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Risk and Safety Management Professional: In highly regulated industries where the impact of loss is high, risk and safety management professionals work collaboratively with other disciplines. They establish the context of the problem, identify all hazards including those with the potential to cause a major accident, analyse the associated risk, evaluate the risk against acceptance criteria and propose ways of treating the risk such that it is eliminated or reduced and maintained as low as reasonably practicable. They are required to address means of monitoring and reviewing the actual risk and safety performance, and communicating and consulting risk issues with all relevant stakeholders.

Whilst the emphasis on specific aspects of the risk profile and use of specific techniques may differ slightly between industries, the overriding risk management process is the same for all. Whether practitioners work in ‘systems’ sectors such as nuclear, defence, rail and aviation, for example, or in ‘process’ industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical, the risk management processes, safety management systems, and organisational and human factors are all fundamentally the same.

This apprenticeship creates rounded professionals capable of working competently in their chosen industry but with the risk and safety management knowledge, skills and behaviours that are transferable across all highly regulated industries.

Such professionals typically work in the fields of technical safety, safety and reliability, nuclear safety, chemical and process safety, rail safety, product safety and air safety.

Entry Requirements

Whilst any entry requirements will be a matter for individual employers, typically an apprentice might be expected to have already achieved a relevant science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) bachelor degree or equivalent.


The apprenticeship will typically last 36 months.


Apprentices must complete an MSc in risk and safety management (at level 7); recognition of prior experiential learning is allowable where appropriate. Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to the End Point Assessment (EPA).


The apprentice will achieve the standard of risk and safety management professional. This apprenticeship provides evidence of knowledge, skills and behaviours in line with the professional registration requirements for Chartered Engineer, however, the apprentice may also need to acquire additional experience. The apprenticeship may also align with the professional registration requirements of relevant professional bodies regulated by the Engineering Council but the apprentice may additionally need to acquire further specific experience.

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At APT Apprenticeships, we know how time-consuming and expensive it can be to recruit new, motivated staff to your business. This is why we offer a complimentary recruitment service.

We will advertise your vacancy, screen applicants and pre-interview potential candidates to ensure you only interview the most appropriate people for your specific role – all free of charge – saving you time and money.

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We are a leading apprenticeships provider with proof of concept in developing effective partnerships with our employer clients. We do this through the development and implementation of purposeful training.

Whatever your size or industry sector, we will take time to understand your business needs and work with you to design and deliver apprenticeships which are relevant to what you want to achieve.

We are here to help you improve the skills of your workforce, developing stronger employees who work well as individuals and as part of a strong team.

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