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Industrial Placement 2024 - Junior IT Project Manager (12 months)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and begin a long, successful and meaningful career. 
We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

Working with the NNL IT team you will responsible for delivering small scale technology and digital change projects that underpin the NNL Strategy in line with agreed scope, quality, time and cost. Shadowing and supporting more senior Project Managers in the team whilst delivering specific workstreams and tasks. You will gain a wider appreciation for the Nuclear environment and the role technology plays within it. 

This role will play a stepping stone for your career, providing you with the experience and qualifications to move into more senior Project Management roles after graduation. You will be provided with training towards a formal project management qualification (either APM or Prince II)

To join the NNL Industrial Placement programme you will be studying for a Degree in any subject, and be on track for obtaining a 2:1.

You will have the right to work in the UK, have lived in the UK for at least 5 years and be able to achieve SC level security clearance.

You will be based in Risley, Cheshire or Workington, Cumbria. 

Role Responsibility

Main Responsibilities for Industrial Placement – Junior Project Manager:

  • Responsible for delivering small scale projects in line with agreed scope, quality, time and cost
  • Responsible for directing and coordinating activities of the project team to ensure progression on schedule and budget
  • Accountable for the preparation and presentation of standard projects 
  • Management of artefacts such as project initiation documentation, project plans, risk and stakeholder’s matrices and business cases
  • Supportive in the analysis of project proposals alongside solution architects to determine time frame, budget, risk, and the appropriate process for completion
  • Accountable for the identification and scheduling of project deliverables, milestones and required activities and tasks
  • Accountable for project risk management – including risk assessments and the implementation of mitigation plans

About the Company

NNL is an incredible place to work A place where people do things that have never been done before A place where people push boundaries to further themselves, the business, and society as a whole.

This is a place where personal and professional opportunities are limitless. If you want to change the world, if you want to tackle climate change, if you want to help advance medical science, if you want to help put things in space, if you want to answer the big questions, if you want to work with extraordinary materials, if you want to meet great people, learn new skills, challenge yourself, work flexibly, and build a long successful career with the power to make a real impact… you can do it all here.

NNL has a vision for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity (ED&I) where NNL aims to be an inclusive workplace that attracts diverse talent through transparent and equal policies and procedures. We want you and the diverse mix of people that we employ, customers that we service, and stakeholders that we influence to feel valued. We encourage a workplace culture where everyone can thrive with a sense of belonging.

Recruitment Agency Notice


We operate a strict Preferred Supplier List (PSL) for the provision of recruitment services. Only agencies on our PSL may provide CVs and only when the role is released to them by our recruitment team. We will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL. We explicitly reserve the right to add candidate details from unsolicited CVs from non-PSL agencies into our own candidate database and to pursue/hire such candidate(s) without any obligation, financial or otherwise, to the agency concerned.

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