Nuclear working apprenticeships
- Skills Funding Agency
- Part of:
- Engineering and manufacturing technologies apprenticeships and Further education and training
- First published:
- 14 March 2014
- Applies to:
Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the nuclear working sector.
The UK’s nuclear industry employs over 50,000 people and provides about 18% of the country’s electricity.
The government has outlined plans to build more nuclear power stations. Once a nuclear power station reaches the end of its working life it must be safely shut down and decommissioned.
With the advent of ‘new build’ for a fleet of modern nuclear power stations, as well as existing operations and decommissioning, there are a number of opportunities across the sector
A decommissioning operative would be involved in the safe decommissioning of plant and equipment on a licensed nuclear site. A radiation monitor would play a main role in the safe monitoring of personnel and work environments.
Types of apprenticeships
This is an intermediate level apprenticeship. You could train in roles like:
- decommissioning operatives
- radiation monitors
Apply for a nuclear working apprenticeship
You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:
- 16 or over
- eligible to work in England
- not in full-time education
Published: 14 March 2014