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Work Experience 2024 - Workington

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Job Introduction

National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is an exciting place to work and develops understanding at the cutting edge of science and engineering in the nuclear industry. We always aim to exceed expectations when it comes to protecting the environment, preventing accidents, supporting skills, and investing in education. In fact, we’re tasked by the Government to preserve the future of the nuclear industry, through training, development, and support.

The work experience programme allows you to gain access into our working environments providing more insight into the nuclear industry, NNL and different career paths.

Employers also look to see if you have any work experience as part of any job applications, so any experience you do have will help you in the process of securing a job.

We will be holding the work experience programme at our Workington Laboratory, Cumbria CA14 3YQ for 5 days, from the 29th July to the 2nd August 2024 for students in years 10 – 13.

**Please note that the programme runs on a hybrid model with 3 days in person ( Monday – Wednesday) and 2 days delivered virtually (Thursday - Friday).  You must be available to attend the full five-day programme. We are unable to provide work experience on alternative dates, individuals must be available on the above dates **

The communications platform that will be used to complete the virtual days work experience is Microsoft Teams. Please ensure before applying that you have access to this communications platform as well as a device with a working video, speaker and microphone function e.g. iPad, laptop, smartphone. 

Role Responsibility

The work experience has been designed to give you an idea of what it is like to work in the nuclear industry. You will get to visit our facilities, take part in workshops, meet experts from across the business and work as a team to undertake a project. Talks will be given virtually by industry experts on a wide range of topics to help you learn more about our industry. You will also have the chance to talk to graduates and apprentices whilst exploring the different career paths available to you across the nuclear industry.

The experience will provide you with the opportunity to develop your communication and presentation skills and gain a solid understanding of what a week in the life of an NNL employee really is like. To enhance your employability skills the week will also include employability advice and guidance to provide you with skills to apply more industry-based applications for future job seeking opportunities.

The Ideal Candidate

To be considered for a place on our programme you must:

  • Be able to attend the full five-day programme and be able to travel to NNL Workington Laboratory on the required dates
  • Be studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) related subjects at GCSE Year 10 & 11 or at BTEC, AS-level, A-Level
  • Have an interest in STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology & Maths) 
  • Have access to a device that allows use of Microsoft Teams communications facility with working video, speaker and microphone functions e.g. iPad, laptop, smartphone.

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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