Outstanding Destinations for Nuclear Engineering Students at the National College for Nuclear at BTC

Posted 3 weeks ago


Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) full-time Nuclear Engineering students at the National College for Nuclear (NCfN) have worked relentlessly to achieve the best possible grades and gain employment/Apprenticeships in the industry, with all students progressing to exciting destinations after a very successful final year of their study programme.

Many have secured sought-after places on Apprenticeship programmes with employers through NCfN at BTC. BTC is the principal delivery arm of the NCfN in Somerset, and through innovation and collaboration with industry, delivers high-level technical training and qualifications to ensure career and skills development is relevant and supports economic growth.

The employers, BTC and NCfN work to provide opportunities for some of the very best Apprenticeship programmes in the country. These include Digital Engineering with Bylor, Nuclear Operatives, Maintenance Operations Engineering, and Health Physics with Magnox, Project Controls with Cavendish Nuclear, and EDF Nuclear Engineering Degree Apprenticeship.

Nuclear Engineering student Jack Lee, who has progressed on to the EDF Nuclear Degree Apprenticeship, says: “The NCfN and Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering provided me with the perfect platform to develop my skills and professional behaviours. The expansive course collaborated numerous engineering principles and key practices, enhancing my ability and persona. I was able to obtain my apprenticeship placement due to my high achievement and consistent support provided by both my lecturers and tutors. I would strongly recommend this course to all students who take an interest in engineering, maths and physics as it is tailored perfectly to these areas. Supported by the excellent facilities, the NCfN is the perfect working environment for maximum development and integration into the Nuclear sector.”

NCfN’s £15m building at BTC’s Cannington campus demonstrates the UK’s commitment to placing nuclear at the heart of its industrial strategy for the 21st century. The state-of-the-art nuclear training facility includes a virtual reality environment, a reactor simulator, computer-equipped training rooms, recreation and collaboration space, as well as sports facilities and accommodation.

The nuclear industry is expected to need possibly 100,000 new employees over the next decade, and NCfN at BTC’s high-level nuclear curriculum, range of qualifications and progression routes to jobs, underpin this predicted growth.