Nuclear Jobs of the Week - Administrator - Cavendish Nuclear - Lyneham, Wiltshire, UK

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Nuclear Mechanical Project Engineer

Recruiter: Cavendish Nuclear

Location: Lyneham, Wiltshire, UK

Employment Type: Permanent

Rate of Pay: £17,828, rising to £19,200 after probation

Babcock International are seeking to recruit a talented and motivated individual to join us as an Administrator to provide administrative support to team members to ensure efficient operation of the company’s activities, based in Lyneham.

Some of the responsibilities will involve:

  • To provide daily administrative support to the team members to ensure efficient operation of the company’s activities and to assist the Field Force staff in the achievement of agreed performance levels.

  • To ensure that accurate records and administrative data are maintained in line with contractual, statutory and company obligations and are compliant with the quality procedures and standards laid down by the SFA, Babcock and awarding bodies.

  • Ensure that the Management Information System (MAYTAS) is maintained in a timely and accurate manner as dictated by the Lead Administrator.

  • To carry out standard office duties which include: answering the telephone, filing and maintenance of the filing system, assist in the preparation of audits as and when they occur.


  • Functional Skills Level 2 English

  • Functional Skills Level 2 Maths

  • Functional Skills Level 2 IT or equivalent

  • Business admin NVQ Level 2

Skills and Experience required:

  • Practical administration and IT skills including database, excel and word software

  • Demonstrable high level of organisational skills and self-motivation

  • Ability to communicate with staff , suppliers and learners at all levels and remain confidential and professional at all times

  • Understanding of Government funded training

  • Able to work effectively under pressure and maintain a professional approach

  • Able to prioritise own workload ad meet deadlines

  • Able to make a relevant contribution to the work of the Field Force Team.

  • Good organisational skills

  • High standard of computer literacy

Role Information

  • £17,828, rising to £19,200 after probation

  • Permanent, Full time

  • Lyneham

  • Pension

  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holiday

  • Flexible benefits

Company Information

Babcock International Group is a FTSE 100 company which provides 600 services across six continents. It’s the UK’s leading engineering support services organisation.

Their Skills & Learning business is one of the nation’s largest private sector providers of vocational and skills training working in partnership with major employers across the Automotive, Emergency Services, Nuclear and Engineering sectors.

You can find out more about Cavendish Nuclear who are a part of Babcock International Group on our Cavendish Nuclear info page.

Babcock is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Security Offers of employment are normally subject to satisfactory references and any other required pre-employment checks. In certain circumstances, successful applicants will need to satisfy security clearance requirements

Get Into Nuclear

This is a fantastic opportunity of getting into nuclear for someone who has experienced working in an Administration role in the past or has the demonstrable IT and competency skills.

Looking at this opportunity by applying the Get Into Nuclear six step process to finding your way to getting into nuclear would look something like this:

#1 Know who you are: you are an experienced Administrator who has experience of working in a regulated industry - ideally in an industry with government funding. Or you are someone with strong computer and organisation skills. You are hard working, motivated and work well under pressure.

#2 Know what you want: you want to continue or to get a job working in as an Administrator and would like the chance to work within one of the most prominent and biggest companies in the UK Nuclear Industry.

#3 Know the Business: there is a continued need for design engineers within the UK Nuclear Industry and particularly civil, structural and architectural engineers. This demand is only going to rise and sustained opportunities are around to stay and companies such as WYG will be picking up a lot of the new nuclear projects.

#4Know the Skills: covered above in the skills, qualifications and experience sections.

#5 Know the people: This role is being recruited directly by Babcock International Group. Cavendish Nuclear as part of Babcock International Group are one of the largest in the UK Nuclear Industry and has many employees and quick LinkedIn search will no doubt find someone that you already know are linked to them.

#6 Be known: if you feel that you are ready for the particular role, go for it! You can find the application page from the link above at the top of the page. If you would like us to have a review of your CV before submitting your application by all means pass this on to us via If this role is something that you would be keen to get into but need implement a little personal development in stage 4 above you may find our Nuclear Training Provider pages of use.

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