Nuclear Engineering Graduate Programme

The Nuclear Engineering graduate scheme is designed to develop highly ambitious and determined people into the Nuclear Engineers of the future.

The Nuclear Engineer graduate scheme lasts for two years and is your opportunity to undertake various placements at the only UK company which manufacturers nuclear powered submarines. Specifically, these placements include: nuclear safety and regulation, management of fuel on site, nuclear reactor test and commissioning ; and designing and validating radiation shielding. On completion of the scheme, you will begin working full time in one of these nuclear related placements.

Because we are currently manufacturing both the Astute Class and soon the Vanguard replacement submarines, the Nuclear engineering graduate scheme provides the unique opportunity to join the only UK Business which tests and commissions submarine nuclear reactors.

On completion of the Nuclear Engineering graduate scheme, you will have a strong foundation of knowledge and experiences and will have the opportunity of developing into a chartered engineer.

Roles Available

The following roles are currently available:-

Submarines - Barrow-in-Furness

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Entry Requirements 

To apply, you’ll need a minimum 2:1 Bachelor's degree in an engineering, numerical or scientific subject, be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance. We are also interested in receiving applications from those with non-technical degrees who are interested in working in a business focused role.

Qualifications aside, you’ll also need an analytical mind, a keen eye for detail and a highly methodical approach to work. As a strong communicator, you will have the opportunity to collaborate effectively with both internal and external customers. 

Learning and Development 

We recognise that development is key to you fulfilling your professional potential and us delivering our business commitments. That’s why we’ve created schemes where you take ownership of your career aspirations and we give you support, training and practical experience to help you succeed.

First things first: your career with us starts with an induction to welcome you to your chosen UK business. Here, you’ll meet fellow graduates/ undergraduates and find out more about what your future holds. Then, shortly after joining, you’ll be assigned a mentor who can act as a source of advice and insight when you need it.

Whichever scheme you join, we’ll encourage and support you to reach your full potential. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about us, receive world-class training and support and perhaps most importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in our projects – gaining the insights that can only come from real world experience. 

Rewards: the complete package 

  • Graduate starting salary of £28,000
  • £2,000 welcome payment (GDF)
  • Regular development reviews
  • Mentoring
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Car lease and share schemes
  • 20% of salary available up front as an optional advance 25 days' holiday per year

We are an inclusive employer and recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is imperative to deliver our strategy. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Opportunity Overview

  • Closing Date: November 30, 2017
  • Salary: £28,000
  • Minimum Degree: 2:1
  • Placement Duration: Summer
  • Type of Degree: Bachelors
  • Location: Barrow-In-Furness (Cumbria)
  • Region: North West
  • Type: Graduate Programme

Other benefits...

  • £2,000 welcome payment (GDF)
  • 20% of salary available up front as an optional advance 25 days' holiday per year
  • Car lease and share schemes
  • Mentoring
  • Regular development reviews
  • Competitive pension scheme

Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerospace
  • Building Services
  • Chemical
  • Chemistry
  • Civil
  • Computer & IT
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Geology
  • Hardware
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials/Minerals
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Process
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Science
  • Software
  • Structural
  • Systems

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