Get the inside buzz from graduates at Nucleargraduates

8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 7 ratings in 2017)
"Plenty of soft skills training."
7.7 / 10
Offices & Dress
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  • Graduates are given a budget to put towards their development as they see fit.
  • Hours are often flexible, allowing people to have a good work/like balance.
  • The training and experience received on the scheme is very useful for progression in the industry.
  • Graduates have the chance to work in multiple locations around the country.


  • Some training requires time to be put in outside of work hours.
  • The salary is seen as lower than on other similar schemes.
  • Moving regularly for secondments can be expensive.
  • Some graduates would like more input into the development of the scheme.

What insiders say about...

"Thoroughly research the sponsor company, as well as the nuclear industry in general,..."

"I have found the culture friendly, relaxed and supportive on my scheme."

"The scheme comprises of a series of secondments so there is no set office."

"Nucleargraduates work on a 37.5 hour working week, although the hours are not set..."

"The pay is somewhat on the low level for my discipline in my opinion; however the..."

"Nucleargrads will pay for you to go to conferences abroad and in the UK. If you choose..."

"It is fairly difficult to join the graduate scheme as the competition is strong...."

"The assessment centre is made up of a number of different interviews. Prepare for..."

"Depends on secondment but generally, as its the energy industry, they are good at..."

"The Nucleargraduates managers are very helpful and supportive. You also have a secondment..."

"My company focuses on hiring a lot of women because of the lack of women in the nuclear..."

"Sponsor companies almost always offer a substantive role on completion of the sc..."

"Ten percent of our time is spent on STEM engagement activities e.g. running after-school..."

"This varies from placement to placement depending upon how the companies view graduates...."

"The opportunity to work across the nuclear industry in the UK and abroad."

"Some employers have more limited secondment choices so there isn't the flexibility..."

"The scheme was created to fill a skills gap in an ageing industry."

"Opportunistic and fully committed to individual development!"

"Being able to get three or more companies on my CV."

"There's lots of training on offer including: business skills, communication, project..."

"Jobs advertised via internet and at recruitment events, and they provide expenses..."

"Give graduates more input into designing the training parts of the scheme."

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