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Radiation Protection (Health Physics) apprenticeships

Level 2 Apprenticeship

Health Physics is a recognised trade within the nuclear industry and used in other areas such as medical.  It provides radiological monitoring and advice to oversee and implement radiation safety policy and ensure compliance with legislative requirements.

As a Health Physics apprenticeship you will spend 2 years working across both AWE sites and will incorporate placements within major facilities. During this time you will work through all aspects of Operational Radiation Protection.  During your 2 years you will build a portfolio while developing your knowledge of working in various facilities.  You will complete various placements across the business and receive placement reports.

You will be trained using modules that include both practical and written assessments.

The placements and training will develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of all aspects of radiological safety including emergency response required to work successfully as part of the operational health physics team at AWE.

During the 2 year apprenticeship journey, you will learn the following skills:

  • Front end practical radiological monitoring
  • Equipment management
  • Issue and clearance certificates
  • Health physics support to coverage operations
  • Response to local emergency response incidents
  • Fire fighting decontamination
  • Placement reports
  • Carry out surveys
  • Complete emergency response exercises
  • Gain an understanding of different parts of the business
  • Carry out source checks on equipment
  • Part of the site emergency arrnagements

During your apprenticeship, you will work towards nationally recognised qualifications.

Entry requirements

  • Good level of Maths and English
  • Must be age 18 or above as at 4th September 2017