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Nuclear Controls Engineering

Graduate programme
Technology: Consulting & Project Management
5th January 2018


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. For example, not only do we provide expertise and support for the Navy's existing fleet of submarines, we'll also be delivering design and build support for future generations. And we're continually building on our expertise and expanding our operations when it comes to providing instrumentation systems throughout the civil nuclear industry.

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

The programme

Controls Engineering focuses on the measurement and control of wider engineering systems. The huge variety of different engineering systems used globally means you can expect almost limitless opportunities and challenges throughout your career. Our graduate programme is designed to give you an immersive, hands-on experience. You'll get first-class training and support, and learn from some of the most respected and highly qualified professionals in the field. As you develop, the challenges will increase in complexity and responsibility, combining on-the-job learning with training modules and project work. You'll get varied experience across the breadth of our Nuclear business, including attachments in both Submarines and Civil Nuclear. From this foundation, you could choose to become a specialist, or to broaden your skill base further in order to develop leadership experience.

What you'll get

Competitive salary

Work towards professional accreditation/chartership of bodies such as NI, IMechE, IET, IoP or IChemE.

Bonus schemes

Training specific to your development needs

An organised trip to a dockyard to understand more about the submarines enterprise

A competitive pension

Leisure facilities, clubs, societies and social activities

Support from professional mentors, career coaches and your Graduate Development Consultant

Who we are

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.


What you'll need

You'll need a 2:1 bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a discipline like Electronic, Electrical, Software or Computer/Control Systems Engineering, or Computer Science.  Relevant degrees include Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Maths, Chemistry or Physics.

We'll want to see flexibility,especially in terms of where you're based, plenty of initiative, an analytical mind and excellent communication skills. Meanwhile, your inquisitive, resourceful approach means you'll always be keen to experience new areas.

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.