Civil Engineering

Length: Two Years

Three Industry Secondments

Closing Date: 6 January 2023
Start Date: September / October 2023
Civil Engineering - Nuclear Graduates

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:
6 January 2023
Entry Requirements:
Minimum 2.2 Degree in a relevant degree
Programme Length: Two Years

Discipline Sponsors

You will have a dedicated industry sponsor who will fund the programme on your behalf. Upon completion, you will join them in a substantive role on completion of the programme.

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Key Programme Details
Closing Date:
6 January 2023
Entry Requirements:
Minimum 2.2 Degree in a relevant degree
Programme Length: Two Years

Pay & Benefits

Remarkably different to other graduate programmes, Nuclear Graduates 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 Graduates programme and its sponsors have developed an attractive package of support that reflects your, and your sponsors, ambitions for your development as a nuclear professional. 

In addition to the world-class training and development on offer, Nuclear Graduates can also look forward to:

  • Salary Year One – £26,000
  • Salary Year Two – £27,000
  • £5,500 individual travel budget
  • £3,500 flexible individual training budget
  • £9,900 core training & development budget
  • Pension scheme with employer contributions
  • 25 days of annual leave a year, plus Bank Holidays
  • 6 days discretionary leave for study and relocation
  • Membership of up to 2 professional institutions
  • Access to an independent Employee Assistance Programme service offering a 24/7 support line
  • The support of a dedicated Nuclear Graduates programme team throughout the two years of your graduate programme. As Mental Health First Aiders the team are fully equipped to assist you through your Nuclear Graduates journey
  • Opportunity to participate in our Cycle2Work Scheme

 

Total Two-Year Package: £71,000

Key Programme Details
Closing Date:
6 January 2023
Entry Requirements:
Minimum 2.2 Degree in a relevant degree
Programme Length: Two Years

Pathways & Footprints

In between secondments your cohort will come together for residential 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 nucleargraduates.

Footprints

Footprints is our corporate social responsibility programme that sits at the heart of the nucleargraduates scheme. 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’ll establish a start-up company to help understand the challenges that small companies face and you’ll work with local community projects where you’ll meet some inspirational individuals. You will also have the opportunity, as part of a cohort of nucleargraduates, 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 nucleargraduates programme.

 
Key Programme Details
Closing Date:
6 January 2023
Entry Requirements:
Minimum 2.2 Degree in a relevant degree
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, but could include:

Key Programme Details
Closing Date:
6 January 2023
Entry Requirements:
Minimum 2.2 Degree in a relevant degree
Programme Length: Two Years