Each summer CRA take on several work experience students as a key part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) work we do as a company.
Encouraging the next generation of professionals is vital to ensure a skilled work force in the nuclear sector and to show how interesting and diverse a career in STEM can be.
At CRA we work across Safety Case, Probabilistic Safety Analysis (PSA) and Human Factors. All of these areas are linked to understanding the likelihood of severe nuclear accidents.
Whilst many people will have heard about Fukushima, how many people can explain the causes of the accident?
Alyssa, a keen scientist and mathematician who is planning to study a STEM subject at university, started off her work experience developing an insight into nuclear safety and how it is achieved in the UK and internationally. This was achieved through talking to our consultants and conducting research.
She then focussed on the ‘The Fukushima Daiichi Accident’ which is still having knock on effects around the world, not least in Japan and their thoughts to the clearance of radioactive waste.
At the end of the week Alyssa delivered an impressive and insightful presentation discussing the key timeline to disaster in terms of component and operator error.
The team at CRA is pleased to have supported Alyssa in her work experience and takes pride in inspiring the next generation of engineers!
If you are interested in doing work experience at CRA next summer please contact firstname.lastname@example.org