National Nuclear Laboratory

Early Careers

As the UK’s national laboratory for nuclear fission, NNL is harnessing nuclear science to help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Whether you are studying GCSEs or A Levels, completing your degree or carrying out doctoral research, you too can play a part in the global challenge, working alongside world class experts to help us meet our net zero goal by 2050.

At NNL, we channel our work into four strategic areas – focussing on providing Clean Energy, how nuclear technology can contribute to Health and Nuclear Medicine, Environmental Restoration and Security within our nuclear industry.

If you want be a part of our challenge then apply for one of our Early Career schemes.

Work experience

If you’re currently studying at school or college and have an interest in a STEM career, our work experience programme can offer you a real insight into the nuclear industry and the opportunity for you to learn more about future career paths for you.
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We offer apprenticeships in a range of areas from science and engineering to project management and business administration. You'll learn from pioneering industry specialists at some of the world's leading facilities.
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We are looking for graduates with degrees in all STEM disciplines, including Chemistry, Physics, Natural and Geological Sciences, Environmental and Engineering disciplines as well as Materials Science, Mathematics/ Statistics and Software/ IT.
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Post Doctorate

Transition from researcher to science or engineering expert applying academic skills in an industrial environment.
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