8.4 / 10

(based on 18 ratings in 2016)


"You do whatever hours are assigned by your secondment company. I have spent a lot of time in training and on-site visits."
Graduate, Manchester
"The work hours depend on the organisation you are working for at the time. At Sellafield Ltd I worked from 7.00 am to 3.00 pm, whereas at the ONR I worked 8.00 am to 4.00 pm. It is very dependent on where you are working."
Graduate, Liverpool
"Depends on the company. Some have flexi-time and some have office hours. You usually end up doing extra hours on other Nucleargraduates stuff ie starting and running a business."
Graduate, varied
"I work a normal 8.30 am – 5.00 pm day. Some secondments may include shift work or longer hours."
Graduate, Burton-upon-Trent
"Depends how flexible your host company is with working hours. Generally you can move your start and finish times by up to an hour."
Graduate, Harwell
"Working hours depend on the secondment. In my first secondment the hours were 7.30 am – 3.40 pm Monday to Friday. In my second secondment I worked 8.30 am – 4.45 pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30 am – 3.00 pm on Friday. The scheme requires hours to be put in during your spare time for various reasons. The main two being for NTEC modules if you decide to study for the postgraduate certificate in nuclear technology (optional) and the small-medium enterprise (SME) task, in which you start and run a business for around twelve months."
Graduate, Heysham
"Hours depend on the rules of the company/department you are on secondment with. Some secondments have involved fixed working hours and some have had flexible hours."
Graduate, North West
"You will generally work 37 hours but this varies from company to company a bit. Some companies have flexible hours or four-day weeks, some have rigid office hours. It's good to experience all these things."
Graduate, Various


"I found that a lot of work was required in the evenings and weekends, in addition to studying/training and taking part in the Footprints activities."
Graduate, North West
"Nucleargraduates work on a 37.5 hour working week, although the hours are not set due to the variety of sites people work on. For example, on my current secondment I'm on a 38 hour week, where we are in Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 4:15pm and Fridays 7:30am to 12:30pm. My previous secondment worked on flexi-time with the core hours being between 9:00am and 3:30pm."
Graduate, Glasgow
"Work hours can depend on the requirements of the company hosting the nucleargraduate on secondment."
"I rarely have to work more than 7.5 hours a day and I am regularly out of the office which offers variety."
Graduate, London
"You are encouraged to work under the same hours as your hosting company. Generally, we do 37.5 hours a week, but it is up to you to arrange your working hours with your host company."
Graduate, Derby
"Hours are long and we are often expected to contribute to work in the evening hours (we are expected to set-up and run an SME during our time on the scheme). This can be as rewarding as it is frustrating; however, you get out what you put in."
Graduate, Warrington


"In the office the hours are standard (37.5) but the scheme does dig into your personal time quite a lot with both a PGCert in Nuclear Technology and a Small-Medium Enterprise project to deal with, I have often found myself working through the evenings and on the weekends."
"We adopt local site rules. Time of arrival and departure is flexible."
Graduate, Derby
"Every company that you have a secondment with have their own working hours. I am currently working on a flexi-time meaning I can start work between 7-9:00am and finish between 3-5:00pm up to a total of 37 hours a week which is very convenient."
Graduate, Seascale
"I work flexi-time, so as long as I am in for the core hours and complete 37.5 hours a week in the office I am fine. This allows you to be flexible in your social life, if you're going away at the weekend you work a little more early in the week and can leave with plenty of travel time. Having said that you are out of the office on work time quite a lot too, I spend four-five hours a week in schools doing STEM activities."
Graduate, Derby
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