This programme is all about our radiological projects. Cavendish Nuclear, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group, is involved in complex projects across the span of the nuclear lifecycle.  Join the UK’s leading nuclear services company, and your work could range from design and build and working-life extensions of existing nuclear plant to the safe decommissioning and remediation of legacy sites. You could be providing radiological instrumentation, safety hazard analysis or specialist measurements of on-site nuclear material.


See the list below to find out more about the areas of our business that are offering places on our Physics programme for autumn 2017. But no matter which team you join, you could be based anywhere in the UK. That’s why we ask all our graduates to be flexible and willing to move during their programme.

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Cavendish Nuclear is the largest nuclear site manager and nuclear engineering support organisation in the UK. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group and we deliver complex projects across the span of nuclear energy. Our work ranges from the construction of brand new reactors and working-life extensions of existing nuclear plant to the safe decommissioning and remediation of legacy sites. Whether on our own or with one of our partners, we’ll be applying proven experience and trusted expertise to deliver complex programmes. We’re looking for graduates with a wide range of qualities, including high technical skills, good interpersonal skills and a willingness to learn and adapt to new circumstances.



You could be based in a number of locations. You’ll probably call Bristol, Leicester or Manchester home, but you could also work from client sites (including nuclear power stations, or Sellafield in Cumbria). 



You’ll be based in our radiometric instrument laboratories at Sellafield in Cumbria for the four years of your programme. In that time, you’ll design, test, calibrate and take care of the instrumentation that measures all types of radiation for our clients’ sites around the world. Which will give you all the experience you need to get your head around the technical detail and develop an understanding of how this part of our business contributes to our success.


Everything builds towards you getting professional registration, such as with the Institute of Physics. That will help you move into a more senior role after the programme. And we’ll give you full support every step of the way, along with a competitive starting salary of £27,000 - £30,000.


We’re looking for a 2:1 (Hons) degree in Physics. And because the programme is accredited by the IMechE and IET, your degree will need to be accredited by one of those institutions too. You’ll also need to satisfy the MOD’s security requirements (and may need to complete a medical assessment).

Competitive Starting Salary £27K- £30K
£27K- £30K

* Depending on location, role and qualifications.