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Nuclear Scientist and Nuclear Engineer

Typical Job titles:

Nuclear Scientist and Nuclear Engineer with the next typical disciplines in engineering or science based mostly levels: Course of/Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Management & Instrumentation, Operations & Administration, Commissioning / Decommissioning, Physicist, Analysis Scientist, High quality Engineer


The apprenticeship will usually be between 3-5 years to supply a balanced and complete method for work based mostly studying and educational achievement to fulfill the necessities of the occupation position


6, Bachelor’s Diploma

Occupational profile:

On completion, a Nuclear Scientist and Nuclear Engineer Diploma Apprentice will be capable to use the information, abilities and behaviours developed to allow methods and tools to function safely, effectively and in an environmentally sustainable method, assembly the necessities set out by the employer and people of the Skilled Physique Establishments. They are going to have a basic and core information of engineering / science rules and practices and can be capable to display self-discipline abilities commensurate with their employed job position that usually will embody design, plant efficiency enhancements, operational administration, challenge administration and upkeep of security requirements utilising analytical considering to supply revolutionary options.   They may even display good communication and staff abilities and the power to speak in a wide range of varieties to all ranges inside an organisation.

Entry Necessities:

Particular person employers will set the choice standards for his or her nuclear scientist and nuclear engineer apprentices. Sometimes candidates could have achieved grade C or above in a minimum of 5 GCSE’s together with English, Maths and a Science topic.   Employers will set their very own entry necessities however usually candidates will maintain a minimal of 96 UCAS factors or current related Stage 3 {qualifications}. Different related or prior expertise may additionally be thought-about instead.

Occupational Abilities & Information:

On the finish of the apprenticeship the nuclear scientist and nuclear engineer will be capable to:

  1. Work competently in a technical nuclear atmosphere, perceive and promote private duty for Well being, Security, Radiation Safety, Environmental Safety, High quality, Safety, Safeguards and rules of Danger Administration.
  2. Analyse engineering and scientific issues deciding on and utilizing mathematical, engineering and scientific instruments to supply appropriate options to nuclear purposes, with issues of the complete life cycle of a nuclear facility.
  3. Develop and critically apply information of the ideas, rules and theories of engineering science related to the interdisciplinary fields of nuclear know-how.
  4. Exhibit an understanding of stakeholder necessities, business consciousness, enterprise enchancment, challenge and enterprise administration methods related to the nuclear trade.
  5. Apply their science or engineering self-discipline information to the event, operation, upkeep and development of applied sciences used for Decommissioning (e.g. distant dealing with and robotics), Waste Administration, Reprocessing, and Nuclear Energy Era.
  6. Specify, plan, handle, conduct and report on nuclear tasks
  7. Synthesise info from a wide range of sources and apply to the answer of a specific nuclear know-how software.
  8. Precisely observe, document and draw conclusions from information and experimental proof, recognising inherent uncertainties and limitations.
  9. Apply design processes together with supplies choice that meet nuclear trade requirements.
  10. Exhibit an understanding of Regulatory necessities each nationwide and worldwide.
  11. Develop technical experiences that meet necessities of the prevailing verification course of.
  12. Exhibit information of the nuclear trade (previous, current and future) and the enterprise, political and group atmosphere during which the corporate operates together with private position inside the organisation, moral observe and codes of conduct.
  13. Exhibit an understanding of root trigger evaluation and studying from expertise (LFE) processes.
  14. Exhibit information of the know-how, security, environmental and economics of nuclear fuels and the nuclear gasoline cycle.
  15. Apply the requirements for nuclear skilled observe as required by the trade {and professional} physique establishments.


  1. Talk successfully and appropriately utilizing a full vary of abilities; technical talking to a scientific / engineering viewers, lively listening, skilled writing, skilled physique language, technical presentation.
  2. Exhibit reliability, integrity and respect for confidentiality on work associated and private issues.
  3. Work autonomously and work together successfully inside a large, multi-disciplinary challenge staff.
  4. Perceive the impression of labor on others, particularly the place associated to range and equality.
  5. Handle time successfully, having the ability to plan and full work to schedule.
  6. Exhibit a supportive perspective to alter and reply positively to alter administration processes.
  7. Take duty for private improvement, demonstrating dedication to studying and self- enchancment and be open to suggestions.
  8. Exhibit a powerful dedication to private security behaviours and understanding of the results as set out within the nuclear trade necessities.
  9. Take duty to actively problem unsafe behaviours and situations within the office to assist reinforce nuclear, radiological and traditional security over competing targets to make sure the safety of individuals and the atmosphere.
  10. Exhibit compliance by following guidelines, procedures and rules to make sure work accomplished is match for objective and take note of element and perform error checks all through work actions.
  11. Demonstrable dedication to sustainability in work design and software.
  12. Be an enthusiastic advocate for the nuclear trade with the power to signify this trade to a wide range of audiences.


English and Maths:

Apprentices with out stage 2 English and maths might want to obtain this stage previous to taking the Finish-Level Evaluation. For these with an schooling, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimal requirement is Entry Stage 3. A British Signal Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative choice to the English qualification for these whose major language is BSL.

Different obligatory {qualifications}:

On completion of the apprenticeship, the nuclear scientist and nuclear engineer will maintain a Bachelors (Honours) diploma qualification (at stage 6), accredited by the constituent our bodies of the Engineering or Science Council. The diploma could have a minimal of 60 related nuclear based mostly credit (1/6 of complete credit).

Professional Recognition:

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 way of a shortened software route. People additionally should be a member of an expert physique that’s licensed by the Science Council to be awarded this standing. Additional info is on the Science Council’s web site.

On completion of the apprenticeship, the nuclear scientist and nuclear engineer will likely be eligible to use for skilled registration as an Integrated Engineer (IEng) by way of an applicable Skilled Engineering Establishment regulated by the Engineering Council.

Evaluation date:

This customary will likely be reviewed after 3 years of approval.

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