Guidance

Nuclear working apprenticeships

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.

Training opportunities

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