National Nuclear Laboratory

Our graduate scheme

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Our graduate scheme is designed for those graduates with the drive and ambition who want to work in an exciting and dynamic industry.

We offer a structured graduate programme that covers:

  • Understanding NNL and the Nuclear Sector
  • Safety and Nuclear Professionalism
  • Technical and Personal development
  • Mentoring support towards Chartership
  • Membership of the Nuclear Institute
  • Attendance at Conferences
  • Strong Early Careers Community

As part of our team, you’ll be able to explore different ways of working, access expert training and count on our support whenever you need it. There may never have been a more exciting time to work in nuclear, so if you’re looking for a long, successful career with a business that’s going places, this is your chance.

Our graduate scheme includes:

  • Working on our exciting, innovative projects
  • Technical Training
  • 3 Behavioural Development Modules
    • Transition from Academia to Industry
    • Personal Development
    • Career Launch pad
  • Project Management / Business Awareness training
  • Route to Accreditation / Chartership
  • Work on a Graduate Project
  • Part of an Early Careers Community

Constituent parts of the graduate scheme

Commercial work

80% of your time will be spent in the workplace using and developing your skills and knowledge on NNL’s customer funded projects

Personal development

• Behavioural training will be undertaken aligned to the NNL values
• A career mentor will be allocated to you.
• Work on specific Graduate projects
• Contribute to our Education Outreach programme

Professional recognition

• Time will be available to progress your route to professional accreditation
• You will be encouraged to start your journey with the appropriate body.

Technical and business training

• A Technical Induction will be provided plus some generic training courses.
• Additional Technical training may be undertaken dependent on the requirements of the role
• Training in NNL’s Business Operations