RACE Year in Industry – Electrical

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RACE Year in Industry – Electrical

Closes: June 30, 2022
Location: Culham, Oxfordshire
Salary: £19,000
Work Type: Internship

Remote Applications in Challenging Environments (RACE) https://race.ukaea.uk/about-race/ to find out more

Company Description
By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow’s fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values that capture the spirit of how we work. These values include being: Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative.

Role Description:
Job Description

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an Electrical Year in Industry Placement Student to work with the RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) department. You will perform a variety of engineering tasks designed to provide experience and familiarization with staff, methods, practices, and  programs of the organisation. This may include operating, maintaining and demonstrating equipment. Aslo, you will be expected to manage your own development continuously working towards building their knowledge and skills throughout the placement.

RACE is the UKAEA’s centre for robotics in challenging environments. Our year in industry
placements will provide experience working on real engineering projects developing
advanced robotics to carry out complex tasks in hazardous environments.

To be successful you will have excellent analytical skills as well as good communication and influencing skills. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a team and external partners within RACE. As an ideal candidate you will have a great passion for engineering and innovation.

What will you be responsible for?

  • Assist in developing and pursuing the organisational technology roadmap
  • Execute project and operational responsibilities in collaboration with external partners and within allotted time scales and budget constraints
  • Support business development to create future opportunities
  • Manage development continuously working towards building their knowledge and skills

Essential skills, experience and competence required

  • Wiring systems diagnostic techniques and fault finding.
  • Experience in using Electronic/Electrical/Mechanical CAD systems.
  • Experience of working in a safety dominated working environment.
  • Flexible working attitude with the ability to work as an individual or as a team member.
  • A logical problem solver.
  • Ability to produce high-quality work to deadlines.
  • An eagerness to learn new skills and knowledge.

On a suitable sandwich engineering degree programme that allows the student to spend the third year working in an engineering company.

Desirable skills, experience and competence

  • Knowledge of the current BS7671 Wiring Regulations
  • Strong design and problem-solving ability
Additional Information

What we offer

  • A competitive salary
  • 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
  • Flexible working options including family friendly policies
  • Emergency leave (paid)
  • 30.5 days annual leave increased with length of service (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) plus bank holidays
  • Wide range of career development opportunities (e.g professional registration, internal promotions, coaching and mentoring programme)
  • Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme
  • Annual corporate bonus scheme
  • Relocation allowance (if eligible)

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.

Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 30/6/2022 . We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

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.

Note for applicants who are applying for employment with UKAEA either from outside the United Kingdom or who have spent time outside the United Kingdom in the last five years. Please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants . If the country you are resident in or have resided in is not listed on this website or that the UK Government is not aware of how to obtain a criminal records check from that state then we are unable to process your application.