Nuclear engineering
Nuclear engineering

There has never been a more exciting time to consider a career in the nuclear industry. The nuclear renaissance of today is a 'once in a generation' opportunity as countries across the world recognise the important role nuclear power can play in providing a safe, clean and secure energy supply.

At Rolls-Royce, our reputation is built on a 50-year heritage in serving the naval and civil nuclear industries, providing customers with the highest quality, integrated, long-term solutions and support services – spanning the whole reactor lifecycle from concept design through to plant life extension.

We have a bright future. Our technical innovation, world-class engineering and manufacturing excellence place us in a unique position to play a leading role in the nuclear new build programmes of the future. And our global network of 28 University Technology Centres connects our engineers with the forefront of scientific research to ensure we remain at the cutting edge of technology.

Within our global, highly skilled nuclear workforce, we already have some of the finest engineers in the industry on board and we are looking to recruit more to support our growing business.

Our roles are for people who would be inspired by working as part of a team of industry experts who are committed to exceeding customer expectations and executing each project safely and flawlessly. If you share our passion for innovation, our focus on delivery and our commitment to continuous improvement, it's a unique opportunity to drive the future. If that sounds like you and you have the ambition to match our own, your future could be just as bright as ours.

A global brand and a nuclear heritage

Rolls-Royce is a world-leading brand. We create power systems for use on land, at sea and in the air – for over 600 airlines, 160 armed forces and 2,000 marine customers (including 70 navies). We also deliver energy solutions to customers in 120 countries, making us a truly global partner. In the nuclear industry we have a history of expertise stretching back over 50 years. Our focus is on providing customers with integrated solutions and long-term support services spanning the reactor lifecycle, from concept design through to managing obsolescence and extending plant life.

We work in four key areas of expertise:

  • Safety, licensing and environmental engineering
  • Mechanical systems and component engineering
  • Instrumentation and control
  • Operational support

We have an extensive certified supply chain, and with it we help customers to minimise risk, control cost and meet the challenges of today’s global nuclear market.

We offer a unique proposition: the option to work across the nuclear spectrum, from licensing, new build and obsolescence management to through-life support within both civil and defence projects. You'll be a joining an organisation that brings together integrated customer solutions that draw upon all of our accumulated nuclear engineering, manufacturing and supply chain management experience and expertise. For talented nuclear professionals it's a chance to shape the future of nuclear across the world.

This is an exciting time to be in the nuclear industry. The world needs the finest minds to work on innovative solutions to energy security and global defence. And Rolls-Royce is well placed to make the most of the nuclear renaissance.

Join us and you can shape the future of a company with a heritage to be proud of. At Rolls-Royce you'll find a culture of continuous training, development and scope for global mobility – everything you need to build a rewarding career while delivering excellence for our customers.

Stimulated - Our people enjoy the excitement that comes from working with truly inspirational minds. We're a global business with a community of experts who are inspired by innovation and excellence. The global expansion of the nuclear market gives us huge scope to create innovative solutions that will change the way the world is powered – providing unparalleled opportunities to work on groundbreaking projects, alongside some truly impressive minds. We already count a number of industry leading experts among our team.

Challenged - You'll be operating in a global market in some of the most challenging scenarios you can imagine. This means you'll be expected to deliver your best and consistently perform at that level. Of course, you'll be supported, recognised and rewarded every step of the way. Our business is continually growing and evolving, but we can promise you one thing: you'll never find yourself short of professional challenges.

Sharpened - We're a company of experts, and any career here will be spent alongside some of the finest minds currently working in almost every aspect of nuclear. So when you join us, you should expect to develop skills and expertise, wherever your career takes you. And you'll keep on developing, for as long as you remain with us – including any professional qualifications you may want to work towards.

Trust is at the heart of what we do. Our clients trust us to deliver excellence. Our people trust us to put their professional fulfillment high on our agenda. And it’s because our relationships are founded on trust that we are able to achieve the things we do. So when you join Rolls-Royce, you become part of a unique culture, which champions excellence in all its forms.

First and foremost, we are searching for people who are excited by technical innovation and will relish the chance to be part of the growth within the nuclear industry. But we don’t just look for excitement and enthusiasm; we also want people who share our vision of delivering excellence and who can join us in safeguarding and developing our reputation for reliability and integrity.

Experience working within a nuclear environment is highly desirable, but not essential for all of our roles. We would also like to hear from engineers working in other fields, such as the automotive and transportation industries.

We pride ourselves on supporting our people to fully develop their capabilities – both through outstanding training and development opportunities, and the invaluable experience gained as part of a community of expert minds. We’ll help you achieve just as you help us achieve ours.

Our people all receive total reward packages that match our status as a leading global employer. We believe you deserve a package that is competitive in the market, rewards you for your contribution and allows you to choose benefits that best suit you.

So we have developed a package that does just that:

  • Competitive salary
  • Defined contribution pension scheme
  • Cash bonus
  • Discounted private medical insurance (up to 45%)
  • A variety of discounted benefits such as private medical insurance (up to 45%), shopping vouchers, holidays etc...
  • Share schemes that allow you to share in the success of the company (ShareSave, ShareBonus and SharePurchase)
  • We’ll reimburse you for subscriptions, registration and affiliation fees when you become a member of a relevant institute
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Our Payroll Giving Scheme (our scheme has helped our people donate £2.6 million since 2006 to the charities they care about, tax free)

Whatever your role, we want to make sure that you feel valued and appropriately rewarded for your work. We encourage a high performance culture too – so we always aim to recognise impressive achievements and efforts.

Rewarded - Ours is a performance culture, and our people are recognised for their considerable efforts. We offer a global package of rewards and benefits that is designed to attract and retain the very best – in every field. But for many of our people, the reason they choose Rolls-Royce is simple: they want to be part of something they can be proud of.