Who are we looking for?
We have an excellent opportunity for motivated and enthusiastic graduates to join our two-year graduate scheme, this vacancy is for those interested in working in engineering. As part of our exciting scheme, you will spend 80% of your time developing both your general work-related skills and professional qualifications, with 20% of your working time dedicated to graduate training and development. UKAEA has a nurturing community that learns from each other.
Within the 20% training and development, there is a core suite of activities designed to develop your professional and business skills. Elements of this programme are flexible and can be tailored to your personal development needs and to those of your specific job role.
Materials Research Facility at UKAEA is a medium active facility working with beta–gamma-emitting materials and is positioned in the UK radioactive research field bridging between high active facilities and universities. Irradiated materials are brought into the MRF to examine materials’ properties and any specific effects of radiation damage. As MRF is on a non-licensed site, it is much easier for users to visit and perform their experiments compared to the more stringent security protocols on a nuclear licensed site.
What opportunities does the graduate scheme cover?
Roles and examples of the type of work/projects you would be involved in include:
To be considered you will need to have successfully completed your degree within the past 2 years and will possess a relevant degree from within the specialisms listed.
If you have a degree in an area not specified but feel that you could apply your skills to a career in this discipline, we would still encourage you to apply. We would ask you to demonstrate how your skills would be relevant to the outlined opportunities.
You will need to be self-motivated, demonstrate the ability to work well with others, and have an interest in the development of cleaner energy. Additionally, you will be passionate about self-development and you should have a proactive approach to your work with an enthusiasm for achieving your full potential.
What is the recruitment process?
All applications will be initially reviewed by our Early Careers Team and then passed on to our Technical Managers. If shortlisted, you will be contacted by a member of the recruiting team to arrange a short telephone interview. Successful applications will be invited to a more in depth virtual interview where you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities and skills in a range of different situations which include a short presentation. You may be required to attend a final in person meet and greet session to support decision making around the role.
What we offer
We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from Black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. The Executive team with support from our EDI ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10-minute walk from Culham Railway Station in Oxfordshire.
You can find more information specifically about the graduate scheme at https://culhamgraduatescheme.com/
Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.
Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions