20 amazing NNL jobs

Updated: Nov 30, 2020

Who are NNL?

When established in 2008, NNL (the National Nuclear Laboratory) brought together the UK’s nuclear research and development capability into one organisation. Their workforce represents a combined 10,000 years of expertise in nuclear science and technology and they're continuing to grow.

NNL has the vision to provide world-leading nuclear expertise and innovation.

The business model of NNL is quite unique in that they don’t take a profit. Instead, they call the money that they make Earnings to Reinvest. It all goes back into the business to develop science, innovation technology and people.


The NNL Central Laboratory on Sellafield Site is the most modern and advanced facility of its kind in the world. They have other facilities and you will be able to find jobs at NNL Workington, NNL Preston, NNL Warrington, NNL Stonehouse and NNL Culham.

NNL Jobs

You can best find NNL jobs using the NNL Careers Login page where you will find a number of NNL Vacancies for a variety of roles from Entry Level to Director. If you ever want a discussion before applying for any nuclear role feel from to reach out to us at Get Into Nuclear on any of our social media channels.

NNL Graduate Scheme

NNL are currently in the middle of a recruitment drive as part of their Graduate Scheme. The NNL Graduate Scheme will develop the next generation of technical experts. Not only will you receive the opportunity to work on challenging and exciting projects, but you’ll continually learn from skilled and knowledgeable industry experts who are leaders in their field. NNL will help you become everything you can be, by challenging, stretching and pushing you to your limits while supporting you every step of the way.


NNL have a dedicated Graduate programme which supports all of their graduates in their personal development whilst working as part of NNL technical teams. The two-year programme starts with a tailored, week-long induction programme to welcome you into the business, to help you understand the breadth of what NNL does and describe the programme and what’s expected of you.


Working alongside fellow graduates, you will then embark on the training programme. You’ll learn everything there is to know about the UK and global nuclear industry, internal research and development as well as other key personal self-development areas. Plus a focussed training centre at the end of the programme which provides transition off the scheme to prepare you for future career development with NNL.



As a member of the NNL Graduate programme, they will help you develop towards taking a lead role in their ongoing research and development projects. You will acquire a depth of knowledge and specific technical skills in a particular area of the business. You will experience the full life cycle of our projects; from liaising with customers to understand their needs, planning work and developing new methods and processes, to documenting your work effectively in technical reports. NNL graduates support us in many areas of the business; business development, product innovation, project delivery and environment, health, safety, security and quality.


If you are naturally curious, you’ll have the drive and determination to discover more – about yourself and the NNL business. Forward-thinking, proactive and positive, you’ll bring your own energy to the team and you’ll have an enquiring mind that helps us to discover solutions to the world’s biggest energy issues.


NNL will also expect you to have graduated, or be on course to graduate with a 2:1 or higher in classification in a relevant STEM subject with typical disciplines include Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Mechanical Engineering & Physics.


NNL are current recruiting 20 NNL Jobs as part of their NNL Graduate Scheme


You can apply for one of the roles on the NNL Careers Login Page by creating a profile and registering to create a comprehensive candidate profile and upload your CV to promote yourself effectively to the NNL recruitment teams

  • Be instantly and continuously matched to the latest National Nuclear Laboratory jobs based on your profile and aspirations

  • Receive real-time email and profile alerts when a potential opportunity becomes available

  • View and manage your applications

  • Enjoy a host of communication and networking tools


Get Into Nuclear

As always thanks for reading and supporting us in our aim of providing the answer to the question "so how can I get into nuclear?" to as many people as possible.

If you are interested in finding out more about how you can Get Into Nuclear click on the most relevant link below: 

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- Dive right in, set up a profile and start applying for jobs 
- Learn more about where to find jobs in the UK nuclear industry 
- Develop a nuclear CV and job seeking strategy

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