Sector Guide

Where could you work?

Nuclear

With nuclear energy established as a secure, reliable and low carbon energy source, the next generation of engineers and scientists is needed to support the planned creation, maintenance and decommissioning of new and existing power plants.

nucleargraduates at a glance

Key facts:

  • Created and established by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) in 2008
  • Funded by organisations across the UK nuclear industry since 2010
  • The most comprehensive graduate programme the energy industry has ever seen
  • As a graduate on the scheme, you will have a dedicated sponsor throughout the two year programme
  • On completion of the programme you will be offered a permanent role with your sponsor, or expert support in finding a position within the industry

Discipline groups recruited...

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical/Process
  • Civil/Building
  • Computing/Technology
  • Electronic & Electrical
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing
  • Sciences/Maths

Opportunities & Benefits:

The nucleargraduates programme has been designed to give you the best training, the most interesting secondments and as much support as possible. A bespoke two year plan, devised with the help of your own personal, professional mentor, will allow you to develop both your technical and behavioural capabilities.

This exceptional programme will allow you to develop skills few other graduates will have. With three different placements, one of which could be overseas, this is an excellent opportunity to fully understand this fascinating sector.

In addition to world-class training and development, nucleargraduates can also look forward to a £1,000 ‘Golden Hello’, a starting salary of £26,000, pension scheme with employer contributions, 25 days’ annual leave a year, an individual training budget and membership of up to two professional institutions.