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Particulars of normal

Typical Job titles:

Nuclear Technicians with the next typical job roles in: Course of/Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Management & Instrumentation, Plant / Design Engineering, Operations, Undertaking Engineering, Scientific, Commissioning / Decommissioning, Environmental, Well being, Security and High quality.


The apprenticeship will sometimes be 42 months to offer a balanced and complete method for work based mostly studying and educational achievement to fulfill the necessities of the occupation function



Occupational profile:

A Nuclear Technician could have a great technical understanding of processes and procedures for the each day operational necessities in nuclear services and can use the information, expertise and behaviours developed to hold out a broad vary of technical, scientific and engineering duties to function methods and gear safely, effectively and in an environmentally sustainable means, assembly the necessities set out by the employer and business regulators.

They’ll be capable of work as a part of a multi-disciplinary group, taking accountability for the standard of labor that’s undertaken, demonstrating good group working expertise and the flexibility to speak in quite a lot of varieties to all ranges inside an organisation.

The Nuclear Technician function can be a activity focussed function and can sometimes observe course and directions of the skilled degree. Nuclear Technicians present all of the required technical help to allow the engineers and technologists to perform successfully, whereas adhering to appropriate procedures and well being and security pointers. Nuclear Technicians resolve technical issues. Beneath supervision they are going to scope and handle technical work duties in help of quite a lot of engineering/science based mostly tasks. Duties can range relying on the precise self-discipline however sometimes contain:

  • Preparation of technical studies and data to help managers in choice making
  • Utilise downside fixing methods to establish technical enhancements
  • Sampling, testing, measuring, recording and interpretation of outcomes to current to senior colleagues
  • Finishing up routine duties precisely and following strict methodologies
  • Organising, sustaining and working gear
  • Utilizing computer systems and performing mathematical calculations for the preparation of knowledge
  • Holding updated with technical developments, particularly these which may save time and enhance reliability and efficiency

They’ll have a basic and core information of engineering / science ideas and practices and can be capable of exhibit self-discipline expertise, venture administration expertise commensurate with their employed job function that sometimes might embrace design, plant efficiency enhancements, operational management, high quality management, venture engineering and upkeep of environmental well being and security.

Entry Necessities:

Employers will set their very own entry necessities. Usually, candidates could have achieved grade C or above in not less than 5 GCSE’s together with English, Maths and a Science topic, and maintain a minimal of 240 UCAS factors. Different related or prior expertise may be thought-about as a substitute.

Occupational Data:

A Nuclear Technician should be capable of know and perceive:

  1. The ideas, ideas and theories of engineering science related to the interdisciplinary fields of nuclear know-how.
  2. Related stakeholders, industrial and enterprise acumen, enterprise enchancment course of, venture and enterprise administration methods related to the nuclear business.
  3. Science or engineering self-discipline information to help the event of operation, upkeep and development of applied sciences for instance in Decommissioning (e.g. distant dealing with and robotics), Waste Administration, Reprocessing, and Nuclear Energy Era.
  4. How one can interact with and help the profitable end result of nuclear tasks.
  5. How one can analyse and apply the outcomes of analysis and data gathering to guage and to suggest options to a selected nuclear know-how utility.
  6. The regulatory necessities for each nationwide and worldwide and its relevance to the job function.
  7. The nuclear business (previous, current and future) and the enterprise, political and neighborhood atmosphere by which the corporate operates together with private function throughout the organisation, moral observe and codes of conduct.
  8. How one can implement strategies of figuring out the basis reason for issues and demonstrating information of studying from expertise (LFE) processes.
  9. The know-how, security, environmental and economics for quite a lot of nuclear eventualities for instance the nuclear fuels, the nuclear gas cycle.
  10. How the requirements for nuclear skilled observe as required by the business {and professional} physique establishments are utilized.

Occupational Expertise:

A Nuclear Technician should be capable of:

  1. Work competently and safely in a technical nuclear atmosphere, perceive and promote private accountability for Well being, Security, Radiation Safety, Environmental Safety, High quality, Safety, Safeguards and ideas of Danger Administration.
  2. Utilise mathematical, engineering and scientific instruments to offer appropriate options to nuclear functions.
  3. Precisely observe, report and draw conclusions from knowledge and experimental proof and presentation of findings beneath supervision.
  4. Develop and write technical studies that meet enterprise necessities together with the optimisation and steady enchancment of processes and companies.
  5. Utilise Data Know-how (IT) for performing and supporting the enterprise processes together with, communications, work co-ordination, activity evaluation and downside fixing.
  6. Promote and actively help the applying of high quality requirements related to the office and organisation.
  7. Display choice making capability commensurate with agreed ranges of accountability.

Occupational Behaviours:

A Nuclear Technician inside a nuclear atmosphere should exhibit behaviours to have the ability to:

  1. Talk successfully and appropriately in any respect ranges throughout the organisation, utilizing a broad vary of communication expertise (together with written, oral, presentation and energetic listening).
  2. Display reliability, integrity and respect for confidentiality on work associated and private issues.
  3. Display capability to work successfully inside a large, multi-disciplinary group.
  4. Perceive the impression of labor on others, particularly the place associated to variety and equality.
  5. Display capability to work to a plan and ship high quality work to fulfill an agreed schedule.
  6. Display a supportive perspective to alter and reply positively to alter administration processes.
  7. Take accountability for private improvement, demonstrating dedication to studying and self-improvement and be open to suggestions.
  8. Display a robust dedication to non-public security behaviours and understanding of the results as set out within the nuclear business necessities.
  9. Take accountability to actively problem unsafe behaviours and circumstances within the office to assist reinforce nuclear, radiological and traditional security over competing objectives to make sure the safety of individuals and the atmosphere.
  10. Display compliance by following guidelines, procedures and ideas to make sure work accomplished is match for goal and take note of element and perform error checks all through work actions.
  11. Be an enthusiastic advocate for the nuclear business with the flexibility to symbolize this business to quite a lot of audiences.


Apprentices with out degree 2 English and maths might want to obtain this degree previous to taking the end-point evaluation.

Professional Registration:

The Science Council for Registered Scientist (RSci).  Upon profitable completion of the apprenticeship and upon receipt of the apprenticeship certificates, people are eligible to use for RSci by a shortened utility route. People additionally should be a member of an expert physique that’s licensed by the Science Council to be awarded this standing and supply proof of a related qualification at degree 5 or above or exhibit equivalence. Additional info is on the Science Council’s web site.

On profitable completion of the apprenticeship, a Nuclear Technician can be eligible to use for skilled registration as Engineering Technician (EngTech) by an applicable Skilled Engineering Establishment regulated by the Engineering Council.

Assessment date

This customary can be reviewed after 3 years of approval.

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