Nuclear Controls Engineering Summer Internship Programme

Job Title: Nuclear Controls Engineering Summer Internship Programme
Contract Type: Internship
Location: Various
Salary: £17,850 pa (pro rata)
Reference: 00086800
Job Published: January 23, 2018 12:33

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 summer 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 10-week summer internship programme is designed to give you both an insight into and experience of nuclear controls engineering. Not only will you learn from some of the most respected and highly qualified professionals in their field, you can expect to get plenty of practical experience on real-life assignments that will put your theoretical knowledge to the test and teach you valuable skills. You could even have the chance to join our graduate programme – a fantastic start to a career with one of the world’s most prestigious 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 do

As an intern, you’ll be assigned an engineer as your line manager, so you’ll be learning directly from a skilled professional. And all of the projects you do will be in support of a real business need, with a direct link to our products and customers. It makes for a fantastic opportunity to share your ideas and really make a difference. Not only will you receive on the job training, you’ll also get exposure to project management and develop a host of transferable skills. Your day to day tasks will vary, and you’ll receive support from a number of different people within the business, all of whom will be committed to helping you to deliver your best. Your placement will be in either our Civil Nuclear or Submarines division. 


What you’ll need


What you’ll need   You’ll need 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) 

Learn from experts

The chance to join our graduate programme if you perform well

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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