Terms of use & cookies

Copyright and use of content © All contents of this website are copyright, the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (‘the Authority’), unless otherwise stated. No content may be copied or reproduced without the express permission of the Authority. For enquiries on the use of any of the items on this site, including text, photographs, logos or other images, please contact us via the online form below.

Privacy policy
We receive and store information you enter on the Graduate Scheme website, which might include your name, address, postcode, age, gender and occupation and other details. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customising future use of the website for you, improving the website and communicating with you. Your details will not be used for any other purpose, nor passed to a third party.

On 26 May 2011, the rules about cookies on websites changed. This site uses cookies. Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the site to operate and have already been set. Other cookies, such as the ones associated with Google Analytics, are used to monitor the usage and performance of this web site. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work. You can turn cookies on and off by using the cookie control panel.

Basis of access to this website
The basis on which you are entitled to access the Graduate Scheme website is set out below. These terms may be changed from time to time. Your access to and use of the site will be deemed to constitute acceptance of these terms.

The Graduate Scheme web pages contain a selection of material concerning the Authority, associated organisations and companies. The material is for information only. The Authority may at any time alter the contents of the pages on the website; and / or refer the reader to other sites on the World Wide Web; and / or remove pages from, or add pages to this website.

The Authority does not make any representations or give any warranties, (express or implied), about the information provided through this website, including any hypertext links or any other items used either directly or indirectly from the Graduate Scheme website. The Authority does not accept any responsibility for enabling the reader to link to another site in the World Wide Web or for any other site.

The Authority does not represent that the information contained on this website is accurate, comprehensive, verified or complete, and shall have no liability for the accuracy of the information contained in the website or for delays or omissions therein or for any reliance placed on the information or use made of it, by any person.

The Authority shall not be liable for any claims or losses of any nature, arising indirectly or directly from use of the information on the Graduate Scheme website or otherwise howsoever arising (except to the extent required by law).

The reader must be satisfied that he or she may lawfully access the Graduate Scheme website, read the pages and / or act upon the material contained in the pages. The Authority accepts no responsibility for unauthorised access or actions of the reader in respect of these or other matters.

Information on how we use cookies

Our websites use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our sites. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our web pages and allows us to improve our sites.

Use of cookies by Graduate Scheme

A cookie is a small file that we store on your computer. Graduate Scheme and its operator the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) only uses (and stores) non-essential cookies on your computer if you provide your consent.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:





Impact of not setting this cookie


UKAEA civicCookieControl Functionality Record acceptance of using cookies Prevents being asked about cookies on every visit to site When session finishes
UKAEA __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmt, __utmz Performance Collection of information about how visitors use our site, via Google Analytics. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited Prevents us from collecting data about your usage of our website The longest lasting cookie expires two years after your last visit to the website


Third party cookies used on UKAEA-managed websites:







YouTube Various Performance Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a YouTube video. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of YouTube users, including information that links your visits to our website with your Google account if you are signed in to one. Information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. This cookie does not identify you personally unless you are logged into Google, in which case it is linked to your Google account


Cookie categories explained

Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Functionality cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, which we do not have any control over. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You may delete and block all cookies from UKAEA sites, but parts of the sites will not work. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

UKAEA-sourced cookies will expire after the session.


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