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UKAEA Year In Industry 2023 - H3AT

Computer Science/IT/Science/Physics.

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We have an excellent opportunity for motivated and enthusiastic university students to join our 2023 Year in Industry Programme. We offer excellent opportunities for motivated and enthusiastic undergraduate students to join our 2023 Year in Industry scheme.

Our scheme gives you a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of one of the most advanced sources of sustainable and clean energy. During your year long placement with us, you will experience a  broad range of diverse tasks, work on real projects, and gain invaluable experience within the fusion energy sector. 

Careers at UKAEA: ‘Help shape the future and define what’s possible’

We’re not just developing low-carbon energy. We’re creating a world-class inclusive work place. Our benefits are built to bring out your best – giving you what you need to bring about the future.

About the Projects

Working within our Hydrogen 3 Advanced Technology (H3AT) department you could be involved in a range of projects, including:

This project will entail:

  • Understanding the importance of tritium for future fusion facilities
  • Developing an understanding of how tritium interacts with materials
  • Developing an understanding of UHV systems and working with radioactive gasses
  • Calibration of measuring devices to be used with tritium
  • Operation of an ion sources to implant the samples with tritium
  • Data analysis from several sources to help create a holistic view of tritium trapping and retention


To be considered you will need to be undertaking your degree in the United Kingdom within a relevant area and have the right to work in the UK for the duration of the year.  

Desirable Aptitudes and Experience: 

  • Experience of working in a safety dominated working environment. 
  • Flexible working attitude with the ability to work as an individual or as a team member. 
  • A logical problem solver. 
  • Able to produce high quality work to deadlines. 
  • An excellent working knowledge of English. 
  • An eagerness to learn new skills and knowledge. 

If you have a degree in an area not specified but feel that you could apply your skills to a placement in this discipline, we would still encourage you to apply.  We would ask you to demonstrate how your skills would be relevant to the outlined opportunities.  

You will need to be self motivated, demonstrate the ability to work well with others, and have an interest in the development of a cleaner energy. Additionally, you will be passionate about self-development and you should have a proactive approach to your work with an enthusiasm to achieving your full potential.   

What is the recruitment process? 

All applications will be initially reviewed by our hiring teams and then passed on to Project leads. If shortlisted, you will be contacted by a member of the recruiting team to arrange a short telephone interview. 

What we offer 

  • A competitive salary   
  • A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors  
  • Dedicated Early Careers events and group networking opportunities   
  • Being part of the Early Careers community at UKAEA  
  • Support with homeworking resources as required 

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. The Executive team with support from our EDI ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10-minute walk from Culham Railway Station in Oxfordshire.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: February 28th, 2023
  • Starting: July 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • 12 months
  • Oxfordshire
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Physics
  • Software
  • Systems

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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