Level 2 Nuclear Health Physicist/Operative Apprenticeship

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Level 2 Nuclear Health Physicist/Operative Apprenticeship

Closes: February 18, 2022
Location: Culham, Oxfordshire, UK, Europe
Salary: £13,525
Work Type: Apprenticeship
Background Information:

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in joining an organisation where your work will contribute and help to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, an apprenticeship within the UKAEA Apprenticeship Scheme provides a perfect gateway into a future career in this industry.

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow’s fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values that capture the spirit of how we work. These values include being: Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative.

Role Description:

Who are we looking for? 

We have an excellent opportunity for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our organisation where you will spend 80% of your time developing both your general work-related skills and 20% on obtaining professional qualifications. Full training will be provided throughout your apprenticeship, and UKAEA has a dedicated Early Careers Team to support your journey and a nurturing community that learns from each other.

Within the 20% training and development, you will be required to enroll with a training provider to complete a suite of activities designed to develop your professional qualifications. This may be completed on day release or block release dependent on the apprenticeship standard you are completing.


What opportunities does a Health Physics and Nuclear Operative apprenticeship scheme cover? 

An apprentice working in this field provides radiological monitoring services to protect people, plant, and the environment from the adverse effects of ionising radiation and contamination.

You will use specialist equipment to carry out radiological protection monitoring – taking measurements of radiation dose rates and contamination levels.

Working both in a team to provide flexible Health Physics services and advice to site – as well as working independently around site.

Communicating with staff across many facilities to provide a service and ensure safety.

Talking to a recently qualified apprentice no two days are the same – you can be covering requested radiological cover, routine monitoring, and incident response.

Please follow the link to an overview of the apprenticeship standards we will be looking at  Nuclear health physics monitor / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Nuclear operative / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education