Nuclear Liabilities (Office for Nuclear Regulation)
graduate scheme

Nuclear Liabilities (Office for Nuclear Regulation)

UK wide
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Job description

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) independently regulates nuclear safety and security at 37 nuclear licensed sites across the UK. They are also responsible for the regulation of transport and the safeguarding of nuclear and radioactive materials with a duty to ensure that the nuclear industry controls its hazards effectively, has a culture of continuous improvement and maintains high standards.

The nuclear industry is undergoing rapid change and ONR’s role as a regulator is vital in ensuring new nuclear facilities are designed, built and operated to the highest standards, and in a manner that improves public confidence without compromising safety or security. Also overseeing the decommissioning of nuclear sites and cooperating with international regulators their work is critical to the protection of society at large.

The Office of Nuclear Regulation is looking to sponsor graduates through the nucleargraduates programme. Upon completion of the two year programme those chosen will start employment with the Office for Nuclear Regulation to continue their career and professional development in order to become a Nuclear Safety Inspector.

The Nuclear Liabilities Regulation (NLR) specialism fulfils a broad range of strategic and project management roles on decommissioning, spent fuel, by-products and radioactive waste within ONR. Working within NLR you will find yourself dealing with a broad range of issues around the management of the UK’s radioactive waste and materials, ensuring adequate decommissioning of facilities, ground remediation activities, geological disposal and ending regulatory control. You can expect to find yourself liaising with government bodies and other regulators, both within the UK and abroad in relation to the implantation of national and international strategies.

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Company information

nucleargraduates is a ground-breaking graduate programme created by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and sponsored by organisations across the nuclear industry including Jacobs, Sellafield Ltd, Rolls-Royce, Jacobs and the Office for Nuclear Regulation amongst others. The scheme is also involved with more than 20 other companies and organisations across the industry.

The two-year programme consists of three secondments chosen by you with the guidance of your mentor. You can expect to find yourself working with Government, on-site, with the private sector supply chain and regulatory authorities. There is also the possibility of undertaking an international secondment. A dedicated mentor, assigned to you upon starting the programme, will help you plan a two-year programme unique to you and your development goals setting you on the road to charter ship.

Person requirements

nucleargraduates are looking for individuals keen to learn and able to influence others through their attitude and actions. Mobility, adaptability and tenacity are crucial for this role. Most importantly we are looking for graduates who can achieve real results whilst showing humility as an individual and in a team environment. Applicants must be driven, able to manage their own time and take full advatnage of the opportunities presented to them by the scheme.

This is a programme that will change your life. A commitment to working and living in different locations and communities is a state of mind not just a requirement here. Think! Are you prepared to experience work and life in diverse communities from the tip of Scotland to the foot of Devon, from industrial centres to the “corridors of power” in London? This is a programme that sends you on secondments all around the country, and possibly the world. It will allow you to understand all aspects of the nuclear industry - technical, political and commerical - giving you the 'big picture'.

Qualifications and experience requirements

Candidates must have an attained or expected result of 2.1 or above at Masters Level in engineering or science.

Accepted degree subjects

physics · engineering, electronic and electrical · chemical engineering · biology and life sciences · geology and geographical science · engineering, transport · chemistry · materials science · engineering, aerospace · engineering, mechanical · civil engineering and construction



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Successful applicants will then be invited to complete online numerical and verbal tests and a video interview followed by a two-day assessment centre that will assess candidates across a range of competencies. After the selection process has been completed successful candidates will be made a formal offer on to the nucleargraduates programme.

Candidates will be subject to Office of Civil Nuclear Security (OCNS) Clearance Checks.

Closing date: 11/12/2016

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 11/12/2016