During the 39 month programme, you’ll be placed into one of our expert teams and receive support from a dedicated line manager. We want you to feel settled and supported but we never want you to feel stuck – which is why we give you plenty of opportunity to explore other areas of the business through internal secondments. At every stage of your career, we’ll help you to learn and grow so you can shape your own future. 

Throughout the time, you’ll explore a number of training modules and take time out of the business to work on your development.
The rotational placements include:

·     Compulsory 18-24 months in a Technical team

Plus the option to complete secondments in Project Management and the Business & Science Strategy department.

When you move to facilities, you’ll also get the opportunity to learn about our nuclear systems, the nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear design, and nuclear research and implementation.

"The internal moves at NNL give you invaluable technical experience, as well as personal development and networking opportunities."

Naomi, Technical Graduate Environmental Scientist

We’ll cover everything from time management and team working, to report writing and ethics. And, we’ll also encourage you to take part in our wide range of corporate social responsibility or recruitment events. From attending conferences, technical advisory boards and a number of commercially training events, you’ll learn all the soft and hard skills you’ll need to succeed on the scheme. Surrounded by a support network of experts who want you to excel, you’ll work on global projects of the greatest importance.

Then, at the end of the programme, we’ll work with you to find the right role in our business for you.


We value our graduates, so we’ve put together an attractive salary and benefits package for you.

  • £31,500 - starting salary for graduates.
  • 25.5 days’ holidays per year - plus an additional 4 days’ holidays over the Christmas and New Year period. You will also be entitled to 8 public holidays.
  • Bonus payments - we offer a generous bonus scheme which is linked to company business performance.
  • Company pension scheme - you’ll take advantage of an outstanding company pension scheme, which you’ll automatically become eligible to join.
  • Training - we’re committed to your development, we offer a wide range of technical and professional opportunities, supported by performance management.
  • Personal mentorship - we’ll provide you with a Personal Mentor to support you through Chartership.
  • Chartership funding - your Chartership fees will be funded by the company.
  • Professional institute memberships - up to two professional institute memberships paid for by the Company.
  • Life assurance - this scheme provides a payment for your family, added to benefits payable under the company pension scheme.
  • Counselling service - our independent counselling and advice service covers personal problems including issues around family, domestic, social, financial, ill health and bereavement.


Naturally curious, you’ll have the drive and determination to discover more – about yourself and our business. Forward-thinking, proactive and positive, you’ll bring your own energy to the team and you’ll have an enquiring mind that helps us to discover solutions to the world’s biggest energy issues.

We’ll also expect you to have graduated, or be on course to graduate with a 2:1 or higher in any relevant Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subject.


Before you start with us we’ll guide you through a clear application process. Here, you’ll discover exactly what this means for you.


September to 5th November – Closing date for applications

November – Online aptitude test (verbal & numerical) and video submission

December – 1 day Assessment Centre (including interview, presentation & group exercises)

January – Final shortlisting stage

February – Offer *subject to pre-employment checks

10th September 2018 – Start of programme


Come and discover us at our next big recruitment event.


Strathclyde University – 3rd October (2pm to 7pm)

Strathclyde University – 4th October (11am to 4pm)

Manchester University – 4th October (12pm to 3.30pm)

Manchester University – 11th October (10am to 4pm)

York/Sheffield University – 11th October (12pm to 3.30pm)

Liverpool University – 12th October (9.30am to 3.30pm)

Newcastle University – 16th October (10.30am to 3pm)

Loughborough University – 18th October (9am to 4.30pm)

Manchester University – 18th October (11am to 3pm)

Leeds University – 23rd October (10am to 3pm)

Loughborough University – 23rd & 24th October (2pm to 7pm & 11am to 4pm)

Strathclyde Gala University – 23rd October (6pm till late)

Lancaster University – 1st November (11am to 3pm)

University of Central Lancashire – 7th November (11am to 3pm)