Training doesn’t have to mean lectures. - February 21, 2013

Without a doubt my favourite parts of the nucleargraduates programme are the training zones and mid secondment meet ups when the whole cohort get together.  So far we have been to Cumbria, Birmingham, Edinburgh and London and we have only been on the scheme 4 months!  It’s not all been lectures either; we have also [...]

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Does university teach you to be an engineer? - December 13, 2012

So I studied for my MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering for 5 years (for free) in Scotland. During this time I must have completed over 50 modules which came under this degree title. With such a varied selection, I always wondered how this would work when I entered a job and began some real [...]

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Time for a Brew - September 19, 2012

I am currently in my second placement as a nucleargraduate. My first was in a shiny new building, with flat screen TV’s, meeting pods, windows that automatically open when it’s hot inside and all the latest manufacturing machinery. The building is so new that we would regularly have visitors keen to see what this new [...]

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Friends Never Say Goodbye - August 23, 2012

In a few weeks I will leave the nucleargraduate scheme with many memories, 7 new grey hairs that I pull out on a regular basis and ………………………………..

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nucleargraduates Going for Gold… - August 2, 2012

The nucleargraduates Programme Team are “Going for Gold” this week, or at least trying to…! Christine, Jen, Anna and James participated in the Great North Air Ambulance Service 2012 Cycle Challenge. The cycle challenge is in support of raising money for the charity that doesn’t get any funding from government of the national lottery, it [...]

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The Saphire Disk of Foreverness - July 30, 2012

They’ll be a demonstration in the second coffee break…

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A map - June 4, 2012

The last 8 months from Google’s point of view:

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Organising Tours - May 24, 2012

As I was working so close, I couldn’t leave the area without seeing inside Dounreay. What’s the best way to do this? Organise a tour for me and my fellow nucleargraduates. It also gave me the opportunity to show off the fantastic Vuclan site and the surrounding county (Caithness). The initial organisation was fairly tough; [...]

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Introducing the whirlwind that is nucleargraduates, Cohort 5…. - April 22, 2012

Introducing the whirlwind that is nucleargraduates, Cohort 5…. So my boss keeps telling me a picture paints a thousand words…. Well I don’t think he’s suffered from a kate-style-email yet! So seeing as this is me I shall probably accompany each with at least 1000 words… Welcome Weekends Summer 2011: So it begins… the first [...]

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Opportunity Knocks - April 16, 2012

Working life on the scheme is very busy, sometimes ridiculously busy. Although this sometimes seems like its too much, the opportunities which come out of all the hard work are usually worth it. Each of us is working in a different department in several different companies, which leads to different opportunities for each of us. [...]

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