Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Safety Consultant


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Do you have a degree or equivalent in a STEM subject?  Would you be interested in developing a career in major accident hazard safety and working on projects that make a difference?  

The RPS Risk team has been a leading provider of nuclear safety and risk consultancy services to clients in the UK for over 30 years.  Over the last 5 years we have expanded our safety services across other higher hazard sectors including chemical /pharmaceutical, defence, energy and manufacturing. 

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We are looking for a graduate to join our team based in Basingstoke By joining us, you will be part of a leading global multi-disciplinary consultancy.  

We’re RPS, our projects are all around you. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Our people are our success. We need people who share our passion on solving the problems that matter. And where you’ll be supported every step of the way. Here is where you come to build a career.

What you’ll be doing

You will be working with a strong team of highly knowledgeable consultants giving you the opportunity to develop your skill set and progress your career. You’ll be trained in providing support and assistance across a range of projects and technical areas. You will provide consultancy advice to our clients, contributing towards the success of the team through the effective delivery of projects and ensuring development of key client relationships.

Your role will be comprised of the following key areas -

  • Supporting the delivery of major accident hazard safety assessment principally in the nuclear sector
  • Performing consequence and risk modelling across a wide range of hazard types
  • Participating in hazard study workshops including: HAZOP/HAZID/ALARP/LOPA/FMEA
  • Development of risk assessment tools
  • Helping develop lasting relationships with clients.
  • Learning how to plan and manage workload across multiple projects, to ensure work is completed on budget and to the client’s satisfaction
  • Business and service development support

Who we’re looking for:

To be considered for our graduate programme you will need to have or be on course for achieving a relevant degree (or equivalent) in one of the following subjects Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering or other STEM subject.

We encourage and value different ideas, perspectives, and styles of thinking. We need a mix of experiences and skills to develop the most innovative ideas to positively shape the impacts of our clients’ projects. We are looking out for people who take opportunities, those who are keen to learn and develop, intelligent risk takers who are not scared to try new things, and who adapt and move quickly.

What’s in it for you?

At RPS we work as one team to achieve exceptional outcomes and, joining the Graduate Scheme is no different. From early on in your career you will have exposure to sustainable projects. Building the foundations of a consultancy career by growing skills, knowledge, and behaviours; and building experience and achievements into real expertise.

We are an accredited training provider – from entry level to master’s degree level professional qualifications in leadership & management and executive coaching & mentoring, we support learning and development for everyone.

A personal development plan and a transparent career pathway puts you in the driving seat of your career and you’ll be supported as far as you want to go.

We respect one another and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. You’ll be joining a diverse community and a company that puts its people first and prioritises their wellbeing.


As part of the selection process, it is mandatory to upload a CV and Covering Letter as we will not process your application without one. In your covering letter we want to know why you are interested in RPS and the discipline you are applying against. We would also like to know a little about you as an individual.

What happens next?

If this opportunity suits your career journey, we’d love to hear from you.

If you are successful, you will be invited to attend an assessment centre. The assessment centre will be an opportunity to spend time with your recruiter and other applicants being considered for the role. This is your chance to show us your best in a series of activities as well as an opportunity for you to learn more about RPS.

As part of the assessment centre, you will have an interview. This will be an opportunity to meet the team who you could be working with.  You will be able to showcase your relevant skills and suitability for the role and, ask any questions on how the team works and what to expect in the role day to day.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Mindful that a truly inclusive organisation must make appropriate use of talent on a global basis and without unnecessary barriers, we are committed to embedding diversity and inclusion principles in all People processes in order to be as diverse as the communities and clients we work with, thereby securing, developing, and retaining the best available talent for the company’s future.

Our approach to Diversity and inclusion

Our people live our purpose, deliver our promise, and demonstrate our behaviours every day. Our behaviours define who we are. Developed by our people, they underpin everything that we do. They create the memorable experiences we are known for and make RPS a great place to do great work.

‘Stronger Together’ is one of our five core behaviours and it is inherent in creating an inclusive workplace: ‘We are respectful, acknowledge diversity, and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. We bring out the best in one another, always assuming best intent. People who learn and grow thrive in our business, sharing in our success.’

How we'll reward you

We believe in developing people and investing in the teams that deliver great results for our clients. Salary packages and benefits reflect performance and behaviours, and emphasise learning and professional development.

As an employee of RPS, you'll also have the opportunity to invest in our company and reap the rewards of our success via our Employee Share Incentive Plan.

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(This means that we will supply feedback if requested after an interview.)


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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Basingstoke (Hampshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Chemical
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Nuclear
  • Physics

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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