Closed: Work in Nuclear: Virtual Work Experience at Dounreay

Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd

Available Between

Open to students across the UK, with places to be prioritised to those attending Thurso, Wick and Farr High School in Scotland.

Dounreay is one of the first experimental nuclear reactors in the UK. For more than 50 years, it has been known as the UK centre of fast reactor research, and now it is widely recognised as Europe’s most complex nuclear closure programme.

During the 4 week programme, you will get the chance to speak with professionals across a broad range of disciplines and learn about what it is like to work at Dounreay. With support and guidance from Dounreay staff, you`ll take part in a group project which will involve developing, planning and building a waste disposal facility with the opportunity to find out about the following areas:

  • Business (Finance, Accounting and HR)
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Health and Safety
  • Assurance
  • Strategy and Planning

During the work experience, you will build unique skills that are highly sought after by universities, apprenticeships and organisations. This programme will give insight into the range of opportunities and roles available within the nuclear sector.

The programme will run on the following dates:

Friday 30 April, 13:00 - 15:00

Friday 7 May, 13:00 - 15:00

Friday 14 May, 13:00 - 15:00

Friday 21 May, 13:00 - 15:00

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Understanding how a business operates
Communication Skills
Problem solving
Meeting senior executives
Team work
Project work

Great For Students Who Are:

Team Player
Hard Working
Interested in learning industry basics
Willing to work in a team
Keen to try new things

Candidate Questions

Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
Which of your skills would you like to improve?