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nucleargraduates 2020 - Maths

Salary notes: 
£26,000 + £1,000 Golden Hello
Job/scheme locations: 
South West England
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Closing date: 

Established by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), nucleargraduates is a ground-breaking graduate programme created to develop a new generation of talented graduates for the UK nuclear industry. Sponsored by a by a formidable partnership of companies including Rolls-Royce, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), Magnox Ltd and Sellafield Ltd amongst others. 

In an exciting time for the nuclear industry, Magnox Ltd are looking to sponsor maths graduates on the programme for 2020.

Magnox Ltd are responsible for safely managing the decommissioning of twelve nuclear sites and the operation of one hydroelectric plant in the UK working for the sites’ owner, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). Magnox are responsible for managing the sites through their lifecycles, overseeing all aspects of defueling and decommissioning.

You will work as part of multi-disciplinary teams to solve challenging and complex problems – the application of applied mathematics to the engineering design and problem solving. This work is very diverse – for example analysing seismic risks to new plant, or using tools to assess the impact of global warming on future sea level rise and how this could affect our long term plans. The goal is to use your maths skills to enhance safety and bring about improvements in the decommissioning process.

The two-year programme consists of three secondments chosen by you with the guidance of your mentor. You can expect to find yourself working with Government, on-site, with the private sector supply chain and regulatory authorities. There is also the possibility of undertaking an international secondment. A dedicated mentor, assigned to you upon starting the programme, will help you plan a two-year programme unique to you and your development goals setting you on the road to chartership.

Your nucleargraduates programme will be broken down into technical and behavioural training. It will be structured against the needs of your institute for chartership. You will come together with your fellow graduates to complete ‘core’ training as well as having the benefit of an individual training budget for training specific to your personal development. 

As a nucleargraduate you will have a programme bespoke to you, no two nucleargraduates’ journeys are the same. This is a unique opportunity to experience the different aspects of our complex, ever-changing industry before starting employment with your chosen sponsoring organisation to continue your career and professional development. 

On top of this, you will spend 10% of your time with us on Footprints, our corporate social responsibility programme. You will have the opportunity to become a STEM ambassador, passing on your knowledge and enthusiasm to the next generation of engineers and scientists. You will establish a start-up company, developing your commercial awareness and growing your appreciation of the challenges faced by a small business. You will work with local community projects, meeting inspirational individuals. The Footprints programme offers a range of remarkable experiences to help you develop your understanding of the political, social, environmental and community contexts in which the nuclear industry operates, both at home and abroad.

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