Professional Support Graduate Programme 2022

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Professional Support Graduate Programme 2022

Closes: February 18, 2022
Location: Culham, Oxfordshire, UK, Europe
Salary: £29,000
Work Type: Full Time

This listing is one of the various graduate schemes offered by UKAEA. You can find more information specifically about the scheme at:

Background Information:

This is an excellent opportunity for motivated and enthusiastic graduates to join a two-year graduate scheme, where 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.

Role Description:

The business areas that we are looking to hire into cover the below specialisms, along with an insight into the types of exciting work / projects you could be involved in:

  • Procurement and supply chain management

Working in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, providing procurement guidance, support, advice and delivery. Completion of projects, tenders and market engagement activities in line with the Public Contract Regulations.

  • Finance

Checking and issuing sales invoices to customers, preparing accounts submissions to BEIS (our sponsoring government department), preparing and submitting all UKAEA’s tax returns, recording assets and reporting and monitoring spend on them.

  • Management accounting

Helping the business make sense of the numbers through planning, budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting, working closely with our internal stakeholders, annual budget setting and reporting on financial performance vs budgets and forecasts.

  • Construction project management 

Working with a range of stakeholders from project teams, sub-contrators, suppliers, councils and many more you will support the growth and construction of exciting new buildings at UKAEA through all of the RIBA stages for construction projects. It will include liaising with design teams, making site visits and inspections, preparing briefs for investigations, surveys and monitoring. What we offer 

  • A starting salary of £29,000
  • A dedicated mentor who will help to develop your career and experience
  • Encouragement and support to achieve your professional accreditation
  • A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors
  • An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, with a full calendar of health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Dedicated Early Careers events and team building opportunities
  • Being part of the Graduate and Early Careers community at UKAEA
  • Flexible working options including family friendly policies
  • 30.5 days annual leave increased with length of service (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) plus bank holidays
  • Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme
  • Annual corporate bonus scheme

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 Our 2022 Graduate opportunities will be open until Friday 7th January, however, 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.