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Mechanical Engineering


We are looking for excellent Mechanical Engineering graduates to be based at our main design offices in Risley, Warrington, Cheshire, or Harwell, near Didcot, Oxford, to work on various nuclear projects.

Over the two-year programme you will learn modern engineering and design techniques and how to apply your developing mechanical engineering knowledge and skills within a vibrant nuclear environment to meet the challenges of a live project for all or any part of the whole project lifecycle.

We continually develop our staff through exposure to various Computer-aided engineering (CAE) software tools. As such you will gain experience of 2D and 3D design and modelling using:

  • AutoCAD Inventor
  • Plant Design Management System (PDMS) software
  • FEA stress calculations using Ansys for mechanical systems and
  • CAESARII for Pipe Stress Analysis

In addition you will gain appreciation of other design and engineering delivery tools like 3D Plant Throughput Modelling software and 3D & 4D planning tools for efficient project delivery.

You will also have the almost unique opportunity to work within a fully integrated project community of nuclear engineers and specialists, which include engineers in Process, EC&I Civil Structural and Nuclear Architects, Radiation and Health Physics Specialists, Nuclear Safety Case Consultants, Heating, Cooling and Nuclear Ventilation Engineers, Piping and Vessel Engineers etc, who are all essential to deliver a modern and safe nuclear facility in the UK (and abroad).

To meet these opportunities you will need to possess a strong design delivery and client service focus, with the ability to work alone and within a team. Excellent oral and written communication skills complemented with modern computer and office skills are deemed essential.

This Graduate Programme is accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE); you'll be assigned a ImechE-trained mentor and register onto the IMechE's Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS). The knowledge and experience you acquire through your two-year graduate training will support you in becoming a Chartered Engineer.


You will require a good MEng or Msc Mechanical Engineering; with a minimum 2:2 Bachelor's Degree. As our training programme is accredited by the IMechE we prefer graduates to have degrees that are accredited by the IMechE.

Salary & Rewards

  • Competitive Salary - Your starting salary will depend on the role you apply for and your qualifications, skills and experience to date. This will be discussed with you at offer stage.
  • Flexible Holidays - 25 days annual leave per year, plus any bank holidays.
  • Pension - We operate a Defined Contribution Pension plan. If you choose to join, a percentage of your salary will be automatically invested in your plan. The Company will also invest a minimum of 8% to your pot.
  • Bonus Scheme - This is dependent on overall Company performance and achievement of Company objectives.
  • Professional Support - We provide assistance through our Professional Study Scheme and reimburse annual professional membership subscriptions.


  • Institute of Mechanical Engineers