Home Skip Navigation LinksNews News Story

<< back to previous page

Engineering students intern at US nuclear testing company

Published: Friday, 08 July 2016   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Four engineering students from the University of Sheffield have travelled to the US to take up internships at NuScale Power’s nuclear test facilities.

The undergraduates are based in Corvallis, Oregon, to learn about NuScale’s experimental work on small modular reactors (SMR), seen by some experts as a more flexible and cheaper option to mammoth nuclear developments, such as Hinkley Point in Somerset.

The fully-funded internships, which will end in September 2016, are being run in conjunction with Oregon State University (OSU).

Allowing Britain’s future engineers the opportunity to interact with NuScale’s world class test facilities is an important part of the partnership that the company is creating with the UK energy sector according to Tom Mundy, the organisation’s Managing Director for UK & Europe.

Contribute to programme development

The company’s design application for the regulator was approved earlier in the year, allowing the students who have travelled to contribute to programme development in Corvallis at a vital period in the journey, as the new technology moves closer to market.

NuScale will offer students the chance to gain hands-on experience in research, which will be vital for the development of SMRs in the future – this includes the application of lasers to analyse the performance of the company’s technology at the test facility.

The company has a range of links to the UK, including a collaboration agreement with the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Sheffield and working with the UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory on fuel development as it pushes the benefits of SMRs in both countries.

Mr Mundy believes that there is strong potential for job opportunities in the nuclear industry and that NuScale is eager to play a big role in ensuring that those in the talent pipeline have the skills necessary to manufacture and deploy the necessary technology.

For electronic engineering graduate jobs across a range of locations, visit Grad Plus today

news archives...

Email this page to a friend Facebook Twitter DZone It! Digg It! StumbleUpon Technorati Del.icio.us NewsVine Reddit Blinklist Add diigo bookmark