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Graduate Development Programme (Engineering, Science and Business)

Closing date for applications: 10 March 2017

Start Date: August 2017

Be part of it:

For more than 50 years, as the home of the UK’s fast reactor research and development programme, the name Dounreay has been associated with excellence in all areas of engineering and project management.  Now Dounreay is making a name for itself as the centre of excellence for nuclear decommissioning.  As the European reference site for nuclear decommissioning, Dounreay offers a unique opportunity to be involved in some of the UK’s most challenging technical projects.

The position:

At Dounreay we can give you an experience like no other. On joining our two year programme you will gain front line practical experience whilst having the opportunity to develop your professional qualifications and accreditations. The programme is built around project placements within operational, projects or support functions together with appropriate short-term secondments. This is designed to support you gaining Chartered Status. By joining DSRL you will be taking the first steps towards a challenging and rewarding career in the nuclear decommissioning industry.  

Benefits Package

DSRL offers an excellent benefits package, including competitive starting salary, bonus scheme, pension plan and generous leave allowance.

Qualification Requirements

Applicants must have achieved or expect to achieve a 2:1 in an engineering, science, business or related subject.  Masters level qualifications are preferred.


If you are interested in applying for a position, a completed application form along with covering letter should be returned to:

Human Resource Department, Traill House, 7 Olrig Street, Thurso, KW14 7BJ or by e-mail

Application forms can be downloaded from our website or by calling 01847 890917 and 890920

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