Radiological (RAD) Protection

Length: Two Years

Three Industry Secondments

Closing Date: 14 January 2024
Start Date: September 2024

2024 Applications Opening Soon

Radiological Protection - Nuclear Graduates
  • Overview

  • Programme Overview

    This two-year programme offers graduates an exciting opportunity to undertake accelerated development to become an accredited Radiological Protection Engineer.

    Throughout your two years on the programme, you will work with experts to:

    • Provide technical support for radiological protection
    • Support projects with risk assessments
    • Design advice, contingency plans, policies and processes
      across a range of projects within the UK nuclear sector

    You will join a diverse, multi-disciplinary group of graduates who you can collaborate with, support and with whom you will work to bring about change within the nuclear sector.

    Key Programme Details
    Closing Date:
    14 January 2024
    Entry Requirements:
    Minimum 2.2 Degree in a STEM related field of study
    Programme Length: Two Years
  • Sponsors

  • Discipline Sponsors

    Established in 2007 by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), the Nuclear Graduates programme was created to develop the next generation of young professionals for the nuclear sector.

    There has never been a more exciting time to join the UK’s nuclear sector. With new technologies, systems and processes, requiring new ideas to drive the challenges at the heart of the sector including decommissioning, new build and the contribution to the energy security strategy.

    Nuclear Graduates is sponsored by prominent employers across the nuclear sector. Our partner employers will support you throughout the two-year programme, initially in your first secondment then as you progress through your two years, playing an active role in your development as we advance the workforce of the future.

    Your sponsor will vary depending on the role you’ve applied for.

    NDA_final_logo_Black EDIT
    Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
    logo_office_for_nuclear_registration
    Office For Nuclear Regulations
    Key Programme Details
    Closing Date:
    14 January 2024
    Entry Requirements:
    Minimum 2.2 Degree in a STEM related field of study
    Programme Length: Two Years

    Our Sponsors

  • Pay & Benefits

  • Pay & Benefits

    Key Programme Details
    Closing Date:
    14 January 2024
    Entry Requirements:
    Minimum 2.2 Degree in a STEM related field of study
    Programme Length: Two Years
  • Pathways

  • Pathways & Footprints

    In between secondments your cohort will come together for 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 Nuclear Graduates.

    Footprints

    Footprints is our corporate social responsibility programme that sits at the heart of the Nuclear Graduates programme. 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 will also have the opportunity, as part of a cohort of Nuclear Graduates, 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 Nuclear Graduates programme.

    Key Programme Details
    Closing Date:
    14 January 2024
    Entry Requirements:
    Minimum 2.2 Degree in a STEM related field of study
    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.

    In addition, depending on the role you apply for, you may be eligible to work toward a chartership status with an appropriate institution

    Key Programme Details
    Closing Date:
    14 January 2024
    Entry Requirements:
    Minimum 2.2 Degree in a STEM related field of study
    Programme Length: Two Years

Programme Overview

This two-year programme offers graduates an exciting opportunity to undertake accelerated development to become an accredited Radiological Protection Engineer.

Throughout your two years on the programme, you will work with experts to:

  • Provide technical support for radiological protection
  • Support projects with risk assessments
  • Design advice, contingency plans, policies and processes
    across a range of projects within the UK nuclear sector

You will join a diverse, multi-disciplinary group of graduates who you can collaborate with, support and with whom you will work to bring about change within the nuclear sector.

Key Programme Details
Closing Date:
14 January 2024
Entry Requirements:
Minimum 2.2 Degree in a STEM related field of study
Programme Length: Two Years

Discipline Sponsors

Established in 2007 by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), the Nuclear Graduates programme was created to develop the next generation of young professionals for the nuclear sector.

There has never been a more exciting time to join the UK’s nuclear sector. With new technologies, systems and processes, requiring new ideas to drive the challenges at the heart of the sector including decommissioning, new build and the contribution to the energy security strategy.

Nuclear Graduates is sponsored by prominent employers across the nuclear sector. Our partner employers will support you throughout the two-year programme, initially in your first secondment then as you progress through your two years, playing an active role in your development as we advance the workforce of the future.

Your sponsor will vary depending on the role you’ve applied for.

NDA_final_logo_Black EDIT
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
logo_office_for_nuclear_registration
Office For Nuclear Regulations
Key Programme Details
Closing Date:
14 January 2024
Entry Requirements:
Minimum 2.2 Degree in a STEM related field of study
Programme Length: Two Years

Our Sponsors

Pay & Benefits

Key Programme Details
Closing Date:
14 January 2024
Entry Requirements:
Minimum 2.2 Degree in a STEM related field of study
Programme Length: Two Years

Pathways & Footprints

In between secondments your cohort will come together for 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 Nuclear Graduates.

Footprints

Footprints is our corporate social responsibility programme that sits at the heart of the Nuclear Graduates programme. 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 will also have the opportunity, as part of a cohort of Nuclear Graduates, 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 Nuclear Graduates programme.

Key Programme Details
Closing Date:
14 January 2024
Entry Requirements:
Minimum 2.2 Degree in a STEM related field of study
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.

In addition, depending on the role you apply for, you may be eligible to work toward a chartership status with an appropriate institution

Key Programme Details
Closing Date:
14 January 2024
Entry Requirements:
Minimum 2.2 Degree in a STEM related field of study
Programme Length: Two Years