One Year In - September 27, 2011

I have now been a nucleargraduate for a year and I have learned an incredible amount about not only the nuclear industry, but the world itself. In reflection, I can really see what sets the scheme out from the others. With our trip down to London we saw how we should be interacting with different [...]

Finding Accommodation - August 27, 2011

The curse of being a nucleargraduate is that due to moving around the country so often I have got very used to not having anywhere to live. So far I have only organised accommodation less than a week before I’m due to move. It is now 2 weeks before I am due to move on [...]

Site Tours - August 19, 2011

I have previously written about the opportunity I had at Rolls-Royce to visit Faslane naval base, while I was working for Rolls I also got to see a great deal of their sites in Derby. The same is true of Sellafield, unfortunately the site is 2 1/2 hours away from my office but it’s been [...]

Talking to Kids - July 29, 2011

I was recently given the opportunity to talk to a group of up-and-coming engineers. They were doing a week long residential course (so they were evidently keen) on the nuclear industry, run by Smallpeice. The main aim of the course was to design and build centrifuges out of some pretty basic materials, this work was [...]

Running A Business - July 7, 2011

Our footprints activity for this secondment is to set up and run our own businesses. The opportunity is fantastic; being able to create a business without any risk. I mentioned it to a graduate I’m working with and he was really impressed, and very keen to help in anyway he can. The problem is I [...]

Preparing For Vienna - June 8, 2011

I have been lucky to be given the opportunity to spend 6 weeks working with a department in the IAEA in vienna. The Contact Expert Group works in the former USSR to help clean up the nuclear legacy left over after the Cold War. I found out about this department and sent an email to [...]

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Trip to Faslane - January 30, 2011

My professional development mentor organised a trip for us and a couple of Roll-Royce new starts to take a trip up to Faslane to get a trip on a submarine. Organising the trip was slightly more complicated than it could have been due to me being officially a sub contractor at Rolls, Having gone over [...]