A few things to think about when considering your nucleargradutaes application.
Step 1: The application form – Take your time with your application form. It’s your avenue to many opportunities and the first part of the selection process.
Step 2: Telephone interviews - If, on the strength of your application, we think you have what it takes to join us, we’ll give you two telephone interviews. Through these we’ll gauge whether you have the aspirations and skills needed to succeed.
Step 3: Selection event – Make it through this stage, and we’ll invite you to attend our Nuclear Selection Centre for a two day selection event. This will be an informal, informative and challenging process during which you’ll learn more about the programme, the industry and the companies involved. There’ll be role playing exercises, interviews and games to help us learn more about you – and vice versa. If you’ve made it to this stage, you typically have a one in four chance of selection.
If you’re invited to our assessment centre you’ll be subject to security checks. As such it is essential that you bring the following to the centre:
- Three acceptable forms of ID
- Details of your employment history for at least three years, including unemployment and studying
- Full contact details of referees (if you’ve just graduated this will be the name and address of your tutor)
- If you are a foreign national, documents proving your right to work in UK
- If you have lived overseas for six months or more in the last three years, a police certificate from that country (UK citizens included)
These things are crucial so start preparing your referees and documents now – no response from them means we cannot continue.
The importance of security
Our industry is committed to maintaining its excellent record for both safety and security. That’s why your application will be subject to security checks, and your appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks, defined by UK Government policy.
These checks include employment or education references and criminal record checks. You’ll need formal proof of identity and nationality – and if you have lived abroad we may need criminal record checks to be carried out in the country concerned. This will be at your expense and you must produce an appropriate certificate before security checks can be completed.
In some instances, your nationality will mean that we need to carry out further checks in accordance with international agreements which the UK has signed up to. In this case there can be a long wait in getting the authority to carry out research, projects or other studies with us. Approval may be given too late for you to take part in a programme or may not be given at all. So you should consider your personal circumstances before applying to the nucleargraduates programme.