"Training budget and travel and subsistence budget. This allows us to go to a huge variety of things outside our everyday job. In addition, this covers the cost of membership to your professional institution. We are all members of the Nuclear Institute and as such get to attend several events. We are required to do STEM hours, which is hard work at the time but an invaluable experience. Being able to work within hundreds of different organisations, both in the UK and abroad."
Graduate, Liverpool
"Lots of conferences, plus your own budget to explore the industry with!"
Graduate, Bristol
"Travel and training budgets, extra leave days for study, ability to go on wide range of courses, training, site visits etc."
Graduate, varied
"We have a training budget that pays for attendance to conferences and training courses, as well as a travel and subsistence budget to cover other expenses when attending courses/events. We also have an annual dinner close to Christmas that is very good fun."
Graduate, Drigg
"Nucleargrads will pay for you to go to conferences abroad and in the UK. If you choose to do a secondment abroad you can claim some living expenses and travel to and from the secondment."
Graduate, Harwell
"The subject-matter expert project. It's a lot of effort but the experience will be great. It's very unique to this scheme, I've not heard of anything like it on other graduate schemes. Also, as the scheme is relatively small, there is quite a personal feel. The programme team are very receptive and will make changes based on your feedback."
Graduate, Heysham
"Energus contributes 5% to your pension, which is great. You also have a generous travel and expenses budget throughout the scheme and a good continuing personal development budget that you can use to attend conferences or complete courses. There is also lots of training throughout the scheme."
Graduate, Various
"A week-long paid trip abroad to see what the nuclear industry is like in other countries. We went to Finland and it was amazing."
Graduate, Manchester
"We have a £3,500 continuing personal development budget, which we can use to make our own decisions on our development. If we can make a business case as to why we want to do something in particular, we will be allowed to spend this money on it (eg university modules, language classes, software training etc)."
Graduate, Reading


"Social events are paid for which is great!"
Graduate, North West
"Training budget, travel budget, weekends away, pension!"
Graduate, Liverpool
"They are very good at paying travel expenses and you get a £1000 Golden Hello."
Graduate, Liverpool
"Annual conferences, a £4000 training budget and a Golden Hello are great perks."
Graduate, Derby
"International Footprints - this is an aspect of the scheme that is unique. We have the chance to develop in ways that not many other companies would give. It is a scheme that delves in to social, cultural, technical, personal and environmental ways of thinking that are often done in great locations around the UK and the world."
Graduate, Workington
"Expenses, pension, money for courses, money for travels and conferences are good perks."
Graduate, Oxford
"We are given a training budget to use for professional development purposes."
Graduate, Derby
"Training opportunities and personal budget for attending conferences. Plus, time allowed for volunteering as part of personal development is great."
Graduate, Whitehaven
"Discretionary leave days are provided for moving, T and S budgets are provided and you are encouraged to attend conferences and visit other sites of interest."
Graduate, Oxfordshire


"Training budgets are individual and can be allocated to training courses or things which would benefit you."
"We are provided with £1,000 yearly training budget and a £1,800 travel budget."
Graduate, Derby
"We get to go to free events, parties and week long training zones in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Cumbria with free accommodation and suppers."
Graduate, Seascale
"There is a lot spent on training, plus you get £1000 to spend on what ever training you want to. The fact that you get to move around is also a good perk as it keeps you excited."
Graduate, Derby
"Lots of free meals when on training, lots of holidays with extra study leave."
Graduate, Derby
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