4 Simple Examples of Career Pathing

Posted on Monday, June 21, 2021 by Get Into NuclearNo comments

Here at Get Into Nuclear, we aim to help anyone interested in making their mark on arguably one of the most influential industries of our time. This post provides a flavour of what we are trying to do and helping people with their career pathing.

 
 
 
 

The examples below have all come from an email conversation, a discussion with a work associate in the office, and a bar talk. What they aim to do is to highlight the vast array of jobs available within the UK Nuclear Industry and provide an outline of the six steps to get into nuclear by defining:

  1. where you are,

  2. where you want to be,

  3. how you can get there,

  4. what you need to do to get there,

  5. who can help you get there and

  6. what your next steps need to be.

The examples below are written as if you are the person looking to get into nuclear and we are providing you with the advice.

Get Into Nuclear Career Pathing Example 1:

Know who you are:

An Operations Manager who has recently been made redundant due to recent developments in the European Market.

Know what you want:

Currently, work in a consultancy role, working a maximum of 3 days per week. Looking to work full-time.

Know the business:

In recent years, the UK Nuclear Industry has predominantly delivered one-off bespoke equipment to meet a specific need within a unique environment. However, more and more through the Nuclear New Builds (NNB) and the drive for standardisation, the delivery focus of the industry will turn to the mass production of equipment to leverage economies of scale and provide huge through life savings via simplified maintenance and spares strategy.

Know the skills:

Lean / Six-sigma, batch production planning and manufacturing techniques. Working with European suppliers, standardised design, contract negotiations, production management and monitoring of performance against KPI’s.

Know the people:

To sell these specific skills to the market, you need to be getting in touch with a specialist nuclear recruitment consultant so that you can leverage their contact base and existing credibility. Check out our list of nuclear recruiters, or get in touch with us directly for further help and a referral.

Be known:

This is simply a matter of updating your CV, which Get Into Nuclear will review* and put in front of the right people. A phone call or face-to-face meeting will naturally follow this up so the consultant can find out more information and start getting the word out there. We would expect companies to be interested in snapping up this opportunity to utilise such experience, particularly in the current climate.

Get Into Nuclear Career Pathing Example 2:

Know who you are:

An Apprentice plumber with a big personality.

Know what you want:

More money and job security to buy a house.

Know the business:

There are many opportunities for Graduates, Apprentices and also Junior Sales / Business Development Roles.

Know the skills:

You do not have a degree, so the Grad opportunities are out. Other requirements are aptitude, drive, confidence, location, ability/willingness to travel. Also, a background to pass all of the vetting requirements would be much preferable.

Know the people:

Specific companies (Sellafield Ltd, Nuvia, Ansaldo NES, Atkins etc.) recruit their apprentice cohorts annually. It is also worth speaking to a specialist in your chosen field who can help you find the key people to talk to.

Be known:

Update your CV and allow Get Into Nuclear to review it*. Apply directly to the Apprenticeships schemes if they are live at the time of submission, which will enable us to speak to the key people and find the most about such opportunities. Check out the Get Into Nuclear jobs board for sales/business development opportunities, as we think this is a great way to go.

Get Into Nuclear Career Pathing Example 3:

Know who you are:

Litigation Associate Solicitor. Previously worked as a buyer/department manager. Confident, organised and driven.

Know what you want:

Looking for flexibility, a clear career path, reduced working hours and job security.

Know the business:

There are many in-house roles for Commercial Managers, Quantity Surveyors and roles within the various Legal teams. The majority of the big companies have these in-house, with more and more of the smaller companies are also following suit.

Know the skills:

Degree, legal background, QS qualifications, Commercial understanding of contracts (NEC3 or equivalent).

Know the people:

Roles such as this are always worth discussing with specialist recruitment consultants. You will also find on the Get Into Nuclear jobs boards advertisements for Commercial and Legal roles.

Be known:

Update your CV, which Get Into Nuclear will review* and put in front of the right people. A phone call or face-to-face meeting will naturally follow this up so the consultant can find out more information and start getting the word out there. There is much demand for such skilled personnel in the commercial and legal field to fulfil critical roles within the UK Nuclear Industry.

Get Into Nuclear Career Pathing Example 4:

Know who you are:

A 48-year-old recently retired police officer with 25 years of experience working on the beat.

Know what you want:

Looking to top up pension earnings and not have to dip into well-earned savings.

Know the business:

Security is fundamental in the UK Nuclear Industry. As such, many various roles are working directly for the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) via the Civil Nuclear Security (CNS) programme - previously known as the Office for Civil Nuclear Security (OCNS) - or directly for a Nuclear Site Licence Company (SLC) or as part of the security team in many of the UK Nuclear Industry sites, workshop, design offices and facilities. This gives many opportunities across the UK, but with the industry being spread across the corners of the UK, the works' location could be the deciding factor here.

Know the skills:

Prior experience in the security industry, strong leadership and influencer skills and competencies, understanding of H&S requirements, ability to pass and hold National Security Clearance Vetting. Highest levels of integrity, respectfulness and professionalism required at all times. Ability and willingness to travel as and when needed.

Know the people:

These roles are usually advertised quite openly on most of the popular jobs boards. It is worth checking out the Triple Bar - Nuclear Security course offered by the National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSAN).

Be known:

Fire your CV over to Get Into Nuclear. We'll give it a once over and send it back to you*. If you are suitable for a job in Security in the UK Nuclear Industry, you're ready to go. We will help to point you in the right direction.

 

* At the checkout of the CV Review, use the code "GETINTO1" to reduce the price to FREE.

Above are just a couple of examples of how Get Into Nuclear can help people find their way in the UK Nuclear Industry.

If you have any specific requests or questions, please contact us via the comments section below, using our contact us page or email directly to mail@getintonuclear.com.

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