The organisations listed below have demonstrated that they are providing optimum professional training and experience for new graduates seeking Chartered Chemical Engineer status. Contact the company directly for more information.

Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd

Dounreay, Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, KW14 7TZ
Tel: 01847 802121

Once it was the focal point of the UK nuclear fast reactor research and development.  Today, Dounreay is a site of construction, demolition and waste management, all of it designed to return the site to as near as practicable its original condition. Our plants cover all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle, and the experimental nature of many of the redundant facilities means the clean-up and demolition requires innovation as well as great care.  At Dounreay, our goal is to hand the site back to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in a condition that is safe for future generations.

EDF Energy

Barnwood Office, Barnett Way, Barnwood, Gloucester, GL4 3RS
01452 652222
EDF Energy is a core part of the EDF Group, one of the largest energy companies in Europe with key business operations in the UK and Europe. We are the UK’s leading generator and supplier of low carbon energy, producing around one-fifth of the nation’s electricity and employing more than 15,000 people. We operate nuclear, coal and gas power stations, wind farms, and combined heat & power plants. We have a focus on safe, dependable energy generation and an ethos of service excellence. We intend to play a leading role in new nuclear build in the UK and secure a bright future for the combined business and its employees.

The company is organised into the following business units:

Generation operates eight nuclear power stations in the UK producing electricity that is vital to the UK economy. Producing low carbon energy is what we do best and our eight existing nuclear sites generate 9,000 megawatts per year, avoiding emissions of over 40m tonnes of carbon dioxide. That’s the equivalent of taking about 60% of cars off our roads. Our thermal generation assets are our Cottam and West Burton stations and, alongside our Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) and Gas Storage Plants, support an affordable and secure supply of electricity as the UK transitions to a low carbon economy.

Nuclear New Build which is tasked with the delivery of the new generation of nuclear plants in line with EDF’s global programme of producing safe, affordable, reliable, low-carbon production of electricity in the UK. The nuclear power stations we plan to build will be the first in a new generation. The first station to be built will be Hinkley Point C in Somerset, followed by two new reactors at Sizewell C in Suffolk. Together these will form one of the biggest construction projects in Europe and they offer the chance to gain invaluable experience working with the latest reactor technology.

Customers sells electricity and gas to over 5.5 million residential and business customers, making us the largest supplier of electricity by volume. We are responsible for maximising the long term value of our residential and business customers; we create an integrated approach to energy sourcing, pricing strategy, and deliver to the needs of our customers.

For further information about the graduate scheme visit our website:

Fluor Limited

140 Pinehurst Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7BF – United Kingdom

Fluor successfully delivers integrated engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction (EPFC), maintenance and project management solutions to Clients globally. Clients trust us as an industry leader to design and build projects safely, cost-effectively and on-schedule. Our integrated solutions approach spans the entire capital project life-cycle – helping to reduce costs and schedules, develop innovative and cost effective technical solutions, improve certainty of delivery and increase safety. These projects range in size from small process studies to multi-billion pound engineering and construction developments.

Fluor serves customers in a wide variety of traditional and evolving industries worldwide, including oil and gas; power; mining; chemicals and petrochemicals; government projects; life sciences and advanced manufacturing; micro-electronics; telecommunications; and transportation infrastructure.

Fluor's work force numbers 60,000 employees worldwide. In addition to project offices, Fluor maintains a network of base offices in more than 32 countries across 6 continents. Fluor Limited operates with over 800 people, mainly based in Farnborough, Hampshire, which is our accredited site.

Foster Wheeler Energy Limited

Shinfield Park, Reading, Berkshire RG2 9FW.
Tel: 0118 913 1234

As one of the world's most prestigious engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors, Foster Wheeler has over 100 years of experience and dedicated highly skilled personnel providing services worldwide.

We design, engineer and construct leading-edge processing facilities and related infrastructure for the upstream oil & gas, LNG and gas-to-liquids, refining, chemicals & petrochemicals, power, mining and metals, environmental and pharmaceuticals, biotechnology & healthcare industries.

We have the flexibility and the strength to be able to deliver large or small projects, safely and successfully,  anywhere in the world.

We own industry-leading technology in delayed coking, solvent de-asphalting and hydrogen production processes, and have access to numerous technologies owned by others. We also provide international environmental remediation services with related technical, engineering, design and regulatory services.

Our flexible engineering centres in the US, UK, Italy, Spain, France, Thailand, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, Chile, India, Malaysia and China can undertake all types of projects from feasibility studies to large complex EPC contracts.

In the UK, Foster Wheeler is one of the largest employers of Chemical Engineers.  The accredited offices are its UK head office in Reading and offices in Glasgow and Teesside.

Applications for graduate positions close in December each year.  For more information about the Foster Wheeler Graduate program, please visit Foster Wheeler's Graduate website at


Chadwick House, Birchwood Park, Warrington, Risley, WA3 6AE
Tel: 01925 866300

Nuvia is a nuclear specialist company, covering both civilian and defence sectors, across the complete lifecycle from new build, through operations and maintenance, to final decommissioning and waste management. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of VINCI, the world’s largest integrated concessions and construction group. We provide solutions for complex nuclear challenges and we have undertaken pioneering work in consultancy, engineering, safety, energy, nuclear R&D, design, build, operations and decommissioning. Nuvia employs over 1000 people among whom are some of UK’s most highly specialised and skilled scientists and engineers.

Our multidisciplinary design team is currently working on one of the UK’s largest legacy waste treatment projects called the Silos Direct encapsulation Plant (SDP). The Project is technically complex and covers all aspects of engineering design development and safety case delivery. The Project Team is at the forefront of innovation involving the R&D (small-scale and prototypes) work and modelling coupled with engineering design delivery (both novel and conventional). The key technical aspect of the Project was short listed for the IChemE Core Chemical Engineering Award in 2012 in conjunction with our client, Sellafield Limited.

Key to the development of engineering solutions is applying chemical and process engineering principles to solve complex problems involving bespoke plant and equipment within a nuclear environment. We employ high calibre chemical engineers who are able to define the problems, develop a strategy for their solution and drive the solution through to implementation in a structured engineering delivery process. This covers all aspects chemical engineering design, fabrication, manufacture, installation, commissioning and eventual hand-over to our customers. 

Our accredited training scheme provides bespoke development for chemical engineering graduates utilising a mix of on-the-job training, formal training courses, project & department assignments. Nuvia offers challenging careers for engineers of all engineering disciplines. For further information about the graduate scheme and careers within Nuvia, please visit our website:

Sellafield Ltd

Risley, Warrington, Cheshire WA3 6AS.
Tel: 01925 832000

Sellafield Ltd

Seascale, Cumbria CA20 1PG.
Tel: 019467 86044

Sellafield Ltd is at the leading edge of nuclear fuel reprocessing, waste management and decommissioning. Our plants include most traditional chemical engineering unit operations and our projects span the whole of a plant's lifecycle providing a very broad range of opportunities to Chemical Engineers.

The accredited site at Sellafield is the centre of operations, providing comprehensive spent fuel reprocessing facilities to UK and overseas electric power utilities, and nuclear waste management services all carried out to high standards under intense regulator scrutiny.

The accredited site at Risley draws together the full range of engineering and scientific skills essential for first-rate project design and construction management for engineering projects. Many projects are "one offs" and require innovative solutions.

Wood Nuclear

Booths Park, Chelford Road, Knutsford, WA16 8QZ

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. 

The Wood Nuclear Graduate Development Schemes are accredited by IChemE, IMechE, IET, IOP, ICE, IOM3 and RSoC.


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