An Experiment - March 23, 2012

What happened in Texas

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Nuclear Power in a Nutshell - March 2, 2012

2 minute insight into nuclear power

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Half way through my first secondment - February 20, 2012

After having a very busy initial two weeks training with NuclearGraduates in Cumbria I made my way down to sunny Trawfynydd in North Wales to work on the Magnox decommissioning site. My first couple of weeks were pretty quiet due to the fact I had to wait for my clearance. I had been assigned as [...]

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Just keep swimming, just swimming….just keep swimming swimming swimming… - February 10, 2012

I am now just over half way through my first secondment with the nuclear graduates. I have been working at the Nuclear AMRC in Sheffield as a project manager for about four months now. I am tasked with managing the Fit for Nuclear programme, which has been set up to find new UK companies to [...]

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A week in the life of a NucGrad - January 14, 2012

It’s always hard to decide what job to apply for because although many graduate schemes use a lot of fancy language to explain what the job might entail you can never really know what you would be doing day to day, so how can you decide if you would enjoy it or not. So, I [...]

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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 [...]