Physics

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Salary

£29,500–£32,500*

*depending on location, role and qualifications

Location

Cumbria

Closing Date

January 1, 2022

About the programme

We are the UK’s leading nuclear services company. Cavendish Nuclear, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group, is involved in complex projects across the span of the nuclear lifecycle. Your work could range from the design, build and working-life extensions of existing nuclear plants to the safe decommissioning and remediation of legacy sites. You could be providing radiological instrumentation or specialist measurements of on-site nuclear material. No matter what, you’ll receive an incomparable breadth of experiences.

Physics at Cavendish Nuclear

You’ll be based in our radiometric instrument laboratories at Sellafield in Cumbria for the four years of your programme. In that time, you’ll design, test, calibrate and take care of the instrumentation that measures all types of radiation for our clients’ sites around the world. This will give you all the experience you need to get your head around the technical detail and develop an understanding of how this part of our business contributes to our success.

What you'll need

  • A 2:1 (Hons) degree in Physics. And because the programme is accredited by the IOP,  IMechE and IET, it is desirable that your degree is accredited by one of these institutions too
  • To be able to satisfy the MoD’s and ONR security requirements (you may need to complete a medical assessment)

What you'll get

When you’re part of the team at Cavendish Nuclear, 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 Cavendish Nuclear, we’ll support you as you work towards professional registration, such as with the Institute of Physics. And from there, helping you move into a more senior role after the programme.

Cavendish Nuclear 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 Cavendish Nuclear today.

Before You Apply

Check out our helpful advice on how to prepare for our application process.

Where you'll be based

See the list below to find out more about the areas of our business that are offering places on our Physics 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.

You’ll be based in our radiometric instrument laboratories at Sellafield in Cumbria for the four years of your programme. In that time, you’ll design, implement, test, and maintain instrumentation software and supporting applications that measures all types of radiation for our clients’ sites around the world. This will provide experience of the full development lifecycle within a small team and develop an understanding of how this part of our business contributes to our success.

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Physics

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