Magnox Oldbury: Radiation Protection Technician Apprenticeship (Level 2) Energus on behalf of Magnox Ltd

Magnox is an exciting place to be, and this role is the perfect opportunity to be part of our challenging mission to safely and successfully manage the UK’s civil nuclear legacy. This opportunity involves being part of the team that contributes to the safety of personnel on site by carrying out measurements and analysis of the radiological hazards.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary: 1st Year - £14,550 1st Year after 6 months - £16,050 2nd Year - £19,002

  • Working week

    Working hours: 37 hours per week - Monday to Thursday (07:25-17:00)

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Hear from the Hiring Manager

"This is an exciting opportunity at Oldbury to join the Radiation Protection/ Operations department. We are looking for motivated team workers eager to safely and efficiently assist in the daily running of the site."


Site Information

Oldbury Site is located on a 39-hectare site on the bank of the River Severn in South Gloucestershire. It stopped generating in February 2012 after 44 years, generating 137.5 terawatt hours of electricity. The site completed defueling in 2016 and moved into its decommissioning phase. Progress has been made in the former cooling ponds and an alternative electrical supply has been installed on the site, allowing disconnection from the national grid. Priorities are completion of ponds decommissioning work and retrieving, packaging and conditioning other forms of radioactive waste on site. Conventional demolition work will also begin to reduce the footprint of the site.


A Radiation Protection Technician provides radiological monitoring services at the work face within the nuclear industry to protect people, plant and the environment from the adverse effects of ionising radiation and contamination.

Radiation Protection Technicians use specialist instruments to carry out radiological protection monitoring for people, by taking readings of surface and airborne contamination levels and radiation dose rates, recording the readings detected and responding accordingly.

They also:

  • Undertake radiological surveys, decontamination activities and prepare survey reports
  • Prepare work locations to ensure control of radiological hazards
  • Ensure staff abide by good radiological protection practices
  • Maintain compliance with radiological standards


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

Radiation Protection Technician Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Oldbury Site, Oldbury Naite. BS35 1RQ

Vacancy code: OLD- RAD 2023

Applicants must be aged 18 or over by 04.09.23 due to health and safety reasons and duty of care, in line with the working time directive.


Training Provider Information

  • National College for Nuclear, Cannington
  • Length of training – 24 months
  • Training will be delivered via 3 weeks block release


Radiological Protection Technician – Health Physics Monitor Apprenticeship Standard Reference: ST0290 – Level 2



Apprentices are required to undergo training, gain experience and achieve a recognised safety qualification for example to an Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Working Safely or Safety Passport standard.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Future Career Path


  • Team leader
  • Radiological Protection engineer
  • Waste Engineer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent ideally including maths & science, or equivalent (Grade Five GCSEs - 9 to 3 (A*-D)) Essential

Things to consider

There is a requirement to live within a commutable distance to the sites where the role is based. Due to the remote location of the sites, public transport availability is limited.

About the employer

Magnox is an exciting place to be, and this role is the perfect opportunity for you to be part of our challenging mission - to safely and successfully manage the UK’s civil nuclear legacy on behalf of the nation. To deliver our commitment, we need people like you who want to perform at an industry leading standard and be part of a team that continues to develop, innovate and even exceed our greatest achievements. We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. We are happy to talk flexible working where possible upon completion of the apprenticeship.


Energus on behalf of Magnox Ltd


Oldbury Power Station

Oldbury Naite


BS35 1RQ

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Nuclear health physics monitor

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Application Information: To apply for this role, please complete the application form on the Energus website. *Magnox apprenticeship vacancies are advertised by site and discipline, to ensure you are considered for the role which is of most interest to you, please only submit one application. You are able to express interest in other vacancies on your application form* Applications close on Friday 31st March 2023 Assessment centre days will take place throughout April/May/June 2023

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2023