National Nuclear Laboratory


Friday 3 February 2023

NNL Apprenticeships: Where anything is possible

Our 2023 Apprenticeship Programme is now live and open for applications.

There has never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear industry.  The growing need for carbon neutral energy is driving an increasing interest in nuclear which means new investment, new projects, new challenges, new opportunities, and new demand for people. And as the UK’s national lab for nuclear fission, we will help secure the next generation of talented professionals with the skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm to fuel our purpose and take the sector forward.

We are looking for people with skills in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business administration to join us as permanent employees in September 2023. People who can be part of our future, who can push the limits of what’s possible, excel in their chosen field and make a difference to society.

Our apprentices are our future, which is why we challenge them, stretch them, and support them to continue their learning journey, while taking that initial career step into the exciting and innovative UK nuclear industry. All our apprentices work on challenging projects, learn from industry experts, undertake practical training and work towards recognised qualifications. They join a workforce with some of the most creative and inspired scientific minds in our sector, and the world; supporting our work to harness nuclear science to help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges – from achieving net zero to helping advance nuclear medicine.

National Apprenticeship Week 2023 – Come and meet us

Throughout National Apprenticeship Week (6 to 12 Feb), we are holding some careers awareness sessions, giving students the opportunity to learn more about our apprenticeships, our ground-breaking scientific research and how you could help solve some of society’s biggest challenges. You can also put your questions direct to NNL colleagues at other events we are attending including careers fairs, employability sessions and live Q&A sessions.

If you or someone you know is interested in taking your first step into the nuclear industry, join one of our virtual apprenticeship events, and learn more about our programmes, our ground-breaking scientific research and why there’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector.

Visit our Early Careers website to find out more here

Join us and discover how your skills could solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.