Nuclear Engineering Internship Programme
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Nuclear Engineering Internship Programme

£17,850pa pro rata
Time left to apply
8 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

From working on solutions for sustainable energy security, to being responsible for powering the whole of the UK's Royal Navy nuclear submarine fleet, we want engineers looking for exceptional challenges to join us. Our nuclear business is involved in truly unique work; where else could you experience major UK nuclear projects? Our reputation is built on a 50-year heritage in serving the naval and civil nuclear industries, but we’re focused on the future. The Small Modular Reactor (SMR) project, for example, represents a once in a lifetime opportunity for UK nuclear companies to design, manufacture and build next generation reactors to meet the UK’s energy needs. Rolls-Royce is leading the UK consortium.

The world needs the finest minds to work on innovative solutions to energy security and global defence – and for you, joining our internship programme could be the first step on an incredible career path.

The programme

Our 12-month internship programme is designed to give you both insight and experience. Working on live projects in our Civil Nuclear or Submarines division, your role will involve problem solving and designing integrated systems for optimal effectiveness. You’ll be learning from some of the most respected and highly qualified professionals in the field and, as you develop, the challenges will increase in complexity and responsibility. You can expect a blend of on-the-job learning, training modules and project work. And because you’ll be working in a real-world business context, you’ll have every chance to make an impact. You could even be invited to join our graduate programme – a fantastic start to a career with one of the world’s most prestigious global companies.

If you’re a student member of an institute, experience gained on your internship can be used to credit some of your learning towards your graduate programme and chartership status, should you choose to join us.

What you’ll get

  • Learn from experts
  • The chance to join our graduate programme if you perform well
  • Leisure facilities and numerous sports societies and social activities

Company information

Our high-performance, integrated power solutions are at the cutting-edge of technology. From powering huge commercial vessels to nuclear submarines, supersonic fighter jets to highly efficient passenger planes, or rail locomotives to luxury yachts, we go above and beyond to create better. And it’s all thanks to our people. Whether they work in engineering or finance, manufacturing or project management, our 50,000-strong team work together to deliver excellence in the air, on land and at sea – to customers in 150 nations around the world.

Trusted to deliver excellence.

We recruit, select and develop our people on merit, irrespective of their race, colour, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other characteristic.

Person requirements

Just as importantly, you’ll have excellent communication skills and plenty of initiative. Inquisitive and resourceful, you’ll always be looking for new ways to make your mark. You should also be flexible in terms of where you’re based.

Due to the nature of this work, we’re unable to employ anyone who doesn’t have the legal right to live and work in the UK. This role is subject to Full UK Security Clearance and if you have spent more than three months outside of the UK in the last five years (e.g. travelling, working, living), we might not be able to employ you.

Qualifications and experience requirements

You’ll be on track to achieve a 2:1 minimum bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, to include mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, chemical engineering, maths, chemistry or physics.

Accepted degree subjects



£17,850pa pro rata



Contract and working hours

Fixed term

How to apply

Closing date: Continuous recruitment

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 30/03/2018

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