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Life Plan!! - September 20, 2012

Sometimes in life, an event happens to you that makes you think about your life. One of those events in mine is known as ‘Derek Browne’, but that was just because he told me too! Derek Browne is a successful business man and entrepreneur and during one of our nucleargraduates meet-ups we had a few [...]

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I have weight issues - August 10, 2012

Just before starting the nucleargraduates scheme I had spent the summer months getting in serious shape and training for the London to Paris Bike ride. I was feeling good so when I went to Training Zone 1 I gave myself a chance to let myself go. And I really did. I love my food, and [...]

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Leadership - July 15, 2012

From an early age, I have always been inspired by leaders. The power that people can hold over others has always been of an interest to me. Not only the power they hold, but the way in which they use it. At a young age, I was taken into my Dad’s work for a day [...]

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Secondment Jealousy!! - June 17, 2012

No matter how good my secondments are, I always end up getting jealous of other peoples secondments!! Whether that is because people are discussing how they are crawling around a submarine for their day job, or talking about the climbing into the Reactor Compartment and receiving a dose. So with the majority of the cohort [...]

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Patrick Evans Foundation - May 13, 2012

About 3 years ago my life changed dramatically. I was a normal student, enjoying life and had the best group of friends. I just got on with things and didn’t really have a care in the world… Then one weekend, in February 2009, I got a phone call saying that one of my best friends [...]

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I’m in AWE….of this place! -

I have now been in my third secondment for almost 4 months and it has absolutely flown by! I could tell you where I am….but I would have to kill you! Saying that, I have been working on arranging this secondment for about another 8 months trying to get the next level of security clearance! [...]

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Go Aggies Go!! - March 14, 2012

When I first started on the nucleargraduates scheme, we had a two weeks development zone in Cumbria. I wondered what I had got myself in to! I found myself shacked up in a youth hostel sharing a dormitory with 5 other blokes and a hand full of showers with the whole hostel floor!! 16months on, [...]

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Hull is Never Dull!! - March 13, 2012

As part of the nucleargraduates scheme, the graduates participate in ‘Footprints’. This is work and experiences all based around the community. For me this included such activities as trying to inspire young children to enjoy science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. It also saw us trying to set up a small to medium enterprise [...]

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Texas Adventures – Never go to Blackburn!! - February 19, 2012

I couldn’t be happier when we got the email through confirming that our third development zone was going to be help in Texas. Yes, Texas in the United States. I always wanted to go to the US as a child and never got the chance. I was buzzing at the thought!! It was a sunday [...]

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The Customer - December 19, 2011

For my second secondment I chose to work at the Ministry of Defence (MOD), down in Abbey Wood, Bristol. The MOD is the United Kingdom government department responsible for implementation of government defence policy and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces. On my first day I walked up to the building to see modern glass buildings [...]

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