January, 2013

New Beginnings, Tarzan Swings and Nucleargraduates - January 30, 2013

Over the next several blogs I will tell you the epic tale of being a nucleargraduate, which shall have hopefully suspense, drama, action, adventure, romance, comedy and awesomeness  which will have you wanting the next chapter, so here goes with starting at the very beginning a very good place to start!    Turn the clocks back [...]

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One NuGrad’s story so far . . . - January 29, 2013

This is my first blog ever, and with looming appraisals, I may as well start now: Applied in Nov 2011 Interviewed in Jan 2012 Got the job in Feb Started in Oct Easy! . . . . . . . Not quite, after a whirlwind training week of a hectic schedule, meeting 35 new people [...]

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“What’s a STEM club like?” “Well, you’ve seen Dead Poets Society, right…?” - January 28, 2013

Apologies in advance. I don’t know what a blog is, much less know how to write one. I think my mate did one once. My other mate informed me it was terrible. I believed him. Let’s skip all the frivolity then and get straight to the point I think I’m going to make. I’m going [...]

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You don’t get if you don’t try! -

Ok, I’m writing this blog to tell you about nucleargraduates but before I get onto that there is something big you need to know about working life. It will never be quite like university. Yes, you have to get up every morning whether you want to or not and no, snow does not cancel work. HOWEVER, [...]

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It begins… -

Like all the new graduates, I started with a two week training course. This helped me get to know the other nucleargraduates and gave me a background knowledge of the industry. The training zone was packed with exciting activities; we went on an out-of-bounds course (this included climbing very high ladders and spending the afternoon [...]

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The world of nuclear by an engineer’s point of view - January 27, 2013

Yes I’ve been there! I have been working for 4 months now. I have seen unimaginable things that would amaze every engineer out there! The nuclear industry is unique and complex. You could say it’s an engineer’s ultimate challenge. In addition to all these I had the opportunity to visit the parliament and chat with some [...]

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St Benedicts WOW Day -

I’ve finally made a start to my STEM work! Last week I attended the World of Work day at St Benedicts school in Whitehaven. The event was aimed at the year 9 students to help give them some ideas about careers. The event was split into two parts, an engineering challenge and a Q&A session. [...]

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The Journey… -

nuclergraduates is a fantastic program; so far I have climbed trees, met loads of new people, been to parliament, London, Edinburgh, and Whitehaven, all whilst working as an electrical engineer. Not many engineering jobs require you to spend time working at STEM events in schools, or traveling around the country to broaden your perspective on [...]

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4 months in -

The most anticipated event in nucleargraduates history is here………..my first blog! I’m a mechanical engineering graduate and I’ve now been working for nucleargraduates for 4 months. So far I’ve climbed trees, presented from a giant birdcage in the middle of London, taught school children how a pressurized water reactor (PWR) works and occasionally I do some engineering. So why write a blog now? Well I’m [...]

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Happy Burns Night! - January 25, 2013

Heard of it? Well I hadn’t,  I only found out about it as the canteen served even more haggis than usual (this is not even a joke, every meal today involved the stuff). Basically today is the birthday of the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns who lived in Dumfries, coincidentally right by where I work. It [...]

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