Finance, Audit & Risk

Length: Three Years

Three Industry Secondments

Closing Date: 13 November 2022
Start Date: September / October 2023
Finance, Audit and Risk - Nuclear Graduates

Programme Overview

The Finance, Audit and Risk Development Programme is an exclusive graduate development programme for the nuclear industry and we are on a mission to create a diverse pipeline of future talent. This role enables you to secure a fundamental role in the future of sustainability.

Successful candidates will be employed by Energus on a three-year programme, sponsored by Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), whilst studying towards their Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualification to become a Chartered Management Accountant.

During your time on the Finance, Audit and Risk Development Programme you will be given the unique opportunity to experience the different aspects of NDA’s complex and ever-changing industry within different businesses within the NDA group.

In addition to working in the finance team, you will spend the second year in the Audit and Risk teams across the NDA group to gain more invaluable and insightful experiences. This role will allow you to specialise in one of these areas in your final year of the programme.

Whist on the programme you will work across the three functions:

 

Finance

  • Be at the centre of analysis, planning, performance management and decision-making across the NDA group
  • Prepare monthly management accounts and statutory accounts to inform stakeholders of progress against the clean-up mission
  • Ensure compliance with taxation regulations including Corporation Tax, VAT, Income tax, Environmental Taxes
  • Complex financial modelling to guide and support key business decisions
  • Be a strong finance partner to group businesses and functions, helping optimise long-term strategy delivery

 

Audit

  • Working closely with internal stakeholders from all levels within the organisation
  • Supporting the development of internal audit plans, including input to senior stakeholder meetings
  • Preparing and reviewing various reports for the NDA and subsidiary Executive, Audit, and Risk Assurance Committee
  • Support the delivery of internal audit reviews for a range of high-complexity audits, ensuring compliance with all professional and regulatory requirements and collaboration across the business and with external support

 

Risk

  • Direct input to the formulation of the group-wide risk management policies and procedures, contributing proactively to organisational risk management strategies and supporting the implementation
  • Advise the business on the benefits and appropriateness of different approaches to managing risk
  • Support the risk modelling and analysis for major and complex projects/programmes to produce and advise on levels of contingency, to ensure having the appropriate level of contingency in place to protect from undue risk
  • Feeding back on the performance of risk management processes to ensure compliance with agreed processes and procedures and to inform future development
Key Programme Details
Closing Date:
13 November 2022
Entry Requirements:
A minimum of a 2:2 in a relevant degree subject OR Hold a Level 4 AAT qualification (or equivalent)
Programme Length: Three 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:
13 November 2022
Entry Requirements:
A minimum of a 2:2 in a relevant degree subject OR Hold a Level 4 AAT qualification (or equivalent)
Programme Length: Three 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:
13 November 2022
Entry Requirements:
A minimum of a 2:2 in a relevant degree subject OR Hold a Level 4 AAT qualification (or equivalent)
Programme Length: Three 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:
13 November 2022
Entry Requirements:
A minimum of a 2:2 in a relevant degree subject OR Hold a Level 4 AAT qualification (or equivalent)
Programme Length: Three 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:

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
Key Programme Details
Closing Date:
13 November 2022
Entry Requirements:
A minimum of a 2:2 in a relevant degree subject OR Hold a Level 4 AAT qualification (or equivalent)
Programme Length: Three Years