nucleargraduates : nucleargraduates 2019 - Nuclear Safeguards - Office for Nuclear Regulation
nucleargraduates is a ground-breaking graduate programme created by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and sponsored by organisations across the nuclear industry including Rolls-Royce, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and Sellafield Ltd amongst others.
The two-year programme consists of three secondments chosen by you. You can expect to find yourself working with Government, on-site, with the private sector supply chain and regulatory authorities. There is also the possibility of undertaking an international secondment, to date our graduates have completed secondments with over 100 different organisations and bodies across the nuclear industry, both at home and abroad. A dedicated mentor, assigned to you upon starting the programme, will help you plan a two-year programme unique to you and your development goals.
The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) independently regulates nuclear safety and security at 36 nuclear licensed sites across the UK. They are also responsible for the regulation of transport and the safeguarding of nuclear and radioactive materials with a duty is to ensure that the nuclear industry controls its hazards effectively, has a culture of continuous improvement and maintains high standards.
The nuclear industry is undergoing rapid change and ONR’s role as a regulator is vital in ensuring new nuclear facilities are designed, built and operated to the highest standards, and in a manner that improves public confidence without compromising safety or security. Also overseeing the decommissioning of nuclear sites and cooperating with international regulators their work is critical to the protection of society at large.
Working within the nuclear safeguards specialism group at the ONR you will have the opportunity to work alongside ONR’s nuclear safety inspectors. If successful, you will be expected to use your theoretical and practical knowledge to start your employment with the Office for Nuclear Regulation and continue your career and professional development in order to become a Nuclear Safety Inspector.
Upon completion of the two year programme you will start employment with the Office for Nuclear Regulation to continue your career and professional development.
Your programme will be broken down into technical and behavioural training structured against the needs of the professional institute with whom you will be working with to gain chartered engineer status. You will come together with your fellow graduates to complete 'core' training as well as having the benefit of an individual training budget for training specific to your personal development.
On top of this, you will spend 10% of your time with us on Footprints, our corporate social responsibility programme. 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. You will work with local community projects, meeting inspirational individuals.