Tritium Fuel Cycle Division: Chemical/Process Engineering Year in Industry Placement 2024 (FTA)


Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

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.

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs.

UKAEA leads the way in realising fusion energy, partnering with industry and research for ground-breaking advancements. Our goal is to bring fusion electricity to the grid, supported by tomorrow's power stations. In pursuit of our mission, UKAEA embraces core values: Innovative, Committed, Trusted, and Collaborative.

Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference? Join our team and contribute to the future of fusion energy. 

Validating a method for testing of materials for carbon 14 in waste materials using pyrolysis. The method for this will be validated using a pyrolyser. The method is already established it would require validating on our pyrolyser.

A work instruction and risk assessment and any relevant COSHH assessments would need to be produced. All training on the pyrolyser will be provided. This work will be carried out in conjunction with a method validation for liquid scintillation counting for carbon-14. 

The individual will be a monitored worker for Beryllium and tritium. 

We have an excellent opportunity for motivated and enthusiastic university students to join our 2024 Industrial Placement Programme. We offer excellent opportunities for motivated and enthusiastic undergraduate students to join our 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.  


Essential Requirements:

  • 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.   

Additional Information

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 an interview.  

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. 

Our 2024 Industrial Placement opportunities will be open until Friday 5th January 2024, however, please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.  

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions. 

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  • Deadline
    January 5th, 2024
  • Hiring Multiple Candidates
  • Salary
    £20,213 + benefits
  • Degree required
    All grades
  • Duration
    1 year
  • Location
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Chemical
  • Process
Also Accepting...
  • Energy/Renewables
  • Materials Science
  • Nuclear
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