HSE: Salary, Job Description, How To Become One, and Where to Apply

Nuclear Quality

HSE Engineer

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) are fundamental to everything the nuclear industry does. Therefore, the industry has taken an uncompromising approach to HSE and requires a number of key certifications and accreditations.

The industry and its organisations have a commitment to delivering outstanding performance in safety, in particular; Personal safety and welfare, Process safety, Nuclear safety and Environmental safety.

Salary: xxxxx per year

Job Satisfaction: Very High

Transferability: Very High

Education: Degree 

Job Growth: High

Personality: xxxx

1. Summary
3. Popular Qualifications
2. Steps to become one
4. How long does it take


  • Education Level: Degree*

  • Field of Study: Engineering / Science*

  • Certification: relevant to the discipline

  • Duration to become one: 1 to 6 years

  • Difficulty to become one: TBD

* there are many routes to finding work in quality. A degree is not a prerequisite.

The most traditional one is to leave school, work as part of an HSE team, for six years before moving into a management position becoming charted professionally in parallel. 

Steps to become one

Step One: Gain an academic education.

Depending upon your choice in Step Two, you can decide to pursue a career from Year 11, upon leaving College, or upon Graduating and beyond. Ideally, your subject will be around STEM subjects, such as maths, science, engineering etc.

Step Two: Choose your route into nuclear.

There are many options for you to start your career in nuclear. For example, you can join an apprenticeship straight out of school. In addition, you can join one of the many graduate programmes available or gain experience elsewhere and look to enter the industry as a sector jumper. 

Step Three: Upskill and reskill yourself.

Check out the thousands of live vacancies and review the skills and experience needed to successfully apply for a role focussing on the entry point you have decided in Step Two. Then, work to gain the skills necessary to apply for the position, create a skills-based CV, and apply for any live vacancies. 

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