What will the apprentice be doing?
The Health Physics Technician team provides assistance across the site by maintaining routine radiological protection and occupational hygiene services and by providing specialised monitoring support for a wide range of radiological and workplace hazards including radiological and beryllium surveys and analysis, area designations, atmosphere and confined space monitoring.
You would be expected to work individually and as part of a team. The individual needs to be able to work with minimum supervision, in a professional manner, taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they undertake.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Training in accordance to the Apprenticeship will include a combination of on-site training, shadowing and working alongside the site Health Physics Technicians, completion of the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Radiation Protection (portfolio of evidence) and via block learning through National College for Nuclear – Southern Hub (Bridgwater and Taunton College) Level 2 Certificate in Health Physics Monitoring within the Nuclear Industry (technical knowledge training)
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
There is potential for a full time position being made available for the right candidate. The organisation often supports further training
A Nuclear Health Physics Monitor could progress to a Health Physics Chargehand or Team Leader or Health Physicist/RPA through continued professional development and training.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent IT (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Essential