Human Resources Graduate Programme 2021
Get your career in the nuclear Industry off to a flying start!
As a nucleargraduate you will have a graduate programme bespoke to you, no two nucleargraduates’ journeys are the same. This is a unique opportunity to experience the different aspects of our complex, ever-changing industry. You will be sponsored by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). Upon completion of your two-year programme you will start a substantive role within one of the organisations in the NDA Group (Sellafield, Magnox, LLWR, Dounreay, Radioactive Waste Management, International Nuclear Services and Direct Rail Services) to continue with your professional development.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is a non-departmental public body who own and are responsible for the decommissioning of 17 nuclear sites across the England, Scotland and Wales. Their role is strategic, establishing the overall approach, allocating budgets, setting targets and monitoring progress. The NDA’s corporate centre is in West Cumbria.
Working within the HR Directorate at the NDA you can expect to be involved with people, wellbeing, organisational development, trade union engagement, government relations and other HR / people related issues including equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) and skills.
How to get the best out of people and how to be the best place to work are two of the challenges facing the HR directorate.
This role will allow you to specialise in one or more of these areas, developing and delivering specific solutions and supporting strategy and policy development.
A graduate development programme like no other you will complete;
- Three secondments with three different organisations (with the possibility of an international secondment).
- ‘Core training’ – training modules completed with your fellow graduates in Project Management, Commercial Awareness, Influencing & Negotiating, Risk Management, Business Skills and Leadership.
- Technical and behavioural training, structured against the needs of the CiPD or any other institute with whom you will be working to gain chartered status.
- Our Footprints corporate social responsibility programme will account for 10% of your time as a nucleargraduate. You will have the opportunity to become a STEM ambassador, passing on your knowledge and enthusiasm to the next generation of engineers and scientists. You will establish a start-up company, developing your commercial awareness and growing your appreciation of the challenges faced by a small business whilst donating profits to your chosen charity.
To support you with the above we will provide;
- A dedicated mentor, assigned to you upon starting the programme who will stay with through to achievement of chartership with your chosen institute.
- An individual training budget (£3,500) for training, resources and conferences specific to your personal development.
- Membership of two institutes.
- An individual travel & subsistence budget (£5,500) to allow you to move between secondments and fulfil your training commitments.
- A starting salary of £26,000 rising to £27,000 in the second year with a golden hello payment of £1,000 paid in your first week on the programme.
- 6 days discretionary leave for study and relocation in addition to your 25 days annual leave
- A dedicated programme team, all Mental Health First Aiders, to provide professional and pastoral support, a sponsor company lead and a buddy, a graduate from the year above you.
As a nucleargraduate you will join a diverse, inter-disciplinary group of graduates who will collaborate with and support one-another. Your fellow graduates will always be there, and the bonds you form in that group will be some of the strongest you have ever made, you will make friends for life. Why? Because only other nucleargraduates will understand what it’s like to be a pioneer – changing the face of our industry forever.
Role Start Date
11 October 2021
nucleargraduates are looking for individuals keen to learn and able to influence others through their attitude and actions. Strong problem-solving, communication and organisational skills 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 advantage of the opportunities presented to them by the scheme.
Minimum Eligibility Requirement
Candidates must have achieved a minimum of a 2:2 classification in a relevant discipline.
Candidates will be subject to Office of Civil Nuclear Security (OCNS) Clearance Checks.
Applicants must be willing and able to move around the UK and overseas to complete secondments and training whilst on the nucleargraduates programme. Extensive travelling is required with relocation across the UK essential in order to complete secondments.
Candidates must complete the online application form by clicking “Apply Now”. Successful applicants will then be invited to complete an online Situational Strengths Assessment and a video interview followed by a one-day virtual 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.