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Office for Nuclear Regulation
The Nuclear Degree Apprenticeship Scheme
recruits and develops A-Level / B-TEC qualified (or equivalent) individuals to
become the next generation of nuclear engineers, scientists and
inspectors. Nuclear Degree Apprentices
will develop an understanding of working on Nuclear Licenced Sites, and the
regulation of such, supporting the safe design, build, commissioning, operation
and decommisisoning of the civil nuclear industry including power generation.
The Nuclear Degree Apprenticeship is a
five year programme, during which you will work towards the Level 6 Nuclear
Scientist & Nuclear Engineer Standard. This involves an initial phase of
engineering appreciation and awareness, followed by a series of exciting
placements within areas such as nuclear integration, plant operation,
maintenance, testing, commissioning and nuclear safety, inspection and
Our Nuclear Degree
Apprentices follow a set placement schedule, which will include placements with
the different engineering and science specialisms that are needed to regulate the
complex, complicated and hazardous nuclear industry. This will primarily be at
our headquarters in Bootle. During the apprenticeship, you will be involved in
a wide variety of tasks and have ample opportunity to develop technical knowledge
and mature professional behaviours.
These tasks could include: specification and management of projects; individual
research to update engineering good practice; assessing the adequacy of safety
claims, inspecting operations or maintenance, and being part of an investigation
This will build into
a comprehensive portfolio of experiences to demonstrate the knowledge and
competencies gained. You will also
complete a BEng (Hons) Degree in Nuclear Engineering which runs for the
duration of the apprenticeship and is fully funded by the organisation. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you will have gained a
BEng (Hons) Degree in Nuclear Engineering from Lancaster University. You will have also gained five years of
experience within various technical specialisms related to the regulation of
the civil nuclear industry.
Opportunities for career progression within ONR are excellent subject to
a formal employment offer being made.
**Please note that the interview date for this vacancy is provisional and therefore subject to change**
For more information about this vacancy please contact Blackpool and the Fylde College on 01253 504343 (Ref ID: 184884)
You should have a keen interest in engineering and technology and be prepared to study this to degree level.
Good attention to detail and awareness of health and safety are also essential qualities for this apprenticeship.
The ability to communicate clearly is also key.
You will need
five GCSEs grade A*-C/ 4-9 (or equivalent) including Maths, English and
Science/technical subject and 96 UCAS points or equivalent (excluding UCAS
points gained at AS level) to include Maths plus one other STEM subject
(excluding General Studies).
will be expected to be medically fit as deemed necessary to perform the role,
be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security
Nuclear Scientist Nuclear Engineering Degree Apprenticeship (Level 6)
An interest in the nuclear sector and keen appreciation of engineering and mathematics.
Upon successful completion of the
Apprenticeship Programme there are development opportunities within the
organisation to work towards becoming a Nuclear Inspector.
Nuclear Inspectors are expected to be
capable of undertaking a variety of roles:
Assessing technical safety cases
Enforcing the law and influencing improvement in safety cases
Developing strategic approaches to secure high standards in the industry
Managing nuclear research contracts etc
Some inspectors concentrate
on undertaking planned and reactive inspections on site, while others will
mainly assess safety submissions or manage discrete intervention projects.
However, the focus is on working as teams to ensure compliance, reassure the
public and improve safety standards.
As part of the college application process, you will be required to provide a copy of your CV and also complete the online initial assessments in English and maths.