Fay Charlett takes advantage of our Career Development Scheme

According to Fay, her career has been “a series of wonderful accidents and fate”. She joined UKAEA in 2016, now she makes a real impact by helping to secure the projects that our teams really want to work on.
Fay Charlett, Head of Commercial

Key achievements

Fay’s proudest moment in her career was when she helped to shape and develop the UKAEA Commercial Team. When she joined, Commercial and Business Development were a single department. This was towards the end of 2019, when the teams were busy, growing and needed to exist separately.

Fay then began to lead the newly-formed Commercial Team, developing it into what it is today. “I started leading this new team then and have grown it from two to five in that time as well as the areas of UKAEA we assist with.”

If you want to make an impact on the business like Fay, check out our current vacancies.

Role
Head of Commercial
Department
Commercial - Support Services
Joined UKAEA
2016
Qualifications
BTh (Oxon) 2001, Certificate in Business Administration, BTH Construction, HNC Construction, Law for Commercial Management (CBT training)

Fay’s journey so far

UKAEA allows me to grow both professionally and personally; I feel supported and listened to. I believe that work-life balance is critical for people, working here lets me have that balance so I can bring 100% to everything I do.
Fay Charlett, Head of Commercial

Career development and support

Personal development

Fay has taken part in a variety of personal development courses, including negotiation and influencing people and communications.

Mentoring programme

Fay is also both a mentor and a mentee within our mentoring programme at UKAEA. She feels this programme is crucial for the development of our staff members and is proud to be a part of it.

“Development is critical to all people, especially within a role like mine, where I need to be up to speed on not only my area of specialism but also the strategy of UKAEA and all of the types of technical activities we do on site.”

CPD training course

She has also recently completed a 12-month CPD training course, called “Law for Commercial Managers”, that has been extremely useful in her day-to-day role. 

“UKAEA allows me to grow both professionally and personally; I feel supported and listened to.  I believe that work-life balance is critical for people, working here lets me have that balance so I can bring 100% to everything I do.”

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current opportunities

Browse some of our current job vacancies below.

HPC/AI Specialist

UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire or Rotherham, Yorkshire

Data Visualisation Developer

UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire or Rotherham, Yorkshire

Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire
Mark Gilbert, UKAEA Head of Programme

Case study

Mark Gilbert works his way from a graduate to Head of Programmes

Head of Programme in Neutron-Materials Interactions

Mark joined UKAEA as a graduate recruit in 2003. Despite knowing nothing about fusion when he first joined, he has worked his way up to become the Head of Programme in Neutron-Materials Interactions. Mark has had a large influence on our programmes throughout his career.

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