Graduate RACE Electrical Engineer – Graduate Scheme 2024

Overview of Responsibilities

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference? Join our team and contribute to the future of fusion energy. As Graduate RACE Electrical Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in performing a variety of electrical engineering tasks designed to provide experience & familiarisation with staff, methods, practices, & programs of the organisation. This may include being able to:

  • Assist in developing and pursuing the organisational technology roadmap
  • Execute project and operational responsibilities in collaboration with external partners and within allotted time scales and budget constraints
  • Support business development to create future opportunities
  • Manage their own development continuously working towards building their knowledge & skills

You will perform a variety of electrical engineering tasks designed to provide experience & familiarisation with staff, methods, practices, & programs of the organisation. This may include operating, maintaining & demonstrating equipment. Work will be peer reviewed by supervisors or higher level engineers. 

UKAEA’s two-year graduate scheme is split by 80% of your time developing both your general work-related skills and professional qualifications and 20% of your working time dedicated to graduate training and development.  Within the 20% training and development, there is a core suite of activities designed to develop your professional and business skills. Elements of this programme are flexible and can be tailored to your personal development needs and to those of your specific job role. 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Support Maintenance, fault finding, reverse engineering, modifications and rectification of electrical systems, wiring and service systems.
  • Working with and supporting electrical engineers and technicians during the planned maintenance schedules.
  • Producing Electrical Equipment designs from specifications and technical reports.
  • Preparing electrical schematics and bill of materials (BOM’s) for new prototype equipment.
  • Preparing and reviewing documentation to include preparation of work control documentation for plant related activities.
£31,320 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
RACE Operations
Type of Employment

Additional Information

A full list of our benefits can be found here

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities, and women. Our Executive team, supported by our 'Equality, Diversity and Inclusion' (EDI) Partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, actively promotes EDI and takes steps to increase diversity within our organization. We reinforce best practices in recruitment and selection and evaluate approaches to remove barriers to success.

Please note that vacancies are generally advertised for 4 weeks but may close earlier if we receive a large number of applications.

For applicants applying from outside the United Kingdom or those who have spent time outside the UK in the last five years, please visit the following link for information on criminal records checks: If your country of residence or previous residence is not listed on the website or if the UK Government does not have information on obtaining a criminal records check from that state, we regret to inform you that we cannot process your application.

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What can I expect from the application process at UKAEA?

Once you have submitted a formal application via our website, all CVs will be reviewed shortly after the closing date of the advert.

  • Submit online application

  • Phone interview

  • Face-to-face or virtual interview

  • Other assessments

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the sun and stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values that capture the spirit of how we work. These values include being: Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative.

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