Be part of it

Dounreay is Scotland's largest decommissioning project and is widely recognised as Europe's most complex nuclear closure programme. For more than 50 years it was known as the centre of the UK's fast reactor research and development and now the team is aiming to be recognised as a centre of excellence for nuclear decommissioning. Dounreay offers an opportunity to be involved in some of the UK's most leading edge technical projects, developing unique skills and experiences which are highly sought after across the industry.

Your position

At Dounreay we can give you an experience like no other. On joining our two year programme you will gain frontline practical experience while having the opportunity to develop your professional qualifications and accreditations. The programme is built around project placements within operational, projects or support functions together with appropriate short-term secondments. This is designed to support you gaining Chartered Status. By joining Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) you will be taking the first steps towards a challenging and rewarding career in the nuclear decommissioning industry.

Benefits package

DSRL offers an excellent benefits package, including competitive starting salary, bonus scheme, pension plan and generous leave allowance.

Start date

August 2019

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have achieved, or expect to achieve, a 2:1 in an engineering, science, business or related subject. Masters level qualifications are preferred.


If you are interested in applying for a position, a completed application form along with covering letter should be returned to:

Human Resource Department, Traill House, 7 Olrig Street, Thurso, KW14 7BJ
or by e-mail to

Application forms can be downloaded from our website or by calling 01847 890917 and 890920.

Closing date for applications: 15th March 2019
Reference: 04/19