Nuclear engineers are responsible for the safe running of nuclear power stations.
There will be
3% more Nuclear engineer jobs in 2023.
In your local area
You’ll produce energy for business and domestic use.
Your day-to-day duties may include:
You could also use your knowledge of nuclear technology in other areas, like:
You’ll need an HNC, HND, foundation degree or degree in a relevant scientific or technical subject, like:
You could also go on a graduate training scheme.
The Nuclear Industry Association has more information on becoming a nuclear engineer.
For some jobs in the nuclear industry you may need to pass security checks.
Starter salary: £24,000 to £29,000
Experienced salary: £30,000 to £50,000
These figures are a guide.
In processing and power stations you’ll work a 7-day shift system that may include weekends, evenings and nights.
In research and development you’ll usually work Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
You’ll work in laboratories, control rooms or offices.
You’ll wear protective clothing when dealing with radioactive material.
You could move into research, or university teaching. You could also work freelance.
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