Graduate Opportunity

Nuclear Liabilities Graduate 2021

Start Date: 11th October 2021

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Get your career in the nuclear Industry off to a flying start!

As a nucleargraduate you will have a graduate programme bespoke to you, no two nucleargraduates’ journeys are the same. This is a unique opportunity to experience the different aspects of our complex, ever-changing industry. You will be sponsored by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) whom you will join upon completion of your two-year programme to start a substantive role and continue with your professional development.

The ONR, based in Bootle, Merseyside, is responsible for regulation of nuclear safety and security across the UK, to protect society by securing safe nuclear operations.

You will work in the Nuclear Liabilities Regulation (NLR) specialism. Responsible for fulfilling a broad range of strategic and project management roles on decommissioning, spent fuel, by-products and radioactive waste within ONR. Working within NLR you will find yourself dealing with a broad range of issues around the management of the UK’s radioactive waste and materials, ensuring adequate decommissioning of facilities, ground remediation activities, geological disposal and ending regulatory control. You can expect to find yourself liaising with government bodies and other regulators, both within the UK and abroad in relation to the implementation of national and international strategies.

The nucleargraduates Experience

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A graduate development programme like no other you will complete;

  • Three secondments with three different organisations (with the possibility of an international secondment).
  • ‘Core training’ – training modules completed with your fellow graduates in Project Management, Commercial Awareness, Influencing & Negotiating, Risk Management, Business Skills and Leadership.
  • Technical and behavioural training, structured against the needs of the Institute of Physics (IoP), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), The Geological Society, Institute of Chemical Engineers (ICHemE) or any other institute with whom you will be working to gain chartered status.
  • Our Footprints corporate social responsibility programme will account for 10% of your time as a nucleargraduate. You will have the opportunity to become a STEM ambassador, passing on your knowledge and enthusiasm to the next generation of engineers and scientists. You will establish a start-up company, developing your commercial awareness and growing your appreciation of the challenges faced by a small business whilst donating profits to your chosen charity.

To support you with the above we will provide;

  • A dedicated mentor, assigned to you upon starting the programme who will stay with through to achievement of chartership with your chosen institute.
  • An individual training budget (£3,500) for training, resources and conferences specific to your personal development.
  • Membership of two institutes.
  • An individual travel & subsistence budget (£5,500) to allow you to move between secondments and fulfil your training commitments.
  • A starting salary of £26,000 rising to £27,000 in the second year with a golden hello payment of £1,000 paid in your first week on the programme.
  • 6 days discretionary leave for study and relocation in addition to your 25 days annual leave
  • A dedicated programme team, all Mental Health First Aiders, to provide professional and pastoral support, a sponsor company lead and a buddy, a graduate from the year above you.

As a nucleargraduate you will join a diverse, inter-disciplinary group of graduates who will collaborate with and support one-another. Your fellow graduates will always be there, and the bonds you form in that group will be some of the strongest you have ever made, you will make friends for life. Why? Because only other nucleargraduates will understand what it’s like to be a pioneer – changing the face of our industry forever.

Minimum Eligibility Requirement

  • You must have achieved a minimum of a 2:2 classification in one of the following disciplines; Chemistry, Physics, Geology or Chemical Engineering.
  • A Masters level degree in Nuclear Decommissioning would be desirable but not essential.

nucleargraduates are looking for individuals keen to learn and able to influence others through their attitude and actions. Strong problem-solving, communication and organisational skills are crucial for this role. Most importantly, we are looking for graduates who can achieve real results whilst showing humility as an individual and in a team environment. Applicants must be driven, able to manage their own time and take full advantage of the opportunities presented to them by the scheme.

Security Requirements

Candidates will be subject to Office of Civil Nuclear Security (OCNS) Clearance Checks.

Travel Details

Applicants must be willing and able to move around the UK and overseas to complete secondments and training whilst on the nucleargraduates programme. Extensive travelling is required with relocation across the UK essential in order to complete secondments.


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Opportunity Overview

  • December 8th, 2020
  • £26,000 + £1,000 Golden Hello + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Merseyside
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Chemical
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Nuclear
  • Physics
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