Essex graduates called on to kick-start career in nuclear

China’s top university – Tsinghua University based in Beijing – has opened its doors to scholarship applications for the 2022 International Master’s Programme in Nuclear Engineering and Management (TUNEM). This is a chance for graduates to kick-start their career in the nuclear sector.

The two-year full scholarship master’s programme, which includes paid tuition and accommodation fees, gives graduates the chance to learn at one of China’s top universities. It involves industry internships on some of the most innovative nuclear projects in the world.

Applications for the 2022 programme are open until 1 March 2022. The programme is open to UK students and is supported by the three major nuclear power groups in China, including CGN.

Deng Zengping, Bradwell B’s Chief Executive commented: “Working in nuclear is a highly-skilled, rewarding and interesting profession. Students on this programme will get a chance to experience working in one of the industries tackling the world’s biggest problem, climate change. I want to encourage graduates in the UK, and especially those who live or study in Essex, to apply for this opportunity.”

Owen Holmes, a current TUNEM student from Essex, said: “The programme is a fantastic opportunity to get a fully compensated Masters Degree and experience a new culture. It also helps that the degree is in Nuclear Engineering, allowing you access to a growing industry that has a pivotal role to play in the current and future supply of clean energy.”

Tsinghua University International Master’s Programme in Nuclear Engineering and Management is supported by the National Energy Administration of China, the Chinese Ministry of Education and the three major nuclear power groups in China including CGN.

More information, including the programme application form, is available on Tsinghua University’s website.

Watch our video to find out more

Two of Bradwell B’s Graduate Engineers, Ben and Nils, completed the programme in 2019, and they explain more about their experience and the benefits it has brought to their work on the Bradwell B project in our Spotlight video.