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Applications for our 2023/24 graduate scheme have now closed. Applications for our 2024/25 graduate scheme will open later this year.

Join us

Are you ready to take your science, engineering, finance, information technology, commercial, or scientific communications expertise to the next level? Join our graduate programme and launch your career with us! At newcleo, we’re changing the nuclear industry, and that extends to our people too.

We’re ready to grow a diverse workforce that’s ready for the future challenges that await us, inspired by a combination of experiences that will empower our team to achieve an ambitious international mission.

Read more about what we do here.

You will spend 18 to 24 months developing yourself within our community of energy innovators supporting our exciting projects. You will be joining newcleo at an exciting time for our team as well as the wider nuclear industry, with a real collaborative, vibrant and fast-paced environment.

This will include the opportunity to experience placements across our diverse, interesting projects in the UK, Italy, and France, working on our innovative Generation IV lead-cooled fast reactor (LFR) technology and mixed oxide (MOX) fuel manufacturing capability. Read more about MOX here.

Our graduate programme is designed to provide graduates with an opportunity to gain practical experience and develop their skills in a supportive and dynamic environment. The programme is focused on providing participants with exposure to a range of departments and responsibilities, with a view to preparing them for future leadership roles within the organisation.

As a participant in the programme, you will work closely with senior professionals to contribute to newcleo’s mission. Through our projects, you may be involved in the research, analysis, design, management, strategic planning, and implementation of various projects. You will have the opportunity to work with different teams to gain a broad understanding of our operations, culture, and values. You will work towards professional institute registration; mentored and supported by our experienced professionals.

Science and Engineering
Information Technology

Science and Engineering Stream

This is an exciting chance to join a research-focused, innovative, and truly international Science and Engineering team, where you can create your own development plan supported by your mentor.

Finance Stream

In the Finance stream, you will have the opportunity to work across the business in a team with multiple responsibilities and a strong focus on collaboration.

Information Technology Stream

This is a great opportunity to be able to work in a fast-paced, delivery-focused, and friendly team. There will be placements across the different areas of Information Technology (IT).

Commercial and Project Management
Scientific Communications

Commercial and Project Management Stream

This is an opportunity to work as part of the newcleo Supply Chain team and work closely with the Project Delivery team in the UK, leveraging the talents and capabilities of our people across Europe.

Scientific Communications Stream

This position offers a unique opportunity to leverage your engineering knowledge to contribute to marketing initiatives, brand development, and outreach efforts.


George Swalwell

Licensing Engineer, London


I am a Licensing Engineer at newcleo, with a background in Physics and Nuclear Engineering.

Working at newcleo has allowed me to accelerate my development whilst working on a genuinely exciting project. I have particularly enjoyed collaborating with the diverse team across the UK, Italy, and France, solving challenging technical problems together as we work on our advanced modular reactor technology. The autonomy and responsibility I have been given to lead on some prominent projects has been extremely rewarding.

I am currently working to towards becoming a Chartered Engineer, supported by my team. My experience has given me a great insight into the wider UK nuclear industry, and I have also been given the opportunity to develop my technical and leadership skills. newcleo provides fantastic opportunities for young engineers, technicians, and financial professionals alike. The team is very supportive, and it is a genuinely exciting time to join the nuclear industry!

Mariacarla D'Orazio

Safety & Licensing Engineer, Turin


I am now working in newcleo’s Turin office in the Safety and Licensing team, where I lead many aspects of the lead-cooled fast reactor (LFR) design, including auxiliary systems and the creation of preliminary documents on safety. I joined newcleo after obtaining a degree in Energy Engineering at Politecnico di Torino in 2021, and I have since progressed in terms of both of my professional skills and my projects.

Working with my international peers from UK and France is an exciting challenge. Throughout my time so far at newcleo, I have really appreciated the balance between of autonomy and agency that is encouraged by the organisation on one hand, and the close guidance and support of the management team on the other. This approach to our working culture has really helped me produce valuable work - even when I was a fresh graduate. 

Since joining newcleo, I have had the opportunity to directly apply what I learned from my studies.

I really believe in the power of the technology we are creating, and I feel proud to contribute to the design of our LFRs. I am glad to have had the chance to join newcleo so early on our journey of growth.