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Nuclear Operative

Operating equipment at nuclear facilities such as power plants.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
24 months
Current funding band
Up to £15,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn

Specific requirements will depend on whether the apprentice does a decommissioning or process operative role. General training will include:

  • machinery performance monitoring
  • operating equipment safely in a nuclear environment
  • assembling and dismantling equipment
  • how to interpret technical information
  • problem solving techniques
  • apprentices must have achieved level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 3 to 1 or D to G) before taking their end-point assessment. They must also have taken level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)
Professional registration

Apprentices with suitable experience will be eligible for associate membership of the Nuclear Institute.

End-Point Assessment
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Organisation Phone Number Email
NSAN 01925 909 700
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.