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Safeguards training

International and regional courses addressing all aspects of safeguards implementation are offered by the IAEA. Participants learn through interaction, experience sharing and practical training. These trainings, often instructor-led, help States meet their safeguard obligations.

Instructor-led Training

To help States meet their obligations, the IAEA offers a variety of training opportunities. Some sessions are available online with IAEA Training Officers providing real-time lessons to participants. Other sessions require hands-on exercises in a nuclear facility.

Depending on the needs of each State, the Safeguards Training team are able to tailor training offerings and delivery methods to ensure that each State can effectively and efficiently contribute to safeguarding measures.

For specific safeguards training guidance and requests, please contact Safeguards Training.

Safeguards Traineeship

The IAEA provides the opportunity for young people to learn about IAEA safeguards through the Safeguards Traineeship for Young Graduates and Junior Professionals. Since its inception in 1983, the traineeship has sought to increase the number of qualified candidates eligible to work at the IAEA or within their State or Regional regulatory authority responsible for safeguards. In particular, the traineeship targets those from States without, or with only a limited, nuclear fuel cycle.

Over the course of 10 months, the traineeship enhances the technical skills and competences of young professionals regarding the implementation of safeguards at nuclear facilities, and broadens their knowledge of the peaceful applications of nuclear techniques. The traineeship includes focused, hands-on training; mentoring; workshops; and nuclear facility-based learning

The programme is announced on an annual basis. Young graduates and Junior Professionals interested in this programme, or those whose wish to submit a nomination, should contact their competent official authority (e.g. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Atomic Energy Authority, or the office of the United Nations Development Programme).

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