Nuclear Safety Engineering and Operations

2 open programmes View all

Salary

£29,500–£32,500*

*depending on location, role and qualifications

Location

Plymouth or Rosyth

Closing Date

January 1, 2022

About the programme

A lot of lives depend on the systems we maintain and deliver. So, we need to make sure they are safe, even if something goes wrong. On this programme, you’ll learn about how to identify, analyse and safeguard against hazards, failures and faults. In the process, you’ll develop your understanding of everything from production to project management, design and safety.

Nuclear Safety Engineering at Babcock

The aim of this programme is to give you a broad education in all areas of nuclear safety engineering that will enable you to choose a specialism at the end of the programme. This will involve placements at several of our sites and projects, and training with safety case authors, human factors consultants, engineers of all disciplines, radiation protection advisors and specialists in assessing shielding requirements. There will also be opportunities to work with other specialists, such as environmental management. Your work will support the safe construction, operation and decommissioning of nuclear facilities and Royal Navy submarines.

What you'll need

  • A 2:2 honours degree in a STEM subject.
  • To be able to satisfy the MoD’s, and our customer’s security requirements (you may need to complete a medical assessment)

What you'll get

When you’re part of the team at Babcock, we think it’s only right that you’re properly rewarded for the contribution you make and the hard work you put in. That’s why, in addition to a highly competitive salary, you can look forward to generous pension and employee share schemes, and a whole host of other flexible benefits. These include things like access to our healthcare cash plan, Wellbeing Centre and discounts on everything from gym membership and travel to retail, dining and entertainment. You’ll also have the chance to get involved in our STEM outreach and volunteering activities, which our graduates find incredibly rewarding in all sorts of other ways.

Your career development

Here at Babcock, we’ll give you all the support you need to acquire a huge range of practical experience and technical knowledge in a small amount of time. We’ll also ensure you are equipped with a mentor to guide your training as you work towards professional status.

Babcock seeks to provide a world class graduate experience. As part of our commitment to innovation and excellence, we are partnering with a multi award-winning agency, The Smarty Train, to deliver a new graduate journey.Using a unique blend of science, technology and industry-leading creativity, our promise to graduates is that learning and progression will be part of every day. You will have access to a flexible range of cutting edge resources and in-person support. From instructor-led workshops to immersive virtual experiences, bespoke toolkits, personalised assessments and powerful social platforms, we invite you to achieve your potential at Babcock today.

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Where you'll be based

See below to find out more about the areas of our business that are offering places on our Nuclear Safety Engineering programme for Autumn 2022. But no matter which team you join, you could be based anywhere in the UK. That’s why we ask all our graduates to be flexible and willing to move during their programme.

Our business in Plymouth supports the UK Royal Navy in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes, maintaining and developing one of the most critical and complex nuclear sites in Europe   During the course of your placements, you’ll learn about the operation and plant management of Devonport’s Nuclear Site.

Depending on your programme your home base could be Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth. However, some of your placements may be at other Nuclear sector locations.

The programme facilitates both agile and flexible working allowing the candidate to vary work patterns between the office and home as well as opportunities on being on the dockside and seeing through physical packages of work.

At the heart of our Marine sector is our 320 acre Rosyth facility, which is home to one of the largest waterside manufacturing and repair facilities in the UK. At Rosyth we specialise in the design and engineering of complex marine platforms, we support clients with design at whole ship or module level and we bring energy to our customers projects with our integrated design and manufacturing approach. . We work together to ensure navies at home and across the world go to sea safely and are the lead contractor for the UK Submarine Dismantling Programme.

Digital transformation is at the heart of the site’s growth. This is not just a vision for the future but it is now a reality through the Type 31 Frigate programme where further investment in facilities and manufacturing equipment will support the integration of technology and new working practices to create a dynamic, effective and efficient, digitally enabled facility.

To make the most of the opportunities Marine has to offer, you’ll need to have great technical skills along with the drive and aspiration to develop your career to help us deliver our world-class programmes, develop new technologies and offer solutions for our vast range of customers.

Your home base will be our Rosyth facility, however, some of your placements may be at other Marine sector locations, therefore you will need to be ready and willing to move to other sites throughout your programme.

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