Work Experience Programme - Cumbria (Year 11 Students)

Job Reference: NNL/TP/11402/693
Number of Positions: 5
Contract Type: Work Experience
Contract Details: 20th to 24th July 2020
Working Hours: Monday to Friday
Closing Date: 28/02/2020
Job Category: Human Resources
Business Unit: Human Resources
Location: Workington, Cumbria

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. Our work experience programme allows you to gain real hands-on experience in a work environment 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 our work experience programme for year 11 students at our Cumbria  site on the following dates:

20th-24th July 2020 - Year 11 students

**Please note we are unable to provide work experience on alternative dates, individuals must be available on the above dates.

Main Responsibilities

The work experience week has been designed to give you an idea of what it is like to work in the nuclear industry. During the week, you will work as part of a team to undertake a project which will cover activities across the different areas and disciplines at NNL. After the project work has been completed you will have the opportunity to present your findings and conclusions in front of a small audience. Talks will be given by industry experts on a wide range of topics to help you learn more about our industry. You will also get to experience tours around the NNL facilities and Labs. Additionally, you will have the chance to talk to graduates and apprentices, exploring the different career paths available to you across the nuclear industry. To enhance your employability the week will also include a practice assessment centre and a Q&A session to support you in your career.

For all of our sites the work experience programme is a duration of 1 week. Due to our industry we have a number of security regulations which does not allow us to provide experience for more than this period. However, we ensure that you gain a real insight into our business whilst you are here.

The Ideal Candidate

If you would like to be considered for a place on our programme you must be:

  • On track to achieve 5 GCSE’s A-C (New Grading 9-4) including Maths & English
  • You will be on track to achieve A-Levels at a C mark minimum or a BTEC at a Pass grade.
  • Have an interest in STEM