nucleargraduates is on a mission to create a diverse pipeline of future talent for the nuclear industry.
Whether your passion lies within science, engineering or business, the nucleargraduates programme will ensure that during your two years with us, you will gain an invaluable insight into the nuclear sector, taking on challenges and having the opportunity to make a real difference.
Upon completion of the two-year programme you will take up a substantive role within your sponsoring organisation. The sponsoring organisation for this opportunity is the Environment Agency (EA).
The nucleargraduates Experience
A video demonstrating the key values and benefits that the company offers.
The Sponsoring Organisation
Established in 1996, the aim of the Environment Agency is to protect and improve the environment.
Within England, the Environment Agency is responsible for:
Regulating major industry and waste
Treatment of contaminated land
Water quality and resources
Inland river, estuary and harbour navigations
Conservation and ecology
Managing the risk of flooding from main rivers, reservoirs, estuaries and the sea
The priorities of the Environment Agency are to:
Work with businesses and other organisations to manage the use of resources
Increase the resilience of people, property and businesses to the risks of flooding and coastal erosion
Protect and improve water, land and biodiversity
Improve the way they work as a regulator to protect people and the environment and support sustainable growth
The Environment Agency offers developmental opportunities to help graduates achieve their potential through on-the-job, structured learning and industry secondments. In addition, they encourage development through professional qualification routes too.
Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions that meet the planet’s vital power needs today an into the future. Their purpose is to use that power to connect, power and protect society, and as an organisation are determined to use their position as a global power group to play a role in creating a resilient, inclusive, net zero carbon future. Rolls Royce has significant scale in naval and is the technical authority for through-life support of the nuclear power plant for the Royal Navy's submarine fleet.
From cleaning-up the country’s highest nuclear risks and hazards to safeguarding nuclear fuel, materials and waste, the Sellafield Ltd mission is nationally important. Their purpose is to keep Sellafield safe and secure, cleaning-up the site to a defined end state.
Sellafield Ltd work in value streams, focusing on what they are really here to do, and prioritising what they do and how they do it to maximise value. They currently have four value streams:
Spent Nuclear Fuel Management
Special Nuclear Materials
Operating the Sellafield site also includes:
Nuclear Waste Management
The Role of a Chemist
As a chemist on the nucleargraduates programme you can expect to find yourself:
Supporting with the regulation of nuclear sites - from design and construction, to operation and finally through to decommissioning
Monitoring the management and disposal of radioactive waste
Working on the processing of nuclear waste or working with radioactive materials
Providing technical information to engineers and physicists to support decision making and plant operations
Conducting investigations, recording your findings, analysing data and generating reports
Working closely with internal and external stakeholders such as the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, regulators and local stakeholders
nucleargraduates is a vibrant, industry led graduate development programme featuring:
Opportunities to collaborate with leading experts across a diverse industry on projects that have real impact
Three secondments across the nuclear sector (with the possibility of an international secondment) providing opportunities to explore a range of careers across the industry
Technical knowledge and professional development opportunities structured against the requirements of the relevant institutes or professional bodies
A corporate social responsibility programme which will include sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm with the next generation of industry professionals
Behavioural skills development opportunities
Minimum Eligibility Requirement
A minimum of a 2:2 in Chemistry or a related degree subject, achieved within the last 5 years
Have the full right to work in the UK (please note we are unable to sponsor visas or accept those with a Graduate visa as candidates will be unable complete the full duration of the programme)
The nucleargraduates programme gives you:
A dedicated team of experts to support your development and progress throughout your programme
A sponsor company lead to provide you with day-to-day support during your programmes and with your secondments
Access to the alumni graduate community enabling you to learn from other experiences and community of practice. A dedicated mentor, assigned to you upon starting the programme who will stay with you throughout your nucleargraduates journey
Opportunities to develop entrepreneurial skills
Allocated budgets to assist you with training, resources, and conferences as well as travel & subsistence
A competitive graduate starting salary
25 days' annual leave, plus bank holidays
6 discretionary days' leave for study and relocation
Contributory pension scheme
Wellbeing and support services
And in return you will give the nucleargraduates programme:
Your enthusiasm, knowledge and skills to inspire the generation and contribute to the future of our industry
Creativity and collaboration
Drive and determination
Willingness to get involved and try new things
Resilience – we don’t expect you to be an expert from day one
Integrity, being impartial, ethical and safe in everything you do
Positivity and commitment to the mission, purpose and values of the nuclear sector
Respect for others
Start date: September/October 2022
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