Physics Graduate Programme 2022

Closing date
15 Dec 2021

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Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training
Who are we looking for?

We have an excellent opportunity for motivated and enthusiastic graduates to join our two-year graduate scheme, where you will spend 80% of your time developing both your general work-related skills and professional qualifications, with 20% of your working time dedicated to graduate training and development. UKAEA has a nurturing community that learns from each other.

Within the 20% training and development, there is a core suite of activities designed to develop your professional and business skills. Elements of this programme are flexible and can be tailored to your personal development needs and to those of your specific job role.

What opportunities does the graduate scheme cover?

Roles and examples of the type of work/projects you could be involved in include:

* Technology

Performing mechanical testing to qualify materials for Nuclear Fusion. An opportunity to be involved with novel testing, focusing on understanding the deformation mechanisms. Working closely with the EU DEMO team (a DEMOnstration fusion power plant) team contributing to the delivery of work package materials.

Studying the gaps within the materials science needed for future fusion power plants. Identifying properties required and the experimental route to acquire this knowledge. Additionally, identify and develop the suitable manufacturing processes and work together with the STEP programme to progress the understanding of the fusion relevant materials and technologies.

?? Component Validation Team

Simulating, designing and carrying out the experiments that provide the stress analysis data required to validate component designs for fusion reactors. You will interact with several teams based in South Yorkshire, working across the various experimental rigs including the combined heating and magnetic research apparatus 'CHIMERA' for testing in-vessel components and 'Elsa' a cryogenic rig for testing superconducting magnet joints.

Our scheme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) and the Institute of Physics (IoP) as a professional development scheme

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