Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) 2021 Recruitment Notification. NPCIL has released official notification for the job openings of Trade Apprentice positions. Check the eligibility and notification prior to apply for the positions.

Closing Date is on :- 16th August, 2021.

No. of Posts and Vacancies :-  

Trade Apprentice - 173 Posts

Job Location - Tirunelveli

Other Qualification Details :-

Applications are invited for engagement of Trade Apprentices under Apprentices Act, 1961, and Apprenticeship Rules, 1992 as amended from time to time in the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, Kudankulam PO, Radhapuram Taluk, Tirunelveli District – 627106, Tamil Nadu.

1. Name of the Trade: Fitter, Machinist, Welder (Gas & Electric), Electrician, Electronic Mechanic, Pump Operator cum Mechanic, Instrument Mechanic, Mechanic (Chiller Plant) Industrial Air Conditioning 

2. No. of Seats: 173

3. Qualification required: 

a. Fitter: Passed 10th class examination with Science and Mathematics under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent and. ITI Pass Certificate in Fitter Trade

b. Machinist: Passed 10th class examination with Science and Mathematics under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent and. ITI Pass Certificate in Machinist Trade or Grinder Trade

c. Welder (Gas & Electric): Passed 8th class examination from recognised school and ITI Pass Certificate in Welder Trade

d.  Electrician: Passed 10th class examination with Science and Mathematics under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent and ITI Pass Certificate in Electrician Trade or Wireman Trade or Rewinder Trade

4. Standard of Physical Fitness: candidates should be free from evidence of any contagious or infectious disease. He should not be suffering from any disease, which is likely to be aggravated by service or is likely to render him until unfit for service or to endanger of health of the public. He should also be free from evidence of Tuberculosis in any form, active or healed.

5. Amount of Stipend: 8855/- shall be payable as stipend, if the candidate had undergone 2 years ITI course.7700/-  7700/- shall be payable as stipend, if candidate had undergone 1 year ITI course.


Not less than 18 years. Maximum age limit is 24 years for General Candidates and EWS Candidates

General Conditions:

1. The duly filled hardcopy of application along with necessary enclosures to be forwarded to Senior Manager (HRM), HR-Recruitment Section, Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, Kudankulam PO, Radhapuram Taluk, Tirunelveli District-627106 within due date.

2. Candidates should submit only one Application form for any one trade notified in the advertisement.

3. The period of Apprenticeship training will be ONE YEAR only.

4. No transportation will be provided free of cost for selected Apprentices.

5. However, Transportation will be provided to selected apprentices from KKNPP (Site) Main Gate to Plant Site on free of cost during their training period.

6. The apprentices engaged will be provided with Safety Shoes after joining and other Personal Protective Equipments, wherever applicable.

7. The applicants who have already undergone Apprenticeship training anywhere partially/fully for a period of one year or more in any discipline need not to apply.

8. The application form should be accompanied by two Conduct Certificates recently obtained from 2 Gazetted Officers or from the concerned Institution (Originals). The format of conduct certificate is attached with this advertisement.

9. Candidates selected for training will not be allowed to withdraw from training except for reasons, which are beyond their control. Before commencement of the training, the candidates will have to execute a Contract of Apprenticeship. Those who absent themselves are liable to refund the whole cost of their training as well as the amount received as stipend as determined by the Central Apprenticeship Adviser.

10. Completion certificates of Trade Apprentices will be issued by National Council for Vocational Training. Every Apprentice who has completed the period of training will have to undergo a test to be conducted by the National Council for Training in Vocational trade to determine his proficiency in the designated trade. Only on passing the test, a Certificate of Proficiency in the trade would be issued by the National Council.

11. The Engagement and training are strictly in compliance with the provisions of the Apprentices Act, 1961 and Apprentices Rules, 1992 amended from time to time. There is NO OBLIGATION FOR EMPLOYMENT of the Apprentices on completion of their training at either KKNPP or any of the sites of NPCIL

12. Management reserves the right to modify this notice or cancel this entire process of engagement of apprentice without assigning any reasons whatsoever.

13. Police Verification Certificate: Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project being a highly protected area, selected candidates will only be allowed to undergo the apprenticeship training on production of Police Verification Certificate. Selected candidates may take parallel action to obtain the Police Verification Certificate, which is a mandatory requirement, to be produced, upon Selection, prior to joining the training.

14. Every apprentice undergoing apprenticeship training in a designated trade in the Unit shall be a trainee and not a worker and the provisions of any law with respect to labour shall not apply to or in relation to such apprentices.

15. Apprenticeship training is being made on the basis of the particulars such as Qualification and Trade Certificate, and Caste Certificate etc., as submitted by the candidate with their application for the Apprenticeship training. In case any particulars / information, as furnished by the candidate, is found to be false or incorrect at any point of time even after engagement of trade apprentice also, then their Apprenticeship training will be deemed to be void ab-inito and the said engagement shall be deemed terminated with immediate effect and further necessary action as deemed fit will be initiated.

Selection Process :-

1. The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of marks obtained in ITI Course.

2. The following priority will be adopted for selection of Apprentices:

a. Land Losers

b. Local i.e from Radhapuram Taluk

c. Tirunelveli District

d. Tamilnadu

e. Others

3. In case of tie, the preference will be given as follows:

a. The person who got higher marks in ITI

b. The person who born earlier

Steps to Apply :-

1. Interested and eligible candidates are first required to register in the web portal for engagement as Apprentices. The applications will not be accepted without registration in the above web portal.

2. Candidates are to keep scanned copy of following documents ready before to start Registration process:

a. Passport size colour photograph

b. Qualification certificate (Matriculation / 10th Class)

c. Technical Qualification certificate (ITI All Semester Mark sheet / NTC)

d. Date of Birth certificate (10th Class Certificate / Certificate issued by municipality etc.)

e.  Signature of candidate

3. After successful completion of registration in the above said web portal, the candidates have to apply for the respective trade through the web portal to Establishment Registration No. E05203300798 i.e. NPCIL, KKNPP

4. On completion of online registration, Candidates are required to fill the HARDCOPY of application enclosed with this advertisement. The filled applications to be forwarded along with the self attested copies of following documents by post (Speed/Registered) or courier to “Senior Manager (HRM), HR-Recruitment Section, Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, Kudankulam PO, Radhapuram Taluk, Tirunelveli District-627 106”.

5. Last Date for Receipt of Application: The last date for receipt of hard copy of Application in the prescribed proforma along with necessary attachments as mentioned above is 16.08.2021. The applications received after the due date will not be entertained at any cause.

Official Notification