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6.5 / 10

(based on 13 ratings in 2019)


"It's largely white and male as an industry. It's trying to be more inclusive but this will take a long time."
Graduate, live in Ashford, work in Dungeness
"The 34 members of my cohort are very diverse, but only nine are women, which does make me question why."
Graduate, Oldbury-on-Severn
"I believe that the recruitment process is anonymised but there is a problem in the nuclear industry with achieving diversity because of its history of having men in most technical positions."
Graduate, Liverpool
"As long as you have skills that nucleargraduates is looking for, that is all that it matters. There are not many women, but that is the nature of my job."
Graduate, Warrington
"There is a lot of engagement with the Women in Nuclear organisation. The industry as a whole is committed to improving diversity (see the Nuclear Sector Deal) but I cannot recall much engagement with LGBT and BAME."
Graduate, Bristol
"The nuclear industry is not currently very diverse. I think the nucleargraduates team does a good job of trying to improve that when recruiting but it's still a problem nationwide. Childcare and maternity leave seem to be very supportive from what I can see."
Graduate, At the moment, near Bristol


"Nucleargraduates is a strong supporter of Women in Nuclear."
Graduate, .
"The offices I have been in during engineering placements have been very male heavy, with a relatively good spread of British and non-British backgrounds."
Graduate, Derby/London
"The whole of the programme team are women. Diversity is accepted at nucleargraduates. It is understanding and allows for personal situations."
Graduate, London
"The recruitment is much more diverse compared to other parts of the nuclear sector."
Graduate, bristol
"Approximately a third of the graduates are women. There is a wide range in the ages and nationalities of graduates."
Graduate, Whitehaven


"I think it reflects the diversity in STEM subjects at university well, but the overall diversity could be improved on."
Graduate, London currently. As part of the scheme you move around the country on different secondments, so your location changes (you have a say in your secondments and therefore your location).
"It's excellent in terms of gender but ethnicity and LGBTQ+ could be improved."
Graduate, I have worked in many places during my graduate scheme including Cumbria, Lancaster and Australia.
"There's a wide variety of people from different disciplines on the nucleargraduates scheme. This allows them to employ a group that's diverse in all sorts of ways including age, gender and ethnicity."
Graduate, Birchwood, Warrington
"It's a very open and inclusive environment where everyone is respected."
Graduate, Nationwide - Currently Derby based


"They are as inclusive as it is possible to be. Diversity in STEM careers is a big issue and they want to address that."
Graduate, Leeds
"You get the help you need and they are flexible to ensure you get the right support that suits you personally."
Graduate, Somerset
"Good split between men and women on the scheme."
Graduate, Liverpool
"There is a fairly even gender balance within the graduates. However, there is a gender imbalance towards male employees in the industry in general. I don't know what the company's policies on child care, maternity leave etc are as I haven't had to make use of these."
Graduate, Drigg
"I have seen nothing to suggest that this is anything other than very good."
Entry level, Whitehaven
"There is a push for good gender representation, although this is still a work in progress."
Graduate, Various
"While the nuclear industry is trying to improve diversity, it's an industry that still suffers from a lack of it."
Graduate, Reading


"The recruitment team will take on anyone who is able to do the job. This means both technically and socially able to work in the industry. I feel that race, religion, sexuality, age, sex, etc. are not factors which are taken into consideration through candidate selection."
Graduate, Glasgow
"There is a want to increase the number of female graduates onto the scheme. I personally think that there could be more ethnic diversity within the scheme."
Graduate, Workington
"There seem to be no issue with diversity here. There are foreign employees, LGBT employees and as many women as they can hire in my opinion."
Graduate, London
"There are females on the graduate scheme, though it is a male dominated industry. I feel that the selection process is one based on merit, and doesn't boil down to someone fulfilling an ethnic criteria."
Graduate, Warrington


"Nucleargraduates are very keen to diversify the white, older male dominated nuclear industry."
Graduate, Derby
"Good mix of men and women, although nationality is largely UK."
Graduate, Warrington
"My company focuses on hiring a lot of women because of the lack of women in the nuclear industry. The problem with the nuclear industry is that it is difficult to accept international people as you have to go through a security clearance. In addition people who are sponsored by defence companies must have a British passport to work therefore 90% of the graduates are British."
Graduate, Seascale
"Very hard to tell as we are not a massive company. I have never experienced any discrimination."
Graduate, Derby
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