graduate scheme
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Physics Graduate Programme

Job description

We are the UK’s leading nuclear services company. Cavendish Nuclear, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group, is involved in complex projects across the span of the nuclear lifecycle. The Physicist role presents exciting opportunities to work on major, complex decommissioning programmes through the development and application of advanced techniques and equipment. As a leading supplier within the UK nuclear industry and a growing global force, Cavendish Nuclear can offer a career that is challenging, rewarding and varied.

Physics at Cavendish Nuclear

You’ll be based in our radiometric instrument laboratories at Sellafield site in Cumbria with opportunity to undertake secondments in other parts of the business for the four years of your programme.

You will become part of a team with unrivalled expertise in Radiometric Characterisation and Nuclear Material Assay that is focussed on providing innovative solutions for our customers across the full nuclear lifecycle.

You will be given the opportunity to take part in all aspects of the project lifecycle from requirement development, design, build, commissioning, deployment, expert review and reporting. Over time you will take the lead on projects within your areas of expertise and embrace opportunities to develop customer relationships, collaborate with partners and deliver our services locally in Cumbria and further afield throughout the UK and internationally.

What you'll get

  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career.
  • Minimum 25 days holiday entitlements + bank holidays + agile working* subject to conversation with your Manager
  • Generous pension and employee share schemes
  • Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts
  • Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
  • You’ll also have the chance to get involved in our STEM outreach and volunteering activities, which our graduates find incredibly rewarding in all sorts of other ways.

Your career development

It’s hard to beat the variety of fantastic opportunities and business experiences you’ll receive during this development programme. You can expect real world encounters and exposure to exciting projects that will really help you navigate where you want to take your career

What we are looking for

  • An (Hons) degree in physics. Because the programme is accredited by the IOP, IMechE and IET, it is desirable that your degree is accredited by one of these institutions too
  • To be able to satisfy our customer security requirements (you may need to complete a medical assessment).

Accepted degree subjects

  • physics

Additional job details


depending on location, role and qualifications

Contract, dates and working times
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How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 March 2023

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Closing date:  31 March 2023

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