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Nuclear scientist and nuclear engineer

Ensuring nuclear systems and equipment operate safely and efficiently and in an environmentally sustainable way.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have:

  • achieved grade C or above in at least 5 GCSEs (or equivalent), including English, maths and a science
  • a minimum of 240 UCAS points or existing relevant level 3 qualifications
What apprentices will learn
  • health, safety, regulatory and environmental requirements
  • analysing engineering and scientific problems using mathematical, engineering and scientific tools
  • applying science or engineering knowledge to decommissioning technology
  • observing, recording and drawing conclusions from data and experimental evidence
  • design processes that meet nuclear industry standards
  • root cause analysis and 'learning from experience' processes
  • specify, plan, manage, carry out and report on nuclear projects
  • technology, safety and economics of nuclear fuels and the nuclear fuel cycle
Qualifications

A bachelor (honours) degree at level 6, accredited by the constituent bodies of the Engineering/Science Council.

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).

Professional registration

Successful apprentices will be able to apply for professional registration as an incorporated engineer (IEng) or registered scientist (RSci) and membership of a professional institute.

Documents
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 apprentice.assessment@education.gov.uk with details.