UKAEA Year in Industry 2023- Central Engineering
Overview of Responsibilities
Who are we looking for?
We have an excellent opportunity for motivated and enthusiastic university students to join our 2023 Year in Industry Programme. We offer excellent opportunities for motivated and enthusiastic undergraduate students to join our 2023 Year in Industry 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 year long placement with us, you will experience a broad range of diverse tasks, work on real projects, and gain invaluable experience within the fusion energy sector.
- Project Title: Mechanical Design Analysis and Project Engineering
- Start Date: 28th August 2023
- Duration: 12 Months
Working within our Central Engineering Department (CED) you could be involved in one of up to 4 placements, in a wide range of projects, including:
- Developing design solutions.
- Application of computational design tools.
- Calculations and analysis.
- Design substantiation.
- Liaising with key stakeholders.
- Producing technical documentation.
The Central Engineering Department (CED) has an extensive portfolio and track record leading projects for the organisation. These activities include the enhancement and maintenance of the two world-class fusion devices and supporting facilities on site as well as providing wider direct support to external clients realising successive devices proving fusion as a viable energy source for future generations.
Our mechanical engineering team supports projects across site performing a variety of tasks including requirements capture, design and analysis, design substantiation, project engineering and engineering management. We provide specialist solutions relating to nuclear fusion.
To be considered you will need to be undertaking your degree in the United Kingdom within a relevant area and have the right to work in the UK for the duration of the year.
Desirable Aptitudes and Experience:
- Experience of working in a safety dominated working environment.
- Flexible working attitude with the ability to work as an individual or as a team member.
- A logical problem solver.
- Able to produce high quality work to deadlines.
- An excellent working knowledge of English.
- An eagerness to learn new skills and knowledge.
If you have a degree in an area not specified but feel that you could apply your skills to a placement in this discipline, we would still encourage you to apply. We would ask you to demonstrate how your skills would be relevant to the outlined opportunities.
You will need to be self motivated, demonstrate the ability to work well with others, and have an interest in the development of a cleaner energy. Additionally, you will be passionate about self-development and you should have a proactive approach to your work with an enthusiasm to achieving your full potential.
What is the recruitment process?
All applications will be initially reviewed by our hiring teams and then passed on to Project leads. If shortlisted, you will be contacted by a member of the recruiting team to arrange a short telephone interview.
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.
Our 2023 Year in Industry opportunities will be open until Friday 28th April 2023, however, please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.
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