Discipline Area: Safety and Organisational Culture
Description of role, including any specific skills required
This unique opportunity will allow the successful candidate to understand and influence the organisational safety culture of a nuclear power plant.
All aspects of safety within a nuclear power plant are our top priority. This is an easy statement to make, but how is this made a practical reality? This role provides the opportunity to understand what makes the people who run a power plant tick. A talent for clear communication, using many different methods, is required – from fact-based monitoring and reporting to inspirational and engaging communication programmes.
Previous successful holders have come from varied engineering-biased backgrounds and have supported improvements to fire safety through communications campaigns, training and other improvement projects, as part of a wider Zero Harm safety team. The role holder may be asked to support fire safety management as an integral member of the Zero Harm safety team (if required, full training in fire safety processes and procedures will be provided by the station).
The opportunity would suit an engineering undergraduate or business studies / management undergraduate.
Anticipated business benefits
A chance to gain an independent view and help develop new approaches to industrial safety culture. It will further provide additional support for a relatively small team to enhance fire and safety culture.
Anticipated benefits to the individual
- Gain real-life experience in an industrial environment
- Support the station in influencing the organisational safety culture
- Earn an equivalent full-time salary of £15,000
- Gain invaluable experience that complements your degree scheme
- Work within the energy sector, one of the most vibrant industries
- Spend time within different functions of the plant, as well as on project-based work within a specialist topic
- Potential to join the EDF graduate scheme after the placement