Cavendish Nuclear

UK: 1,300
Internationally: 50

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What does your organisation do?

Cavendish Nuclear is the UK’s leading supplier to the nuclear industry.

Our expertise in the design and build of waste treatment facilities, together with our experience of waste management and fuel-handling, makes us a key supplier at Sellafield and other NDA sites.

The breadth of our expertise means we are able to offer unrivalled experience and specialist knowledge across all aspects of the nuclear energy life cycle, from design and build, through operations and maintenance, to decommissioning, waste management and remediation.

We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group. As one of four Sectors in the Group, our growth aspirations are to take Cavendish Nuclear from a £700m revenue company to a £1bn revenue business by 2022.

Our business is founded on the three cornerstones of safety, people and performance - zero harm, one inclusive culture and 100% delivery on our promises. Our mission is simple and drives our behaviour in everything that we do:

Cavendish Nuclear - People who innovate to make nuclear safer, faster and at lower cost.

What area(s) / disciplines of engineering and technology do you have apprenticeship opportunities?

  • Advanced engineering construction apprenticeships - Levels 3 to 7
  • Nuclear working apprenticeships - Levels 3 to 7

How do you create an inclusive workforce?

Cavendish Nuclear have recently started an Inclusion Matters Steering Group that a number of people are part of where diversity and inclusion is discussed on a regular basis. From here there have been a number of employee networks that have formed as below:

  • Pride in Cavendish Nuclear (LGBT+ Network)
  • Cavendish Nuclear Multi Faith Network
  • Allies Network
  • Women’s Network
  • Mental Health Awareness Group

All of these employee groups/networks are voluntary and work to advise, support and change Cavendish Nuclear to ensure that the company is an inclusive employer, valuing everybody. We recently held an ‘Inclusion Networks Forum’ as part of Babcock International Group’s Dialogue week where the Network leaders were invited to speak about  what they do, how people can be involved and ideas people may have. On the back of this event, the Inclusion Matters Steering Group is now working on a number of initiatives and projects to promote diversity and inclusion at Cavendish Nuclear and beyond.

Top tips for applying for a role at Cavendish Nuclear

  1. Emphasise the importance of Health and Safety to yourself
  2. Be yourself!
  3. Have a can do attitude and demonstrate your willingness to learn