BETA This is a new service – your feedback will help us to improve it.

Nuclear Operative

Operating equipment at nuclear facilities such as power plants.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
24 months
Current funding band
Up to £15,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn

Specific requirements will depend on whether the apprentice does a decommissioning or process operative role. General training will include:

  • machinery performance monitoring
  • operating equipment safely in a nuclear environment
  • assembling and dismantling equipment
  • how to interpret technical information
  • problem solving techniques
  • apprentices must have achieved level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 3 to 1 or D to G) before taking their end-point assessment. They must also have taken level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)
Professional registration

Apprentices with suitable experience will be eligible for associate membership of the Nuclear Institute.

End Point Assessment

There are no end point assessment organisations for this standard yet. There is a monthly application process for organisations interested in delivering end-point assessment. New organisations are added regularly.

If you have an urgent need to select an assessment organisation for this standard, please email with details.