Providing technical support to engineers and scientists in the nuclear industry.
Nuclear Technicians with the following typical job roles in: Process/Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Control & Instrumentation, Plant / Design Engineering, Operations, Project Engineering, Scientific, Commissioning / Decommissioning, Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality.
The apprenticeship will typically be 42 months to provide a balanced and comprehensive approach for work based learning and academic achievement to meet the requirements of the occupation role
A Nuclear Technician will have a good technical understanding of processes and procedures for the day to day operational requirements in nuclear facilities and will use the knowledge, skills and behaviours developed to carry out a broad range of technical, scientific and engineering tasks to operate systems and equipment safely, efficiently and in an environmentally sustainable way, meeting the requirements set out by the employer and industry regulators.
They will be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, taking responsibility for the quality of work that is undertaken, demonstrating good team working skills and the ability to communicate in a variety of forms to all levels within an organisation.
The Nuclear Technician role will be a task focussed role and will typically follow direction and instructions of the professional level. Nuclear Technicians provide all the required technical support to enable the engineers and technologists to function effectively, while adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines. Nuclear Technicians solve technical problems. Under supervision they will scope and manage technical work tasks in support of a variety of engineering/science based projects. Tasks can vary depending on the specific discipline but typically involve:
They will have a fundamental and core knowledge of engineering / science principles and practices and will be able to demonstrate discipline skills, project management skills commensurate with their employed job role that typically may include design, plant performance enhancements, operational control, quality control, project engineering and maintenance of environmental health and safety.
Employers will set their own entry requirements. Typically, candidates will have achieved grade C or above in at least five GCSE’s including English, Maths and a Science subject, and hold a minimum of 240 UCAS points. Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered as an alternative.
A Nuclear Technician must be able to know and understand:
A Nuclear Technician must be able to:
A Nuclear Technician within a nuclear environment must demonstrate behaviours to be able to:
Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.
The Science Council for Registered Scientist (RSci). Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship and upon receipt of the apprenticeship certificate, individuals are eligible to apply for RSci through a shortened application route. Individuals also need to be a member of a professional body that is licensed by the Science Council to be awarded this status and provide evidence of a relevant qualification at level 5 or above or demonstrate equivalence. Further information is on the Science Council’s website.
On successful completion of the apprenticeship, a Nuclear Technician will be eligible to apply for professional registration as Engineering Technician (EngTech) through an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution regulated by the Engineering Council.
This standard will be reviewed after 3 years of approval.
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