December, 2010

Soooo…where to start?!! - December 17, 2010

Well, it has been an action packed couple of months since beginning with nucleargraduates, and it’s strange to think that this is really only the start of things to come! This is a wee intro to give an idea of what I’ve been doing for the past couple of months, and let me tell you [...]

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…Play Harder - December 16, 2010

Well, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. The same applies to the nucleargraduates! Put 28 graduates fresh from university together and…a good time will be had! Some of us had previously met at the welcome weekends but meeting the rest of cohort 4 at our first 2 week training zone was [...]

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Work hard… - December 14, 2010

The nucleargraduates scheme certainly is not your average graduate scheme. I’ve only been a nucleargraduate for a few months now but, in the short time I’ve been here I’ve had a ball!   For my first secondment, I am working on the decommissioning of some of the old plant with Sellafield Ltd however; you must put [...]

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My new job -

I”m about 2 months into my new job as a Nucleargraduate. I’m currently based at Sellafield Ltd in Cumbria undertaking work that concerns  Legacy Ponds and Silos. We’ll start at the beginning……. The first two weeks (The Training Zone), although very difficult, was fantastic! Cold showers, no connection with the outside world, sleepless nights and long [...]

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Highland Photos - December 7, 2010

My time with Nucleargraduates has already taken me to some amazing places that I would never have experienced otherwise. I can truly say I have never been anywhere like Caithness and the surrounding  area. Seeing as a picture paints a thousand words I’m not going to write any more:

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HOW TO BUILD A BIG KETTLE!! - December 6, 2010

I am now 7 weeks in my first placement on the nucleargraduates scheme. I am part of the latest cohort of graduates to be accepted into the challenging and exciting world of nuclear.   For my first 8 month placement I have been seconded to Sellafield Ltd, working in Manchester to help design a new [...]

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Working Life - December 2, 2010

For my first placement, I have been working in the “Core Design and Manufacture” department of Rolls – Royce Subs. It really is a fantastic place to start off in the nuclear industry. There are a lot of experts in my office as we do pretty much the entire design of the reactor core and primary circuit. It’s a great way to really understand what goes on inside a reactor.

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