Level 2 Nuclear Health Physics Monitor Apprenticeship 2023

Overview of Responsibilities

Who are we looking for? 

We have an excellent opportunity for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our organisation where you will spend 80% of your time developing your general work-related skills and 20% on obtaining professional qualifications. Full training will be provided throughout your apprenticeship, and UKAEA has a dedicated Early Careers Team to support your journey and a nurturing community that learns from each other. 

Within the 20% training and development, you will be required to enrol with a training provider to complete a suite of activities designed to develop your professional qualifications. This may be completed on day release or block release dependent on the apprenticeship standard you are completing.


What opportunities does a Health Physics Monitor apprenticeship scheme cover? 

An apprentice working in this field provides radiological monitoring services to protect people, plant, and the environment from the adverse effects of ionising radiation and contamination.

You will use specialist equipment to carry out radiological protection monitoring – taking measurements of radiation dose rates and contamination levels. 

Working both in a team to provide flexible Health Physics services and advice to site – as well as working independently around site.

Communicating with staff across many facilities to provide a service and ensure safety.

Talking to a recently qualified apprentice no two days are the same – you can be covering requested radiological cover, routine monitoring, and incident response.

Please follow the link to an overview of the apprenticeship standards we will be looking at  Nuclear health physics monitor / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Starting at £13,525 + excellent benefits
Apprenticeship Scheme Generic
Type of Employment

Additional Information

What is the recruitment process? 

All applications will be initially reviewed by our Early Careers Team and there will be a requirement to complete online testing that will help to support your application.

Once this has been reviewed, successful applications will be invited to a more in depth virtual interview where you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities and aptitude in a range of different situations. You may be required to attend a final in person meet and greet session to support decision making around the role and for you to have the opportunity to see where you may be working! 

What we offer 

  • A starting salary of £13,525 with significant yearly increases  
  • Dedicated support to help to develop your career and experience 
  • Encouragement and support to achieve your qualification 
  • A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors 
  • An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, with a full calendar of health and wellbeing initiatives 
  • Dedicated Early Careers events and team building opportunities  
  • Being part of the Apprentice and Early Careers community at UKAEA 
  • Flexible working options including family friendly policies  
  • 30.5 days annual leave increased with length of service (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) plus bank holidays
  • Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme
  • Annual corporate bonus scheme (after qualification period)

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. The Executive team with support from our EDI ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10-minute walk from Culham Railway Station in Oxfordshire, and buses are available from Abingdon town centre. 

Our 2023 Apprenticeship opportunities will be open until Friday 17th February, however, please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions. 

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What can I expect from the application process at UKAEA?

Once you have submitted a formal application via our website, all CVs will be reviewed shortly after the closing date of the advert.

  • Submit online application

  • Phone interview

  • Face-to-face or virtual interview

  • Other assessments

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the sun and stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values that capture the spirit of how we work. These values include being: Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative.

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