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Nuclear Health Physics Monitor Apprentice Level 2 United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

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

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 17 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Significant salary increase in year 2 and pension scheme

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 08.15am to 16.30

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

·       The Health Physics Apprentice will be expected to work alongside suitably qualified and experienced Health Physics Technicians (HPT) undertaking their duties

·       Health Physics Apprentices are required to maintain and reliably deliver a routine radiological protection and occupational hygiene service and to provide specialised monitoring support for a wide range of radiological and workplace hazards

·        As time progresses, the apprentice will be authorised to undertake routine, low risk tasks with minimal supervision, but oversight of their work will be completed by either the Health Physics Chargehand, Health Physics Supervisor or their Direct Line Manager 



What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Training in accordance to the Apprenticeship will include a combination of on-site training, shadowing and working alongside the site Health Physics Technicians, completion of the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Radiation Protection (portfolio of evidence) and via block learning through National College for Nuclear – Southern Hub (Bridgwater and Taunton College) Level 2 Certificate in Health Physics Monitoring within the Nuclear Industry (technical knowledge training)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is potential for a full time position being made available for the right candidate. The organisation often supports further training

A Nuclear Health Physics Monitor could progress to a Health Physics Chargehand or Team Leader or Health Physicist/RPA through continued professional development and training.   

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths + 3 Others (Grade C - A* (4-9)) Essential

About the employer

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. We are placing the UK at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, by 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.


United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority


Culham Science Centre


OX14 3DB


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Nuclear health physics monitor

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

You will need to apply through the employers website (link above). Scroll down to the Level 2 Nuclear Health Physics Monitor Apprenticeship 2023

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 17 Feb 2023