UKAEA Software Engineering and Cybernetics Summer Placement 2023
Overview of Responsibilities
We offer excellent opportunities for motivated and enthusiastic undergraduate students studying at UK Universities to join our 8-12 week summer placement scheme. Our scheme gives you a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of one of the most advanced sources of sustainable and clean energy. During your summer programme, you will experience a broad range of diverse tasks, work on real projects, and gain invaluable experience within the fusion energy sector.
Placements start either on the 5th or the 26th of June 2023. This will be discussed with candidates during the recruitment process.
We need you to help us develop the ultimate source of electricity!
Our summer scheme is designed for students entering their final year of studies (September 2023) with potential opportunities post-graduation, and other year groups.
UKAEA offers a nurturing and supportive community for you to gain some valuable work experience in a fascinating and rapidly evolving industry.
UKAEA is committed to supporting all members of our community, especially with respect to mental health awareness and promoting well-being. Our qualified Mental Health First Aiders are trained to provide guidance and ensure the highest levels of confidentiality.
What will the summer scheme cover?
The placements on offer are:
Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning – the purpose of this project is to assess the quality of images and data collected from the Mega-Ampere Spherical Tokamak (MAST). With the enormous growth we have seen in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML), the large amounts of MAST data we have can yield valuable insights into the behaviour of tokamaks and the fusion process. Were this image data to be properly labelled, it would aid in these efforts enormously and go towards providing a valuable image database for fusion researchers everywhere.
- Advanced Computing – utilising machine learning techniques for the validation of fusion-relevant thermal-hydraulic simulations against an experimental dataset.
- RACE – RAICo UAVs for Nuclear Site Inspection - Vision based guidance, navigation and control.
- RACE – Object perception/Scene characterisation for grasping in glovebox operations.
- RACE – Supporting the Control System design and integration of a prototype robot for emulating DEMO Remote Maintenance operations.
To be considered you will need to be working towards a relevant degree and will be required to have the right to work in the UK.
What we offer
- A competitive salary
- A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors
- Dedicated Early Careers events and group networking opportunities
- Being part of the Early Careers community at UKAEA
- Support with homeworking resources as required
We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. The Executive team with support from our EDI ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10-minute walk from Culham Railway Station in Oxfordshire.
Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on Friday 6th of January 2023. We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received, so please apply now!
Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.