Do you have a degree or equivalent in a nuclear related STEM subject? Would you be interested in developing a career in major accident hazard safety and working on projects that make a difference? The RPS Risk team has been a leading provider of nuclear safety and risk consultancy services to clients in the UK for over 30 years. Over the last 5 years we have expanded our safety services across other higher hazard sectors including chemical /pharmaceutical, defence, energy and manufacturing.

We are looking for a graduate to join our team based in Warrington or West Cumbria. By joining us, you will be part of a leading global multi-disciplinary consultancy.

At RPS we define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Our people are our success. We need people who share our passion on solving the problems that matter, where you’ll be supported every step of the way. Here is where you come to build a career.

RPS, A Tetra Tech compan

Representing an exciting new chapter in our business, on 24 January 2023 RPS became a Tetra Tech company. With 27,000 employees in more than 550 offices in more than 120 countries on seven continents, Tetra Tech is a leading, global provider of consulting and engineering services. As a Tetra Tech company, RPS is proud to offer our people market-leading development and project opportunities, helping to solve some of the world’s most complex problems.

What you’ll be doing

You will be working with a strong team of highly knowledgeable consultants giving you the opportunity to develop your skill set and progress your career. You’ll be trained in providing support and assistance across a range of projects and technical areas. You will provide consultancy advice to our clients, contributing towards the success of the team through the effective delivery of projects and ensuring development of key client relationships.

Your role will be comprised of the following key areas:

  • Supporting the delivery of major accident hazard safety assessments principally in the nuclear sector
  • Performing consequence and risk modelling across a wide range of hazard types
  • Participating in hazard study workshops including: HAZOP/HAZID/ALARP/LOPA/FMEA
  • Development of risk assessment tools
  • Helping develop lasting relationships with clients
  • Business and service development support
  • Learning how to plan and manage workload across multiple projects to ensure work is completed on time, to budget, and to the client’s satisfaction

Who we’re looking for

To be considered for our graduate programme you will need to have, or be on course for achieving, a relevant degree (or equivalent) in one of the following subjects: Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering or other STEM subject.

We encourage and value different ideas, perspectives, and styles of thinking. We need a mix of experiences and skills to develop the most innovative ideas to positively shape the impacts of our clients’ projects. We are looking out for people who take opportunities, those who are keen to learn and develop, intelligent risk takers who are not scared to try new things, and who adapt and move quickly.

What’s in it for you?

At RPS we work as one team to achieve exceptional outcomes, and joining the Graduate Scheme is no different: Building the foundations of a consultancy career by growing skills, knowledge, and behaviours, and turning experience and achievements into real expertise.

We’re an accredited training provider – from entry level to master’s degree level professional qualifications in leadership & management and executive coaching & mentoring, we support learning and development for everyone.
A personal development plan and a transparent career pathway puts you in the driving seat of your career and you’ll be supported as far as you want to go.

We respect one another and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. You’ll be joining a diverse community and a company that puts its people first and prioritises their wellbeing.


As part of the selection process, it is mandatory to upload a CV and Covering Letter as we will not process your application without one. In your covering letter we want to know why you are interested in RPS. We would also like to know a little about you as an individual. Our application process ends in January 2024.

What happens next?

If this opportunity suits your career journey, we’d love to hear from you.

If successful in the screening process you will have an initial Interview to go through your skills and motivations. If successful, the 2nd stage will be in our Warrington or West Cumbria office and will be an opportunity to meet the team who you could be working with.

This interview process will be the opportunity for you to showcase your relevant skills and suitability for the role, but also to ask any questions on how the team works and what to expect in the role day to day.