System Database Administrator – Undergraduate Placement Opportunity (FTA)

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System Database Administrator – Undergraduate Placement Opportunity (FTA)

Closes: April 18, 2022
Location: Culham, Oxfordshire, UK, Europe, or Rotherham, Yorkshire, UK, Europe
Salary: £19,000
Work Type: Full Time
Background Information:

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in joining an organisation where your work will contribute and help to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, the graduate scheme provides a perfect gateway into a future career in this industry.

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:

Are you an undergraduate student looking for a 12-month placement as part of your degree? Do you want to work for an organisation that is helping to shape the future of the world’s energy? Are you confident in the use of Microsoft Excel with some understanding of working in a business environment?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for a Business Systems Database Administrator to join a collaborative team of 5, supporting with technical matters related to our business system, Unit 4 ERP. Due to the nature of the role, you will gain a breadth of exposure to a range of departments across the organisation as well as at all levels, including Directors, putting you in great stead for future employment post-studies.

  • Providing support for issues, including developing reports and proposing technical solutions to change requests.
  • Supporting and testing the use of additional functionality that is currently not in use, but is being considered for the near future
  • Create and publish training material to support the system.
  • Provide cover for the Business System Administration Assistant role, helping to support the Business but also providing you with a broader understanding of the system.
  • Support in writing clear and concise process documentation.
Essential Skills:
  • Studying for an undergraduate degree in subjects such as Business Studies/Accounting/Finance/HR/IT/Procurement.
  • Some understanding of using standard business processes such as Project systems, customer billing system, HR system, finance system, purchasing and order tracking etc.
  • An appreciation of data protection and data security.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Effective communicator across all levels with strong influencing skills.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Desire to learn about business processes.
Education & Experience:
  • A good understanding of the use and versatility of large database systems.
  • Advanced Excel skills and Word, with the ability to demonstrate the development of clear Word-based documentation with screenshots and Excel data manipulation using pivot tables.

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 14th of March. 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.

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