At the Environment Agency, we are responsible for regulating for the proper protection of people and the environment. This includes the regulation of those industries across England which use and dispose of radioactive substances, both within the nuclear and non-nuclear sectors. Whether it be an operational power station or one that is being decommissioned, a new build project, a hospital, landfill or a national repository for radioactive waste, our work with industry seeks to ensure high levels of environmental protection are achieved. We also influence and shape the strategic direction of radioactive substances regulation, working with Government, operators and other regulators.
Radioactive substances regulation is only part of what we do, and if you’re sponsored by the Environment Agency, you’ll benefit from being in an organisation with responsibility for:
- regulating major industry and waste
- treatment of contaminated land
- water quality and resources
- inland river, estuary and harbour navigations
- conservation and ecology
We are also responsible for managing the risk of flooding from main rivers, reservoirs, estuaries and the sea.
On completion of the nucleargraduates programme (subject to satisfactory performance), you will be given the opportunity to apply for a permanent role in the Environment Agency. We offer development opportunities to help you achieve your potential through on-the-job, structured learning and industry secondments. We also encourage development through professional qualification routes.
Nuclear regulation in the Environment Agency is based out of two hubs in England: Penrith in Cumbria and Wallingford in Oxfordshire.