Magnox Winfrith: Radiation Protection Technician Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Magnox Winfrith: Radiation Protection Technician Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Energus | Dorchester, Dorset, DT1, GB
Job Type: Full Time

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Magnox Winfrith: Radiation Protection Technician Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Winfrith Site, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8WG
Vacancy code: WIN- RAD 2023
Applicants must be aged 18 or over by 04.09.23 due to health and safety reasons and duty of care, in line with the working time directive.
Magnox is an exciting place to be, and this role is the perfect opportunity for you to be part of our challenging mission - to safely and successfully manage the UK’s civil nuclear legacy on behalf of the nation. To deliver our commitment, we need people like you who want to perform at an industry leading standard and be part of a team that continues to develop, innovate and even exceed our greatest achievements.
At Magnox, we understand, and acknowledge the value of an inclusive working environment, and celebrate the diversity this brings to our workplace. Without this approach, we wouldn’t be in the position that we are now, being able to safeguard and secure the future of our organisation.
Hear from the Hiring Manager
This is an exciting opportunity to join up with our radiological protection team professionals to deliver a safe and enjoyable working community within a highly regulated nuclear sector. Therefore, we are looking for a highly motivated team worker to excel in day to day working standards, maintain compliance and support the site who is undertaking a series of decommissioning projects.
Site Information
Winfrith Site is located on a 87 hectare site in Dorset. It was constructed in the 1950s to enable vital research into reactor design. The site housed nine experimental reactors at various times with only two remaining today, both of which are being decommissioned. A significant amount of work has already been undertaken, resulting in changes to the site skyline. Ponds have been emptied, bulk asbestos removed and waste sorted. Winfrith is working towards reaching its interim end state, at which point the land will be returned to heathland with public access.
Role Information
Radiological Protection Technician – Health Physics Monitor Apprenticeship Standard Reference: ST0290 – Level 2
A Radiation Protection Technician provides radiological monitoring services at the work face within the nuclear industry to protect people, plant and the environment from the adverse effects of ionising radiation and contamination.
Radiation Protection Technicians use specialist instruments to carry out radiological protection monitoring for people, by taking readings of surface and airborne contamination levels and radiation dose rates, recording the readings detected and responding accordingly.
They also:
Undertake radiological surveys, decontamination activities and prepare survey reports
Prepare work locations to ensure control of radiological hazards
Ensure staff abide by good radiological protection practices
Maintain compliance with radiological standards
Qualifications and Experience
Five GCSEs in the 9 to 3 (A* to D) range, ideally including maths and science.
Effective oral & written communication skills
Numeracy / Problem Solving
Attention to detail and a pro-active approach
A ‘can-do’ attitude
Team player
Interest in a career in Radiological Protection
Commitment to safety
Training Provider Information
National College for Nuclear, Cannington.
Length of training – 24 months
Training will be delivered via 3 weeks block release
Benefits Package
Flexible working – where possible upon completion of the apprenticeship
Equivalent of 25 days annual leave plus Public Holidays - option to buy or sell up to one week each year
Flexible benefits scheme – including cycle to work and reduced gym membership
Employee Assistance Programme including 24-hour telephone support & personal assistance service and access to a wellbeing App
Up to 13.5% employer pension contribution depending on individual contribution amount
Access to training and development through the company performance management arrangements, supporting you in maintaining your personal Continuous Professional Development.
We have various different employee networks supporting our inclusion, diversity and wellbeing mission at Magnox
Future Career Path
Team leader
Radiological Protection engineer
Waste Engineer
Additional Information
Please be aware this role holder requires security clearance, or the ability to obtain said clearance.
There is a requirement to live within a commutable distance to the sites where the role is based. For central/multi-site roles, we have various hubs across the UK and can be flexible with base location.
We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best.
At Magnox we are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive, we therefore particularly welcome applications from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBT+ and candidates with a disability as they are all underrepresented in our workforce.
We are happy to talk flexible working where possible upon completion of the apprenticeship.
Working Information
Working hours:
37 hours per week 0815 - 1635 hrs Monday to Thursday & 0815 -1540 hrs on a Friday
1st Year - £14,550
1st Year after 6 months - £16,050
2nd Year - £19,002
Application Information
To apply for this role, please complete the application form on the Energus website.
*Magnox apprenticeship vacancies are advertised by site and discipline, to ensure you are considered for the role which is of most interest to you, please only submit one application. You are able to express interest in other vacancies on your application form*
Applications close on Friday 31st March 2023
Assessment centre days will take place throughout April/May/June 2023