Nuclear health physics monitor apprenticeship

Provide radiological monitoring services in the nuclear industry

A nuclear health physics monitor protects people, the plant and the environment from the adverse effects of ionising radiation and contamination. Using specialist instruments to carry out radiological protection monitoring, you’ll take readings of surface and airborne contamination levels and radiation dose rates, and record the readings detected and respond accordingly. During the nuclear health physics monitor apprenticeship, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge necessary to reinforce radiological safety standards and the actions of the nuclear workforce. You’ll also support nuclear facility teams and emergency response arrangements. You’ll be able to undertake the apprenticeship at most nuclear sites, including waste management, decommissioning and operational nuclear plants.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Maths and science

Entry requirements for the nuclear health physics monitor apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £28,000 per annum

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