• 06/11/2023
  • £18,432.00 Increasing to £20,309 in year 2. Higher rates are applied to those aged 21 and over.
  • Apprenticeship - Level 2
  • Sellafield Ltd. Seascale CA20 1PG
Health Physics Monitor Apprenticeship 2024 - Job Ref: SP05292

A Health Physics Monitor apprentice provides radiological monitoring services at the workface within the nuclear industry to protect people, plant and the environment from the adverse effects of ionising radiation and contamination.

What you will do in your working day

  • Use specialist equipment to carry out radiological protection monitoring; taking measurements of radiation dose rates and contamination levels.
  • Interpret these measurements in order to provide protection advice to facility operators.
  • Work with numbers to complete mental calculations.
  • This role is critical to ensuring safe operations in nuclear facilities and requires a high level of attention to detail, quality and accuracy in recording and interpreting measurements. You will need to have the right attitude to health and safety, quality and following instructions.

The training you will be getting

The first 5 weeks of your training programme will be delivered off site. After this initial period, you will move to our on-site training facility for a further 5 weeks theoretical training, in preparation for moving to site-based locations where you will be very much in a hands-on role.

You will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 ST0290 Nuclear Health Physics Monitor Apprenticeship
  • Level 2 Certificate in Health Physics Monitoring in the Nuclear Industry (Theory).
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Radiological Protection.
  • Award in Nuclear Industry Awareness.
  • ISOH Working Safely.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Following successful completion of your apprenticeship, we will look to retain you in a professional full time position at Sellafield Ltd. 

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


  • GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4) Essential
  • GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4) Essential
  • GCSE or equivalent Science or Engineering (Grade 4) Essential

Job Ref: SP05292

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