Mechanical Engineering

Length: Two Years

Three Industry Secondments

Closing Date: 31 January 2023
Start Date: 01 September 2023
Mechanical Engineering
  • Overview

  • Programme Overview

    Building the nuclear sector of the future, your time as a mechanical engineering nucleargraduate will help to shape the sector.
    Over 2 years you will experience mechanical engineering challenges at the heart of the UK’s nuclear sector, contributing to cutting edge, innovative design and development across the sector.

    Your skills in design, development and implementation will aid your sponsor and secondment hosts in addressing some of the biggest challenges in the sector, for example, reactor design, testing of systems in plant operations or securing safety in critical areas.

    With a sector renowned worldwide for its innovation, nucleargraduates have the opportunity to make a real impact and contribute to the development of the future. Join us as a nucleargraduate mechanical engineer and make that difference.

    Key Programme Details
    Closing Date:
    31 January 2023
    Entry Requirements:
    Minimum 2.2 Degree in any discipline
    Programme Length: Two Years
  • Sponsors

  • 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.

    Mechanical Engineering
    Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
    Mechanical Engineering
    Sellafield
    Key Programme Details
    Closing Date:
    31 January 2023
    Entry Requirements:
    Minimum 2.2 Degree in any discipline
    Programme Length: Two Years
  • Pay & Benefits

  • Pay & Benefits

    The nucleargraduates 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. 

    The package includes: 

    • Salary Year One – £26,000
    • Salary Year Two – £27,000
    • Welcome Hello – £1,000
    • Flexible CPD Budget – £3,500
    • Travel Budget – £5,500
    • Core Training & Development £9,000

    Total Two Year Package: £72,000

    Key Programme Details
    Closing Date:
    31 January 2023
    Entry Requirements:
    Minimum 2.2 Degree in any discipline
    Programme Length: Two Years
  • Pathways

  • 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:
    31 January 2023
    Entry Requirements:
    Minimum 2.2 Degree in any discipline
    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, but could include:

    Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply
    Change Management
    Business Sustainability Management
    Key Programme Details
    Closing Date:
    31 January 2023
    Entry Requirements:
    Minimum 2.2 Degree in any discipline
    Programme Length: Two Years

Programme Overview

Building the nuclear sector of the future, your time as a mechanical engineering nucleargraduate will help to shape the sector.
Over 2 years you will experience mechanical engineering challenges at the heart of the UK’s nuclear sector, contributing to cutting edge, innovative design and development across the sector.

Your skills in design, development and implementation will aid your sponsor and secondment hosts in addressing some of the biggest challenges in the sector, for example, reactor design, testing of systems in plant operations or securing safety in critical areas.

With a sector renowned worldwide for its innovation, nucleargraduates have the opportunity to make a real impact and contribute to the development of the future. Join us as a nucleargraduate mechanical engineer and make that difference.

Key Programme Details
Closing Date:
31 January 2023
Entry Requirements:
Minimum 2.2 Degree in any discipline
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.

Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Mechanical Engineering
Sellafield
Key Programme Details
Closing Date:
31 January 2023
Entry Requirements:
Minimum 2.2 Degree in any discipline
Programme Length: Two Years

Pay & Benefits

The nucleargraduates 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. 

The package includes: 

  • Salary Year One – £26,000
  • Salary Year Two – £27,000
  • Welcome Hello – £1,000
  • Flexible CPD Budget – £3,500
  • Travel Budget – £5,500
  • Core Training & Development £9,000

Total Two Year Package: £72,000

Key Programme Details
Closing Date:
31 January 2023
Entry Requirements:
Minimum 2.2 Degree in any discipline
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:
31 January 2023
Entry Requirements:
Minimum 2.2 Degree in any discipline
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:

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply
Change Management
Business Sustainability Management
Key Programme Details
Closing Date:
31 January 2023
Entry Requirements:
Minimum 2.2 Degree in any discipline
Programme Length: Two Years