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 Sellafield Ltd.
The nucleargraduates Experience
A video demonstrating the key values and benefits that the company offers.
The Sponsoring Organisation
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 Risk Graduate
Sellafield Ltd have over 600 projects from high value and complexity major constructions through to low value and low complexity asset care projects, all of which have consistent risk management requirements. As a Risk graduates you will gain exposure to differing aspects of risk application.
Working in this function, you could find yourself supporting risk management within a project at various points through its lifecycle, or a programme as it delivers its benefits.
Your work could include:
Day to day management of risks on a project, programme or enabling function
Maintaining current risk registers to an appropriate quality
Identifying new risks
Assisting in risk reviews
Ensuring appropriate mitigating plans are in place which are tracked to ensure risks are managed
Liaising with the team to produce fit for purpose risk management plans
Undertaking quantitative Monte Carlo risk modelling, which requires close understanding of cost and schedule management, to produce P50 and P80 values
Supporting risk practitioners
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
A minimum of a 2:2 in an engineering, maths, science or business 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
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