Nuclear process engineers are responsible for designing and managing the safe and productive running of nuclear power stations.
- Newly trained Nuclear Process Engineers can earn in the region of £20,000 to £25,000 per year
- Trained with experience Nuclear Process Engineers can earn in the region of £30,000 to £50,000
- Senior Nuclear Process Engineers can earn in excess of £50,000 a year
Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility.
Qualifications and Training
To get into this job you will usually need an HNC/HND, foundation degree or degree in a relevant subject such as chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, maths, physics or electrical engineering.
There is also a small number of university courses specific to nuclear engineering and nuclear decommissioning. Some employers also look for postgraduate qualifications.
To get onto an engineering or science degree, you will usually need at least five GCSEs (A-C) or their Scottish and Welsh equivalents, plus three A-levels including maths and a science subject.
For some jobs in the nuclear industry you may be required to go through a security vetting process.