University placements and sponsorship

University placements and sponsorship

At James Fisher Nuclear we recognise how tough it can be in the current climate when leaving university, and that’s why we want to offer you the opportunity to get a step on the ladder as early as possible.

Now is the most exciting time to be a part of James Fisher Nuclear (JFN), as we continue to take on some of the most complex engineering challenges and strive to grow as a force in the world’s nuclear and other high assurance industries.

What we offer

Summer/Year placements 

We offer summer placements, as well as opportunities for those on gap/placement years aimed at individuals who are willing to push themselves further and offer fresh, creative thinking within a challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an undergraduate we want your ambition and passion, and in return can offer you opportunities that will allow you to put your skills to use, and thrive in an organisation on the up.

JFN’s placements are potential gateways to a future with JFN. We are particularly keen on those involved in mechanical and electrical engineering, but will also consider those from other relevant backgrounds.


There is the opportunity, via the Sir John Fisher Foundation, for eligible candidates to be awarded a bursary of up to £2,000 per annum. To be eligible, candidates must be engineering students studying at British universities. Candidates should also be of limited means and must be recommended to the Foundation. Students from the Barrow area will get particular consideration, but others may also be recommended and each will be considered on his or her own merits.

What we're looking for

Attitude, ideas and the willingness to do the extra bit are as important as experience, and this is something that is not recognised as readily as it should be – but experience is nonetheless a defining factor, and that’s where we come in.

Being part of a group of companies that is unique in its flexibility to offer its customers a tailored solution to their needs, JFN is no different as it strives to offer its clients the best service possible by listening to and catering to what they want. It is the hard work, dedication, and amiability of our employees that enables us to offer this service, and for those joining us at the start of their careers, we offer responsibility and a position of value from the get-go.

If you are an undergraduate looking to gain the ever more crucial experience needed in the working world of today we would welcome the opportunity to hear from you and discuss where your aspirations can fit with ours.

How to apply

To apply for a summer or year placement, send your CV and covering letter to

Interested in starting your graduate career at James Fisher Nuclear? Check out our graduate opportunities.