Nuclear Health Physics Monitor Apprenticeship Babcock International

Are you looking for a rewarding role ensuring the safety of people and the environment? This apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity to gain diverse and valuable experience working in a specialised field.

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

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Closing date: 15 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Fully funded qualification, personal development training and opportunities, a minimum 28 days holiday allowance including bank holidays, competitive pension scheme, employee share scheme, flexible benefits including employee shopping savings portal.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (Times to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    16 available

What you will do in your working day

A Nuclear Health Physics Monitor offers radiological monitoring services in the nuclear industry. Their role is to protect people, plant and the environment against the harmful effects of ionising radiation and contamination.  
Our 2.5-year Nuclear Health Physics Monitor Apprenticeship offers you an amazing opportunity to gain hands-on experience in radiation monitoring within the nuclear industry.  
You'll play a vital role in providing radiological monitoring services at HM Naval Base Devonport, using specialised instruments. This will see you learn a whole range of important tasks, including: 

  • Taking readings of surface, air and personal contamination
  • Detecting radiation dose rates using various detectors
  • Performing calculations to assess exposure risks
  • Testing and calibrating monitoring equipment
  • Recording and communicating results to teams
  • Supporting emergency response. 

By taking care of our staff, assets, and the environment every day, you'll help to ensure everyone's safety and well-being.  

The training you will be getting

We'll support your development all the way. Our apprentices are based right at the heart of HM Naval Base Devonport, where all your training and assessments will take place. As you work side by side with experienced colleagues, you'll gain hands-on experience in various parts of the dockyard, adapting to the ever-changing needs of our business. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you will move into a substantive position within the business. 

Once you complete this apprenticeship, you'll have the specialised skills and experience needed to pursue a career as a Nuclear Health Physics Monitor. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including Maths and English (Grade Grade C/4 or higher) Essential

Things to consider

Many of our early careers roles are subject to Security Clearance and Trade Control restrictions which mean that your place of birth, nationality, citizenship, or residency you hold may impact which roles you are eligible for. You must be able to achieve BPSS (Baseline security) and many of them require you to be eligible for Security Clearance.

About the employer

Babcock is an international defence company operating in our focus countries of the UK, Australasia, Canada, France and South Africa, with exports to additional markets with potential to become focus countries. We meet our customers’ key requirements of affordability, availability, and capability by delivering engineering, support and critical systems to defence and civil markets.


Babcock International


Devonport Royal Dockyard




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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Nuclear health physics monitor

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

Once you’ve clicked ‘Apply’, you’ll be taken to our application site. Set up a candidate profile and you can apply for roles at Babcock.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Mar 2024