The UK’s nuclear industry is facing its biggest challenge in decades.

Power stations at the end of their life are being decommissioned whilst the Government has given the go ahead for a fleet of new nuclear power stations as part of the UK’s future energy mix. With the need for a geological facility to house legacy nuclear waste and the continual development and maintenance of nuclear propulsion submarines for the Ministry of Defence there is no shortage of unique challenging roles for graduate engineers and scientists joining the industry.

The nucleargraduates programme is one of the most ambitious ever put together. A formidable partnership of companies have worked together to create it with graduates joining the programme sponsored by one of the industry’s leading organisations - Sellafield Ltd, Rolls-Royce, Magnox Ltd, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency amongst others. The scheme is also involved with more than 20 other industry stakeholders.

This two year programme allows you to choose and complete three placements; you can expect to find yourself working onsite, with the private sector supply chain, regulatory authorities and with Government. There is also the possibility of going on an international placement. You will develop your technical skills through structured training chosen for you with the aid of a mentor to support you towards charted status with your chosen institute. Our Footprints corporate social responsibility programme will allow you to gain an understanding of the political and commercial factors which affect our industry, become a STEM ambassador to help excite the next generation of scientists and engineers and develop a small business to appreciate the challenges our supply chain face. 

As an engineer or scientist you'll be crucial within the industry. You'll have the chance to make progress with onsite decommissioning work at Sellafield, shape industrial strategy with the NDA or research new commercial reactor designs with Rolls-Royce. Needless to say you'll get a wealth of technical experience and the opportunity to try out more commercial activities. 

Upon completion of the two year programme you will start employment with your chosen sponsoring organisation to continue your career and professional development.  

nucleargraduates are looking for individuals who can influence people through their attitude and actions, helping effect change across the industry without compromising its excellent safety record. 

Mobility, adaptability and tenacity are critical for our graduates. We are looking for people who can achieve real results while showing humility as an individual and in a team environment.

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Employers constantly tell us that there is nothing that impresses them more than a graduate who has properly researched the company and really knows why they want to work there - so make sure that you tell them in your application that you have read-up all about them on TheJobCrowd and so you really know what makes that company great and why they are right for you. It will help your application, we promise!

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