Women in Nuclear
The Women in Nuclear UK (WiN) organisation have partnered with the Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy Futures to provide opportunities to students to learn about careers in the nuclear industry.
The partnership will comprise a series of seminars where senior figures in the industry will talk about their backgrounds and distill their experience into practical advice about where to look for jobs and the types of roles that are available.
While the talks will be of value to anyone interested in pursuing a career in the industry, the content will have a focus on the experiences and opportunities for women as it is very important that the nuclear industry attracts and retains more female professionals over the coming decade.
All are welcome to these talks, and we thank WiN for generously lending their time and efforts to our community.
The next seminar will take place Wednesday 21st April 14:00-15:00 over Microsoft Teams. If you would like to register for the talk please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for registration is Wednesday 21st at 13:00.
A job in nuclear is not just about the technical skills, acquired through education; it’s about the softer skills too. This presentation is an eclectic mix of advice from senior nuclear professionals on where to find jobs, type of roles available and career progression aimed to inspire the next generation of nuclear professionals
Creshia left main stream education with only A levels but returned to University at the age of 36 (with a small family in tow) to complete a Masters in Chemical Engineering. Following university, Creshia started out as a Safety Case graduate at Chevron’s Head office (an oil and gas company, in Aberdeen) but the down turn in the oil industry (2015) led her to nuclear.
Creshia spent three years working at the dock yard in Barrow writing nuclear safety case documentation for the UK’s submarine programme whilst training to do a Post Graduate Certificate (NTEC) at the University of Manchester. Currently, Creshia works for Rolls Royce Civil Nuclear, as nuclear process and safety team lead and focusses on three main areas of engineering; nuclear process design; nuclear safety case; nuclear waste handling and decommissioning. Outside of work, Creshia is involved with Women in Nuclear (WiN) and sits on the WiNUK executive committee and is a WiN North West regional lead team member. As Creshia enjoys a challenge, she is currently in the PhD matching phase with EPSRC CDT in Nuclear Energy Futures.
Diletta is a Project Manager in Jacobs nuclear decommissioning team, currently in charge of the delivery of a number of projects for both internal and external customers. Her main tasks include managing international projects and stakeholders, running a large portfolio of 60+ radiation protection projects with external customers, managing Innovate UK research projects, and promoting collaborations between industry and universities to encourage R&D and research commercialisation.
Before joining Jacobs, Diletta has successfully completed her PhD at the University of Leeds, focusing on benchmarking nuclear decommissioning projects, and analysing the characteristics that affect the project performance from the project management perspective. Thanks to her PhD, Diletta received the IPMA Young Researcher Global Award 2020, and the Project Management Institute (PMI) has recognised her as one the PMI Future 50 Leader. During her PhD, Diletta published 10+ scientific articles and several conference proceedings.
Diletta will share her experience in the industry, and the benefits of the knowledge gained during her years as a PhD student.
Grace currently works as a Sub Project Manager for PPP, part of Major Projects at Sellafield Ltd. Her role is varied as she delivers project activities both on site – for new build construction, and off site, delivering complex manufacturing scope working closely with an extensive supply chain. Grace moved into project management after completing the nucleargraduates programme where she had placements at EDF Energy, ANSTO (Australia) and at SL.
Grace is Chartered with the Royal Society of Chemistry (CChem) and holds an MChem degree from the University of Manchester. Grace found her love for the nuclear industry whilst on placement with the University of Manchester’s Radiochemistry department and dedicated her final year studies to the topic.
In addition, Grace is a member on the Nuclear Institute’s Young Generation Network (YGN), and holds a strategic committee role as “Industry Liaison Lead”. This role sees Grace work with numerous organisations across the nuclear industry to share NI YGN opportunities to encourage and support the development of young and early career nuclear professionals. Grace is also a member of the Women in Nuclear (WiN) North West lead team.
Narmeen is a chartered mechanical engineer with over 8 years of experience in the nuclear energy industry across engineering, strategy and project management. She is currently a project manager, leading on the fuel related scope on the Sizewell C nuclear project, to help reach climate change targets. Narmeen is a passionate advocate of diversity and gender balance, with Board experience at the IMechE, and served two years on the Young Professionals’ Board with the WISE Campaign. She is currently acting as the regional lead for London and South East for Women in Nuclear (WiN) UK.
Narmeen is the winner of WiN 'Champion of the Year' national award 2017 and has recently been announced a winner of the 'Rising Star’ award by Women Powering Smart Energy 2021.