NNL Virtual Work Experience (Year 11 Students)

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Job Reference: NNL/TP/18608/971
Number of Positions: 7
Contract Type: Work Experience
Salary: N/A
Closing Date: 01/03/2021
Job Category: Human Resources
Business Unit: Business Support
Location: Nationally

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.

In 2021 we are pleased to announce that we are continuing with our valued tradition to provide work experience however due to COVID-19 restrictions we will be providing the experience virtually.

 The virtual work experience programme allows you to gain virtual 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 our virtual work experience programme for both year 11 and year 12 students for 5 days across the week of 26th – 30st July 2021

**Please note 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 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.

Main Responsibilities

The virtual 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 virtually 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 virtually by industry experts on a wide range of topics to help you learn more about our industry. You will also get to virtually experience tutorials and information sessions on NNL facilities and Labs. Additionally, you will 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 enhancing your skills in communication, presentation skills, a wider understanding of Nuclear safety and security as well as 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 virtual work experience programme is a duration of 1 week (Monday - Friday).

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 partake in the experience. .

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 
  • Have an interest in STEM 
  • Have access to a device that allows use of Microsoft Teams communications facility with working video, speaker and microphone functions.


About The Company

Grounded in robust science and decades of experience, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is the authoritative voice in the UK and beyond for technological development within the nuclear power sector.

Our unparalleled understanding of the science, challenges and opportunities makes us an unrivalled authority and partner in the field, providing experts, technologies, and access to cutting-edge facilities to organisations around the world.

Harnessing potential technologies and translating them into to industry-ready solutions means our pioneering approach spearheads international improvement and technological progress.

We work on projects as small as drilling a hole to analyse underground wastes with our integrated micro drilling technology, or as large as developing state-of-the-art power systems for spacecraft, based on radioactive materials

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.