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ChloeH96  
#1 Posted : 29 December 2017 16:05:33(UTC)
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ChloeH96

I am currently studying a BSc in public health and nutrition , but am going on to complete a MSc in Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing in September. I am hoping to then attempt to branch in to Nuclear Safety but all of the graduate schemes are looking for STEM topics. Although my degree is heavy in biological science it is not classified as STEM. Is it even possible for me to branch in to Nuclear without obtaining a degree in a science related subject? Are there any courses that I could undertake which will make me more desirable to the Nuclear industry? I have a work experience oppertunity within a Nuclear plant , is there anything more I can do to increase my chances? Thank you, Chloe
Azza  
#2 Posted : 02 January 2018 15:11:34(UTC)
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Azza

Hi,

Sorry but I dont know what STEM is?

Nuclear is a specialist area but something that would be advantageous on your CV is an RPS qualification. (Radiation protection supervisor). This may give you an opening.

I once got shortlisted for a specialist nuclear safety role with just an HND in Business, CMIOSH & some relevant job experience. Employers in this area are concnerned with technical ability.

The office for Nuclear radiation and Public health england will have training info.

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ChloeH96 on 04/01/2018(UTC)
Ian Bell2  
#3 Posted : 11 January 2018 13:18:32(UTC)
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Ian Bell2

STEM is an abbreviation for Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematics. It relates to studying and obtaining educational qualifications in one or more or the subject areas. It will be difficult to get a job in the nuclear sector without such qualifications.
SamParker  
#4 Posted : 17 January 2018 21:42:55(UTC)
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SamParker

Have you given this a shot? https://www.edfenergy.com/earlycareers
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ChloeH96 on 05/02/2018(UTC)
fish1900  
#5 Posted : 23 January 2018 09:49:23(UTC)
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fish1900

I think your placement will help you understand more about what is possible in the nuclear industry.  There are different types of safety role.  I work with designers on new build nuclear projects and specifically look at what the nuclear industry call "conventional safety" i.e the safety of people during construction and operation/maintenance that is not caused by the nuclear aspect of the plant but by conventional stuff such as trips and falls from height etc etc.  I have many years in construction safety which is how I ended up doing this work but there are other safety roles, your health stuff is likely to be an interesting avenue to look at.  I do have some Engineering qualifications but not at degree level.

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ChloeH96 on 05/02/2018(UTC)
David2010  
#6 Posted : 24 January 2018 11:13:29(UTC)
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David2010

Chloe I think you may need to just reframe your applications/intentions slightly. There are jobs in the nuclear industry that are very wide ranging indeed that includes construction, decommissioning, "conventional safety" (ie non-radiological), behavioural safety, radiation safety, nuclear safety, plant safety cases, occ health, occ hygiene, etc. Each are equally important, so I would recommend you don't focus on nuclear safety as this usually requires some quite specific qualification, knowledge and experience e.g. criticality assessments, nuclear accountancy, etc. Obvously this could be area for personal development in the future when you have a foothold in the nuclear industry. 

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ChloeH96 on 05/02/2018(UTC)
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