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DISTINCTIVE is a multi-disciplinary collaboration of 10 universities and 3 key industry partners from across the UK’s civil nuclear sector.


The nuclear industry provides a number of career opportunities / pathways for candidates from a variety of backgrounds.

Information on current opportunities may be found below:

Wood plc

Wood have the following vacancies at their Harwell site:

Radiation Materials Consultant

Radioactive Waste Strategy Consultant

Radioactive Waste Management Consultant

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

The latest vacancies across the NDA estate can be found via the following:


Magnox sites





Direct Rail Services



Nuclear Graduates Scheme

Sellafield Ltd

Graduate Programme 2019 – Applications now open

​Applications are now open for the Sellafield Ltd Graduate Programme 2019. (Expected start date: September/October 2019).

Do you know anyone who is entering their final year at university or has recently graduated and could be interested in joining our graduate programme?

Why not point them in the direction of the Sellafield Ltd Careers Website – here they will find all the information they need about the different programme areas available and how to apply.

This year we are accepting applications from graduates who have studied a diverse range of degree disciplines including engineering, business, science, maths and technology based disciplines and many more.

The programme is a two year tailor made scheme, with the aim of supporting, empowering and developing recent graduates who are at the early stages of their careers.

Our summer placement and industrial placement recruitment campaigns will be opening at the end of September – look out for further information.

Amec Foster Wheeler

Amec Foster Wheeler is recruiting for several positions, all linked below for further information:


Laboratory Technician

Amec Foster Wheeler is recruiting a Laboratory Technician to work in our Corrosion Science Team based at Harwell, near Oxford. The successful candidate will support the team in deploying experimental and analytical capabilities to support our clients in a variety of studies and testing programmes. The post offers the opportunity to apply your skills to very challenging and exciting problems faced by the nuclear industry in the UK and abroad. The vacancy provides an excellent opportunity for those wishing to deploy hands-on technical skills whilst gaining exposure to a dynamic scientific, commercial and project delivery environment.

For more information click here.


Chemical/Geochemical Modeller

Amec Foster Wheeler is recruiting a highly qualified and enthusiastic Chemical or Geochemical Modeller to work in our offices at Harwell near Oxford. The successful candidate will relish the challenge of applying their modelling skills to solving real-world problems for our customers.  The vacancy provides an excellent opportunity for those wishing to develop their career in our technically and commercially challenging business.

For more information click here.


Radioactive Waste Management Consultant

Amec Foster Wheeler is recruiting a Radioactive Waste Management Consultant to join our team in Harwell, Oxfordshire.The successful candidate will focus on the development and assessment of radioactive waste inventories and characterisation data to support waste management strategies. They will also provide support to other projects in the areas of decommissioning and environmental management. The post offers the opportunity to apply your skills to solving real world problems for our customers. The vacancy provides an excellent opportunity for those wishing to develop their careers in our technically and commercially challenging business.

For more information click here.


EPSRC-funded postdoc in spent fuel corrosion at The University of Sheffield

We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher (or a PhD student close to completion of their PhD) with a PhD in chemistry, physics, materials science, geoscience or similar discipline to develop and implement a research program to investigate the dissolution mechanisms and kinetics of model UO2 SIMFUEL materials as a function of alpha self-irradiation, and in the presence of near-field materials (fuel cladding, corroded container materials). You will have technical experience in material characterisation techniques, aqueous analytical methods and some knowledge of working with radioactive materials. Knowledge and technical experience of performing synchrotron-based X-ray experiments would be beneficial.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the scientific underpinning of spent nuclear fuel management in the UK and the USA; the project is funded under a joint US / UK programme (NEUP), sponsored by EPSRC (UK) and the US Department of Energy (US). It will be undertaken in collaboration with leading research organisations in the USA (Washington State University and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) and the UK Government organisation responsible for spent fuel management (Radioactive Waste Management Limited). You will be expected to travel to the USA (Washington State) for meetings and some short (ca. 2 week) research exchanges.

Apply here


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