Radiation Protection

2 open programmes View all

Salary

£31,000*

*depending on location, role and qualifications

Location

Across the UK

Closing Date

November 30, 2022

About the programme

The team provides a range of radiation protection services to a wide range of clients, advising on and assisting with regulatory compliance and implementation of effective radiological safety programmes. This is achieved through consultations with clients, risk assessment and the preparation of persuasive and authoritative reports.

What you’ll be doing

You will be working with experienced Radiation Protection Consultants and Radiation Protection Advisers to give advice and guidance about the possible hazards of ionising radiation in a wide range of operational and decommissioning applications. This can include advising the company and their customers about legal requirements and making recommendations for design improvements.

The possibilities are many and varied. Whatever you work on, you can be sure you’ll be making a real difference.

As a radiation protection practitioner, you may need to support:

  • compliance with radiation safety regulations
  • drafting and implementation of radiation protection policies and procedures
  • development and review radiation protection systems
  • liaison with management and the workforce (including plant managers, designers and engineers) on matters of radiation safety and legislation
  • assessment of radiation risks in the workplace and advice on the design of plant, equipment and waste disposal to ensure safety
  • assessment of the impact of releasing radioactive material on the environment
  • advice on the safe transport of radioactive materials
  • visit companies to provide radiation protection consultancy and write reports based on these visits
  • liaison with regulators and other bodies
  • identification of training needs.

What you'll need

  • A relevant scientific degree, e.g. BSc, or MSc, in a relevant science
  • Any kind of postgraduate qualification in this area, such as an MSc or PG (Dip) in Radiological Protection, would be very useful
  • To be able to satisfy MOD and ONR security requirements (you may need to complete a medical assessment)
  • Excellent communication skills

What you'll get

We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career.

In addition:

  • Minimum 25 days holiday entitlements + bank holidays + agile working* subject to conversation with your Manager
  • Generous pension and employee share schemes
  • Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts
  • Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
  • You’ll also have the chance to get involved in our STEM outreach and volunteering activities, which our graduates find incredibly rewarding in all sorts of other ways.

Your career development

It’s hard to beat the variety of fantastic opportunities and business experiences you’ll receive during this development programme. You can expect real world encounters and exposure to exciting projects that will really help you navigate where you want to take your career.

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Where you'll be based

See the list below to find out more about the areas of our business that are offering places on our Radiation Protection programme for Autumn 2023. But no matter which team you join, you could be based anywhere in the UK. That’s why we ask all our graduates to be flexible and willing to move during their programme.

Cavendish Nuclear is the UK’s leading nuclear services company, delivering complex projects across the nuclear lifecycle. Our work includes supporting delivery of new-build nuclear power plants, extending the working life of existing nuclear plants and safely decommissioning legacy sites. We’re looking for graduates with a wide range of qualities, including high technical skills, good interpersonal skills and a willingness to learn and adapt to new circumstances.

You may be based in a number of locations, so you will need to be ready and willing to move throughout your programme. You’ll probably call Warrington, Bristol, or Newbury home, but you could also work from client sites (including nuclear power stations, or Devonport in Plymouth and Dounreay in Scotland).

At the heart of our Marine sector is our 320 acre Rosyth facility, which is home to one of the largest waterside manufacturing and repair facilities in the UK. At Rosyth we specialise in the design and engineering of complex marine platforms, we support clients with design at whole ship or module level and we bring energy to our customers projects with our integrated design and manufacturing approach. We work together to ensure navies at home and across the world go to sea safely and are the lead contractor for the UK Submarine Dismantling Programme.

Digital transformation is at the heart of the site’s growth. This is not just a vision for the future but it is now a reality through the Type 31 Frigate programme where further investment in facilities and manufacturing equipment will support the integration of technology and new working practices to create a dynamic, effective and efficient, digitally enabled facility.

To make the most of the opportunities Marine has to offer, you’ll need to have great technical skills along with the drive and aspiration to develop your career to help us deliver our world-class programmes, develop new technologies and offer solutions for our vast range of customers.

Rosyth also hosts our commercial gas handling sector of the business – world leaders in the delivery of customer focused solutions for the transportation and storage of liquefied gas in the marine environment.

Your home base will be our Rosyth facility, however, some of your placements may be at other Marine sector locations, therefore you will need to be ready and willing to move to other sites throughout your programme.

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