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Starting Your Nuclear Career

Updated: Dec 2, 2022

The Nuclear Industry provides a wide range of services. Whether you are;

  • leaving school and starting your career,

  • have just finished college/university or

  • are looking to use your existing skills and experience in a completely new field.

There is a vast range of career paths available to you.

About to leave school

If you are looking to take your first steps into the world of work, various entry-level career routes are available in the nuclear industry.

The nuclear industry provides thousands of apprenticeships which provide a fantastic career route to follow.

Additionally, many employers in the nuclear industry offer training so you can be the best version of yourself in your new job and support you in career development and progression.

Finishing College or University

Working in the nuclear industry could be the perfect place for you to use your new skills. There are various opportunities, including career development schemes, nuclear graduate apprenticeships, or the nuclear graduate's scheme.

We would advise that you;

  • Review the types of jobs available in the nuclear industry.

  • Note the skills and qualifications required for your preferred roles.

  • If you would like to continue further education, search for these roles at the UCAS website or the NSSG Career Pathways. You will be provided with information on the Further Education courses that align with your chosen career path.

  • Ready to start work? There are many opportunities for you to join the nuclear industry via Apprenticeships, Degree Apprenticeships, Graduate Schemes, or apply directly for Live Nuclear Jobs.

Additionally, you can post any questions on our contact us page. We love to talk to anyone interested in starting a career in the nuclear industry.

Considering a Career Change

If you want to take your career in a new direction, there are plenty of options to Sector Jump into the nuclear industry. In fact, there has never been a better time.

  • Do you feel your current industry is no longer right for you?

  • Are you worried about professionally pigeonholing yourself?

  • After all this time, are you worried that you’d struggle to move into a new industry - particularly the nuclear industry?

Fear not, the nuclear industry is actively seeking sector jumpers.

There are plenty of career options available for you to choose from that overlap with jobs in other industries - marketing, admin, welding, manufacturing, project management are some of the many examples. Find out more about putting this into action here.

Additionally, you can post any questions on our contact us page. We love to talk to anyone interested in starting a career in the nuclear industry.

NSSG has valuable tools to help you identify some nuclear career options. Ensure you watch the video case studies on the page to hear how others have successfully moved into a new role in the nuclear industry.

Also, we've included a couple of links below to hints and tips on identifying your skills, gaining more from your current career and advice on which path to take.



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