How to apply for a role with UKAEA

We have lots of exciting opportunities and roles available at UKAEA across a wide range of departments, from science and engineering to professional support.

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We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation, ensuring fairness in the recruitment process. What’s more, we are dedicated to making the recruitment process as easy as possible.

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Where to apply

If you have seen a job listing on our site that you’re interested in, you can simply click on “Apply” within the job advert, which will direct you to our applicant tracking system Smart Recruiters. You will be asked a number of screening questions and can upload your CV. 

Within the job role itself, there is also an option to set up job alerts. This will send our latest job opportunities straight to your inbox!

Become a part of our team today and take a look at our current vacancies.

What happens next?

Once you have applied, we will aim to review your application within 3 working days. If you meet the criteria and you are shortlisted:

  1. A member of our Talent Acquisition team will be in touch with you to set up an initial screening call. This will involve talking through your experience and motivations for wanting to join us, your suitability for the role and may include some technical questions.
  2. If successful following the initial call, you will be invited to a panel interview, either in person or online. The panel interview will contain a mixture of behavioural and technical competency based questions, and might require you to prepare a presentation.

The usual timeframe for feedback after your panel interview is two weeks, however this will depend on the size of the recruitment campaign.

Explore our recruitment process for more information.

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Further information and help 

If you have any queries about applying for a role, or the status of your application, please contact

If you’re applying for one of our early careers positions, please contact for further information.

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