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#1 Posted : 29 December 2017 16:05:33(UTC)
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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
#2 Posted : 02 January 2018 15:11:34(UTC)
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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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thanks 1 user thanked Azza for this useful post.
ChloeH96 on 04/01/2018(UTC)
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#3 Posted : 11 January 2018 13:18:32(UTC)
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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.
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