Apprenticeships allow you to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with behavioural and personal skills required for your job and future career.
Delivered by Bridgwater & Taunton College in partnership with the National College for Nuclear (Southern Hub), courses have been developed with industry partners, educational partners and government.
A £15m capital investment provides a state-of-the-art nuclear training facility, including a virtual reality environment, a reactor simulator and computer-equipped training rooms, labs, recreation collaboration space and student accommodation. These fantastic facilities and dedicated staff enable us to replicate the nuclear environment, engaging students in project-based work that help you learn new skills, behaviours and the safety cultures essential for a licensed site.
Level 2 Apprenticeship opportunities at the NCfN Southern Hub include:
- Level 2 Nuclear Decommissioning Operative or Nuclear Process Operative
- Level 2 Health Physics Monitoring Apprenticeship Standard
Five GCSEs in the 9 to 2 (A* to D) range, or an appropriate Level 1 qualification with an overall Merit profile, ideally including maths and science. For mature applicants we will accept a wide range of non-standard and professional qualifications and experience, but if candidates are unsure as to whether they qualify we encourage them to contact us.
WHAT ARE THE ASSESSMENT METHODS
Your knowledge and skills will be continuously assessed and you will have to demonstrate that you can meet the required standards throughout your training. There will be a mixture of coursework, projects, practical tasks, exams and end assessment. As an Apprentice you will have an allocated Trainer Assessor who will oversee your training at work and College. Your Trainer Assessor will regularly review your progress and help you with any problems.
WHAT ARE THE PROGRESSION METHODS
Apprenticeships provide excellent career progression opportunities and are widely recognised in the employment market. Fully qualified engineers are always in demand, both at home and abroad, and are often amongst the top earners.