Graduate Civil / Structural Engineer

We are recruiting for a GRADUATE ENGINEER to join our Nuclear Engineering Team in the Cumbria Office based at Westlakes Science Park. This is an opportunity to develop your career on the doorstep of the Lake District National Park!

We’re looking for graduates who are eager to learn and enthusiastic about engineering, with a proactive attitude and plenty of drive.

This role will automatically enrol the successful candidate in the Westlakes Engineering Graduate Development programme, which will support you in your career development and with your goal of achieving professional registration.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Ideally, you should also be able to demonstrate that you are:

Additional Information

Please note that this role and any offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of security clearance. This includes – but is not limited to – identity, employment, financial and criminal record checks. You must have the right to work in the UK and be able to provide verification of UK residency.

Why Work for Westlakes?

Our modern Westlakes office overlooks the Western Lake District fells, based on the edge of the Lake District on the Cumbrian coastline. Being based within Cumbria, we actively promote a work life balance and recognise the attraction of enjoying the magnificent landscape of the area all year round and combining that with a rewarding career in your choice of industry.

Westlakes Engineering are passionate about the training and development of our future engineers. We have established various internal training programmes, including our award-winning professional registration (graduate development) programme, our leadership development programme and our project management training programme.

Our graduate development programme offers you the chance to develop your technical engineering skills whilst also expanding your commercial and leadership skills with dedicated mentor support and a hands-on approach to learning and developing. As we are an SME, you’ll never be far from the action, working closely with our clients and being given access to early opportunities to drive your career forward such as opportunities to manage your own projects and develop your own client relationships. Choosing to work for us means being able to gain a wide array of experience across many varied projects working with people from different backgrounds.

Our reputation is one of quality, safety and integrity. Our project portfolio is diverse, from managing multi-million-pound complex projects to small, unique intricate projects. Our clients range from individuals to multi-national corporations and nuclear sites. One day is never the same as the next and you’ll quickly develop not only your technical skills but also your business and commercial acumen. As you work on challenging and exciting projects, you’ll also continually learn from skilled and knowledgeable industry experts. The ever-changing conditions of our industries means we need individuals who can adapt, change and thrive when working in dynamic environments, and we strive to balance these demands with a focus on inclusivity, well-being and flexible working which helps to bring the best out in all our staff.

During the graduate programme there will also be an opportunity to be involved with a number of graduate related activities outside of your day job. We’ll encourage you to become a STEM ambassador and attend STEM events in local schools and colleges. Such activities aren’t mandatory, but they underpin some of the behavioural skills required for chartership and will help you develop your professional network.

As part of this role, we will also be offering:

To apply for this role, or to request further information, please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to enquiries@westlakes.co.uk quoting reference – Graduate Engineer – Whitehaven – June 2022.

Please note that because we consider each applicant individually (and owing to the high volume of interest) inevitably there can be a slight delay in the response time. We will ensure all candidates are communicated to as quickly as possible.

Date posted: June 2022