Nuclear Controls Engineering Internship Programme

Job Title: Nuclear Controls Engineering Internship Programme
Contract Type: Internship
Location: Various
Salary: £17,850 pa (pro rata)
Reference: 00086808
Job Published: January 23, 2018 11:37

Job Description

From working on solutions for sustainable energy security, to being responsible for powering the whole of the UK's Royal Navy nuclear submarine fleet, we want engineers looking for exceptional challenges to join us. Our Nuclear business is involved in truly unique work; where else could you experience major UK nuclear projects? Our reputation is built on a 50-year heritage in serving the naval and civil nuclear industries, but we’re focused on the future. For example, not only do we provide expertise and support for the Navy’s existing fleet of submarines, we’ll also be delivering design and build support for future generations. And we’re continually building on our expertise and expanding our operations when it comes to providing instrumentation systems throughout the civil nuclear industry.


The world needs the finest minds to work on innovative solutions to energy security and global defence – and for you, joining our internship programme could be the first step on an incredible career path.


The programme


Controls Engineering focuses on the measurement and control of wider engineering systems. The huge variety of different engineering systems used globally means a career in this field can give you almost limitless opportunities and challenges. Our internship programme is designed to give you both the insight and experience you need to take your first steps towards that career – not least because you’ll learn from some of the most respected and highly qualified professionals in the field. Working on live projects, over your 12 months you’ll work in our Civil Nuclear or Submarines divisions, problem-solving and designing integrated systems for optimal effectiveness. As you develop, the challenges will increase in complexity and responsibility, combining on-the-job learning with training modules and project work.


And because you’ll be doing it in a real-world business context, you’ll have every chance to make an impact. You might even be invited to join our graduate programme – a fantastic start to a long-term role with one of the world’s most prestigious global companies.


If you are a student member of an institute, experience gained on your internship can be used to credit some of your learning towards your graduate programme and chartership status, should you choose to join.


What you’ll need


You’ll be on track to achieve a 2:1 bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a discipline like Electronic, Electrical, Software or Computer/Control Systems Engineering, or Computer Science.


Just as importantly, you’ll have excellent communication skills and plenty of initiative. Inquisitive and resourceful, you’ll always be keen to explore new areas and find different ways to make your mark. You should also be flexible in terms of where you’re based.

Due to the nature of this work, we’re unable to employ anyone who doesn’t have the legal right to live and work in the UK. This role is subject to Full UK Security Clearance and if you have spent more than three months outside of the UK in the last five years (e.g. travelling, working, living), we might not be able to employ you.


What you’ll get


£17,850 pa (pro rata) 

The chance to join our graduate programme if you perform well

Bonus schemes

A competitive pension

Leisure facilities and numerous sports societies

Training and support specific to your development needs

Leisure facilities, clubs, societies and social activities


Who we are


Our high-performance, integrated power solutions are at the cutting edge of technology. From powering huge commercial vessels to nuclear submarines, supersonic fighter jets to highly efficient passenger planes, or rail locomotives to luxury yachts, we go above and beyond to create better. And it’s all thanks to our people. Whether they work in engineering or finance, manufacturing or project management, our 50,000-strong team work together to deliver excellence in the air, on land and at sea – to customers in 150 nations around the world.



Trusted to deliver excellence.


We recruit, select and develop our people on merit, irrespective of their race, colour, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other characteristic.


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