The UK ARC (Alpha Resilience and Capability) Programme is a collaboration between UK Civil and Defence operators and laboratories (Sellafield Ltd, AWE, DSRL, NWS and NNL), the NDA, the ONR and DESNZ with the purpose to sustain and enhance our leading alpha capabilities and prepare the UK nuclear industry to enact critical national programmes.
The role is to be part of the ARC (Alpha Resilience and Capability) national programme, aimed at providing investment to develop specialist nuclear skills. The post would be suitable for individuals with a degree/ advanced degree in a variety of disciplines who are interested in developing technical knowledge in skills in an area of significance for the nuclear sector. Direct experience of the topic area of focus is not required as a key objective of the programme is to develop skills/capability.
The post is for 24 months within organisations from across ARC programme, via placements as appropriate. The ARC programme members are involved in delivering a range of specialist interventions.
A key objective of the ARC programme is the development of capability including the transfer of knowledge to new workers in the field; as such, the successful candidate will benefit from working closely under the guidance of existing experts in related topic areas.
Throughout your two-year journey on the Nuclear Graduates programme, you will be employed by Energus whilst being supported by an industry leading sponsoring organisation.
At the end of your two-year programme, you will be supported in securing a role with your sponsoring organisation or within the wider nuclear sector.
Established in 2007 by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), the Nuclear Graduates programme was created to develop the next generation of young professionals for the nuclear sector.
There has never been a more exciting time to join the UK’s nuclear sector. With new technologies, systems and processes, requiring new ideas to drive the challenges at the heart of the sector including decommissioning, new build and the contribution to the energy security strategy.
Nuclear Graduates is sponsored by prominent employers across the nuclear sector. Our partner employers will support you throughout the two-year programme, initially in your first secondment then as you progress through your two years, playing an active role in your development as we advance the workforce of the future.
Your sponsor will vary depending on the role you’ve applied for.
Pay & Benefits
Remarkably different to other graduate programmes, the NDA group graduate programme offers you a unique opportunity to design your own development programme. A bespoke two-year plan, devised with the help of your own personal, professional mentor will allow you to develop both your technical and behavioural capabilities.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority have developed an attractive package of support that reflects your, and the NDA’s ambitions for your development as a nuclear professional.
In addition to the world-class training and development on offer, the NDA group graduate programme can also look forward to:
Total Two-Year Package: £78,900
In between secondments your cohort will come together for training and development sessions. These pathways will focus on developing both your technical and behavioural competencies, these include.
These are critical skills needed by the nuclear sector and will help you to develop your knowledge, skills and experience alongside your fellow Nuclear Graduates.
Footprints is our corporate social responsibility programme that sits at the heart of the Nuclear Graduates programme. During your two years, 10% of your total time on the programme will be dedicated to Footprints activity.
During this time you will become a Science Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) ambassador, passing your knowledge and enthusiasm to the next generation. You will also have the opportunity, as part of a cohort of Nuclear Graduates, to undertake a footprint that will drive your understanding of the sector at a community level. This could be within the UK or an international opportunity that you will develop.
Footprints is your chance to affect real change in the real world, allowing you to engage with and understand the communities we work in and with. This is a platform for you to demonstrate the skills you have acquired, develop your understanding and gain experiences that are unique to the Nuclear Graduates programme.
Throughout your two years, you will have the opportunity to carry out additional Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training. These vary depending on your chosen discipline and your sponsor.
In addition, depending on the role you apply for, you may be eligible to work toward a chartership status with an appropriate institution
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