Nuclear technician apprenticeship

Provide technical support to engineers and scientists in the nuclear industry

During the nuclear technician apprenticeship, you’ll develop a good technical understanding of processes and procedures for the day-to-day operational requirements in nuclear facilities and you will use the knowledge developed to carry out a broad range of technical, scientific and engineering tasks to operate systems and equipment safely, efficiently and in an environmentally sustainable way, meeting the requirements set out by the employer and industry regulators. You’ll work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, taking responsibility for the quality of work that is undertaken, demonstrating good team-working skills and the ability to communicate in a variety of forms to all levels within an organisation. This is a task-focused role, so you’ll typically follow direction and instructions. Nuclear technicians provide all the required technical support to enable engineers and technologists to function effectively.


Duration: 30 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements for the nuclear technician apprenticeship: Five GCSEs, including English, maths and a science subject, and a minimum of 240 UCAS points. Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered as an alternative

Achievement upon completion: Level 5 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £19,000 per annum

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