Fellow (FNucl)

Who should apply?

Fellow-graphic wFellowship of the Nuclear Institute is the highest class of membership. Fellows are typically nuclear professionals working in senior positions who have significant autonomy and who have made a significant contribution to the industry. They will be an existing Member of the institute or meet the requirements for this grade including the requirements of the Nuclear Delta® applicable to their role and responsibility.

How do I apply?

Complete the Membership Application Form, including the section to demonstrate you satisfy the Nuclear Delta®, and return with a full CV, copies of degree certificates and any existing memberships and the application fee in hard copy to: Membership Team marked 'Application for Member', Nuclear Institute, CK International House, 1 – 6 Yarmouth Place, London, W1J 7BU and also by email to membership@nuclearinst.com 

For further information on the application process, please see the Application Guidance. Current fees for application and all grades of membership can be found on the Fees & Payments page.

How do I register with the Engineering and or Science Council?

Professional registration is an important milestone for any engineer or scientist. It establishes their proven knowledge, understanding and competence. The Nuclear Institute is licensed by the Engineering and Science Councils.

Engineering Council
Applicants can also apply for registration as Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Engineering Technician (EngTech) with the Engineering Council. Applicants wishing to register with the Engineering Council will need to complete the relevant Competence and Commitment form for the grade applied for (form MF2, MF3 or MF4). Please also visit by clicking the link to the Engineering Council.

Science Council
Applicants can also apply for registration as Chartered Scientist (CSci) with the Science Council. Applicants wanting to register with the Science Council will need to complete the Competence and Commitment form for Chartered Scientist (MF5) and include an extended CV. Please visit by clicking Science Council.

What happens next?

Applicants are assessed by the Nuclear Institute through a process known as professional review, carried out by trained practising nuclear professionals who form the Membership Committee.

Applicants must demonstrate they have the relevant qualifications (or equivalent), work experience, Nuclear Delta® and competencies for the grade and registration level applied for when applicable. They must also demonstrate a commitment to maintain their competence, work within professional codes and participate actively within the nuclear profession.

The Professional Review Process

The professional review process is shown below. In a standard application, this is a two stage process with an application assessment followed by a professional review interview. A standard process to election will take between 6 and 9 months.

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As an overall summary of the process and different routes to membership please see the Application Guidance. For specific guidance documents for each stage of the process please refer to the documents below:

Membership Guidance 3 (MG3) - Technical Report               

Membership Guidance 4 (MG4) - Interview             

Membership Guidance 5 (MG5) - Continuing Professional Development          

For any questions or enquiries, please contact membership@nuclearinst.com or speak to the Membership Team on 0203 475 4701