Radiation Protection Monitoring
What's Radiation Protection Monitoring like?
This is your chance to be part of the first nuclear-specific Scottish Modern Apprenticeship.
Radiation protection monitors are fundamental to the nuclear sector, conducting day-to-day checks and monitoring to ensure compliance with radiation protection legislation and organisational policies in areas such as power generation, decommissioning and defence.
You'll be responsible for monitoring personnel, surface and airborne contamination levels and dose rates, recording levels detected and responding accordingly. You'll be part of your organisation's emergency response arrangements.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 5.
Your qualification includes:
Radiation Protection Monitoring at SCQF Level 5
Common topics in your training will include:
radiation physics, biological effects, dose limits and assessment
detection and measurement of radiation and the equipment to be used
designation of controlled areas within the site and workplace
management of radiation source materials
principles of managing risks to be as low as reasonably practicable
nuclear safety culture, health and safety training and required behaviours
Emergency training relevant to your particular workplace
You'll also develop the following core skills:
working with others
information and communication technology
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs and other sectors.
You have a range of options to explore with this Modern Apprenticeship. You could continue to study in a relevant field or go into full-time work.
Further education: You could carry on your studies by applying for an HNC or HND in a related discipline such as Chemistry or Science. Alternatively, you could go on to study for qualifications in a related area such as Health & Safety, Training & Development or Supervisory Management.
Straight to work: Successful completion of this Modern Apprenticeship could lead to one of the following job roles:
health physics monitor
radiation protection team leader
radiation protection adviser
Some of these roles will be longer-term and will require further training and qualifications.
There are no set requirements for this apprenticeship. You should however have a safety-orientated attitude.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Modern Apprenticeship will usually take 2 years to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.