Nuclear Safeguarding

Length: Two Years

Three Industry Secondments

Closing Date: 13 November 2022
Start Date: September / October 2023
Nuclear Safeguarding - Nuclear Graduates

Programme Overview

Nuclear Safeguards Inspectors are expected to be capable of undertaking a variety of roles:

  • Inspecting sites
  • Assessing nuclear material accountancy information,
    technical data and documentation and making balanced
    regulatory decisions
  • Ensuring sustained compliance with the law through
    influencing improvement in nuclear material accountancy
    and control arrangements, taking formal regulatory action where proportionate
  • Investigating incidents
  • Developing strategic approaches to secure high standards
    in the industry
  • Work collaboratively with ONR’s safety and security
    inspectors to achieve common goals
  • Managing nuclear research and specialist support contracts etc

The focus of nuclear safeguards intervention activities is on working in teams to ensure legal compliance, providing assurance to the public and improving nuclear material accountancy and control standards. Much of this work requires
a high level of expert judgment.

Decisions associated with this work are often based on the management and administration of the analysis of various forms of information and material.

Key Programme Details
Closing Date:
13 November 2022
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.

Office For Nuclear Regulation
Key Programme Details
Closing Date:
13 November 2022
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:
13 November 2022
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:
13 November 2022
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:
13 November 2022
Entry Requirements:
Minimum 2.2 Degree in a relevant degree
Programme Length: Two Years