18 May 2023
by Hassan Akhtar

New degree apprenticeship in nuclear systems launched

The University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre, UK, has introduced the Nuclear Scientist and Nuclear Engineer Degree Apprenticeship.

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The course, which can take up to five years depending on previous experience, will provide the skills needed for engineering and managing nuclear systems safely, efficiently and in an environmentally friendly way.

The topics include design, operational management, project management, plant performance enhancements and maintenance of safety standards. Upon completion, graduates will be awarded a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons).

It is estimated that 150,000 skilled workers are required to meet the 24GW of nuclear power needed in the UK by 2050. ‘We are committed to supporting our supply chain companies to obtain suitably qualified personnel to meet today’s challenges and those of the future’ says Liz Gregory, Supply Chain and Skills Director at the Nuclear AMRC. ‘There is a real shortage of staff in the nuclear sector, so we are working hard with our partner organisations to meet their needs for high-quality training and to give young people the best possible start in the industry.’

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