Civil Engineering

Length: Two Years

Three Industry Secondments

Closing Date:
Start Date: September 2024

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Civil Engineering - Nuclear Graduates
  • Overview

  • Programme Overview

    As a Nuclear Graduates Civil Engineer, you’ll be at the forefront of designing the sectors new infrastructure and buildings, as well as the running and decommissioning of new and existing nuclear power stations across the UK. Depending on your role as your programme progresses you could be designing totally new systems, maintaining existing systems or looking for ways to improve the efficiency, stability and sustainability of nuclear power plants.

    Decommissioning existing facilities is a hugely important ongoing task for the sector, as is planning and carrying out design & development for the transport, storage and disposal of the radioactive material used in nuclear plants. You’ll be working with cutting-edge technology in a field with high job security and plenty of room for advancement. You will work with sector experts in:

    • Modifying existing structures to support nuclear decommissioning
    • Design and build new nuclear plants to help meet national energy targets
    • Utilise data and intelligence to develop plans, projects and advice
    • Work in multi-disciplinary teams to come up with technical solutions.
    • Develop plans to minimise risk in engineering projects
    • Inspection and management of large, complex structures.
    • Work closely with project managers to establish project timelines and designs
    • Interfacing with multidisciplinary teams to assess the impact of any modifications
    Key Programme Details
    Closing Date:
    Entry Requirements:
    Minimum 2.2 Degree in a STEM related field of study
    Programme Length: Two Years
  • Sponsors

  • Discipline Sponsors

    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.

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    Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
    Key Programme Details
    Closing Date:
    Entry Requirements:
    Minimum 2.2 Degree in a STEM related field of study
    Programme Length: Two Years

    Our Sponsors

  • Pay & Benefits

  • Pay & Benefits

    Key Programme Details
    Closing Date:
    Entry Requirements:
    Minimum 2.2 Degree in a STEM related field of study
    Programme Length: Two Years
  • Pathways

  • Pathways & Footprints

    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.

    • Induction to the Nuclear Industry
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Adaptability / flexibility
    • Business Awareness
    • Leadership
    • Problem Solving

     

    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

    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.

    Key Programme Details
    Closing Date:
    Entry Requirements:
    Minimum 2.2 Degree in a STEM related field of study
    Programme Length: Two Years
  • CPD Opportunities

  • CPD Opportunities

    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

    Key Programme Details
    Closing Date:
    Entry Requirements:
    Minimum 2.2 Degree in a STEM related field of study
    Programme Length: Two Years

Programme Overview

As a Nuclear Graduates Civil Engineer, you’ll be at the forefront of designing the sectors new infrastructure and buildings, as well as the running and decommissioning of new and existing nuclear power stations across the UK. Depending on your role as your programme progresses you could be designing totally new systems, maintaining existing systems or looking for ways to improve the efficiency, stability and sustainability of nuclear power plants.

Decommissioning existing facilities is a hugely important ongoing task for the sector, as is planning and carrying out design & development for the transport, storage and disposal of the radioactive material used in nuclear plants. You’ll be working with cutting-edge technology in a field with high job security and plenty of room for advancement. You will work with sector experts in:

  • Modifying existing structures to support nuclear decommissioning
  • Design and build new nuclear plants to help meet national energy targets
  • Utilise data and intelligence to develop plans, projects and advice
  • Work in multi-disciplinary teams to come up with technical solutions.
  • Develop plans to minimise risk in engineering projects
  • Inspection and management of large, complex structures.
  • Work closely with project managers to establish project timelines and designs
  • Interfacing with multidisciplinary teams to assess the impact of any modifications
Key Programme Details
Closing Date:
Entry Requirements:
Minimum 2.2 Degree in a STEM related field of study
Programme Length: Two Years

Discipline Sponsors

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.

NDA_final_logo_Black EDIT
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Key Programme Details
Closing Date:
Entry Requirements:
Minimum 2.2 Degree in a STEM related field of study
Programme Length: Two Years

Our Sponsors

Pay & Benefits

Key Programme Details
Closing Date:
Entry Requirements:
Minimum 2.2 Degree in a STEM related field of study
Programme Length: Two Years

Pathways & Footprints

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.

  • Induction to the Nuclear Industry
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Adaptability / flexibility
  • Business Awareness
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving

 

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

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.

Key Programme Details
Closing Date:
Entry Requirements:
Minimum 2.2 Degree in a STEM related field of study
Programme Length: Two Years

CPD Opportunities

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

Key Programme Details
Closing Date:
Entry Requirements:
Minimum 2.2 Degree in a STEM related field of study
Programme Length: Two Years