Pay & Benefits
At NDA our suppliers are critical to helping us to deliver our mission to clean up 17 nuclear sites safely, securely and cost-effectively – one of the largest environmental clean-up operations in the world. We spend c. £1.9bn per annum across c.5,000 suppliers and buy a large variety of goods and services ranging from major construction and decommissioning infrastructure, such as nuclear waste processing plants, to materials, equipment, parts for trains, and everything we need to run our business in the background like IT equipment.
Our 400+ people strong Commercial Team buys all the goods and services we need and manages the contracts with our suppliers to ensure suppliers deliver to the right cost, time and quality. We do this whilst maximising the additional value we can deliver through our contracts, such as supporting small businesses to grow, building skills and helping the environment, to name a few.
In addition, the Commercial Team also leverages the NDA group’s expertise and equipment to generate c.£1bn revenue per annum, through selling and delivering NDA group services and expertise to the private sector and other countries.
As a Commercial Graduate you will undertake a number of placements over two years covering the different areas of commercial function whilst having the opportunity to study for a prestigious chartership with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) or the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
Placements will include a minimum of three of the following: commercial strategy and policy development, understanding sourcing needs and delivery options, buying goods and services (procurement), contract and supplier management, revenue generation (business development).
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.
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.
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:
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;
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 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.
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:
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