Job TitleNuclear Maintenance Project Technician

Nuclear power is playing a crucial role in the UK’s future energy supply.

Working in a nuclear power plant, you’ll be making sure everything runs smoothly and is kept maintained to a high standard. It’s complex work in a very important role – you’ll be looking at all areas of the plant and its systems, identifying problems and using your skills and knowledge to rectify any issues or faults.

You’ll need to read and extract information from engineering drawings, diagrams and technical details relating the power plant and its electrical and mechanical systems, and the equipment it uses.

Training/QualificationsThe usual way of getting into this role is through a recognised apprenticeship – you must gain a Level 3 S/NVQ in Engineering/Electrical Maintenance or a recognised equivalent

Once you’ve passed all the relevant safety training you’ll be able to progress into roles such as a Project Engineer, and also supervisory and management roles as you gain more experience

You might also be interested in other areas such as design, becoming a safety specialist, or lots of other roles that ensure nuclear power is generated and delivered to UK homes and businesses.