Nuclear health physics monitor

Nuclear health physics monitor

“A nuclear health physics monitor provides radiological monitoring services in the nuclear industry to protect people, the plant and the environment from contamination”

A nuclear health physics monitor protects people, the plant and the environment from the adverse effects of ionising radiation and contamination. Using specialist instruments to carry out radiological protection monitoring, you’ll take readings of surface and airborne contamination levels and radiation dose rates, and record the readings detected and respond accordingly. As an apprentice, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge necessary to reinforce radiological safety standards and the actions of the nuclear workforce. You’ll also support nuclear facility teams and emergency response arrangements. You’ll be able to undertake the apprenticeship at most nuclear sites, including waste management, decommissioning and operational nuclear plants.

Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Maths and science

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

Find out more: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk