The new Nuclear Scientist and Nuclear Engineer Degree Apprenticeship aims to develop graduate professionals, providing them with the skills to work across the UK’s current and future civil nuclear programmes.
Nuclear AMRC has worked with the AMRC Training Centre to create the apprenticeship, with input from industry partners, including Rolls-Royce, which has its Nuclear Skills Academy in Derby.
It is designed to provide the engineering and management skills needed to ensure that nuclear systems and equipment can be operated safely and efficiently and in an environmentally sustainable way.
Specialist modules include the principles of nuclear engineering, advanced manufacturing and materials for nuclear applications, and industry codes and standards.
Nuclear AMRC is now set to launch the degree apprenticeship at a special event aimed at employers, which will take place on Thursday 8 February in Rotherham.
As well as introducing the scope and requirements of the course, the half-day event will include presentations from a range of nuclear industry representatives on the importance of the new degree apprenticeship and how it aligns with plans to tackle the skills shortage across the sector.
Depending on previous experience, the course will take up to five years to complete.
Graduates will qualify with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), and be well suited for roles including design, operational management, project management, plant performance enhancements and maintenance of safety standards.