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nucleargraduates 2021 - Civil Engineering Graduate Programme

Salary notes: 
£1,000 golden hello payable in first week
Job/scheme locations: 
Anglesey, Annan, Bristol, Bradwell, Dungeness, Harwell, Gwynedd, Hunterston, Sizewell, Winfrith
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 

Get your career in the nuclear Industry off to a flying start!

As a nucleargraduate you will have a graduate 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. You will be sponsored by Magnox Ltd whom you will join upon completion of your two-year programme to start a substantive role and continue with your professional development.

Magnox Ltd is a subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), and is responsible for safely managing the decommissioning of twelve nuclear sites across England, Scotland and Wales. Magnox are responsible for managing the sites through their lifecycles, overseeing all aspects of decommissioning through to care and maintenance.

As a Civil Engineer at Magnox you will be joining a team that is working on a diverse range of challenges, including:

  • Modifying existing structures to support decommissioning (e.g. to allow access for waste retrievals).
  • Design and build of new plant to package waste.
  • Inspection and management of large, complex structures.

A graduate development programme like no other you will complete;

Three secondments (with the possibility of an international secondment). Two secondments on Magnox sites, the third secondment will be in another organisation.
‘Core training’ – training modules completed with your fellow graduates in Project Management, Commercial Awareness, Influencing & Negotiating, Risk Management, Business Skills and Leadership.
Technical and behavioural training, structured against the needs of the Institution of Civil Engineers with whom you will be working to gain chartered status.

Our Footprints corporate social responsibility programme will account for 10% of your time as a nucleargraduate. 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 whilst donating profits to your chosen charity.
To support you with the above we will provide;

  • A dedicated mentor, assigned to you upon starting the programme who will stay with through to achievement of chartership with your chosen institute.
  • An individual training budget (£3,500) for training, resources and conferences specific to your personal development.
  • Membership of two institutes.
  • An individual travel & subsistence budget (£5,500) to allow you to move between secondments and fulfil your training commitments.
  • A starting salary of £26,000 rising to £27,000 in the second year with a golden hello payment of £1,000 paid in your first week on the programme.
  • 6 days discretionary leave for study and relocation in addition to your 25 days annual leave
  • A dedicated programme team, all Mental Health First Aiders, to provide professional and pastoral support, a sponsor company lead and a buddy, a graduate from the year above you.

As a nucleargraduate you will join a diverse, inter-disciplinary group of graduates who will collaborate with and support one-another. Your fellow graduates will always be there, and the bonds you form in that group will be some of the strongest you have ever made, you will make friends for life. Why? Because only other nucleargraduates will understand what it’s like to be a pioneer – changing the face of our industry forever.

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More about this vacancy

Scotland, Wales, South East, South West
Number of vacancies: 
6 to 10
Golden hello, Pension scheme (with company contribution)
Days' holiday: 
25 + Bank Holidays
Extra benefits: 
Individual travel & subsistence and training budgets. 2 x Institute memberships.
Degree requirements: 
Accepts applications from students / graduates requiring a work permit?: 
Degree subjects accepted: 
Civil engineering, construction & related