Sellafield Ltd is responsible for safely delivering decommissioning, reprocessing and nuclear waste management activities on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority at the Sellafield plant in West Cumbria.
Sellafield’ s primary operations include; Risk and hazard reduction including decommissioning legacy ponds and silos, some of the oldest facilities on the Sellafield site, commercial operations including spent fuel management, the safe treatment of low level, intermediate level and high level waste and asset care and maintenance.
As one of the most complex nuclear companies in the world, Sellafield Ltd offers some of the most technically and commercially challenging projects within the nuclear industry.
In an exciting time for the nuclear industry, Sellafield Ltd are looking to sponsor three graduates with scientific backgrounds on the nucleargraduates programme to support the technical profession.
Upon completion of the nucleargraduates programme you will join Sellafield Ltd to continue your professional development.
Your nucleargraduates programme will be broken down into technical and behavioural training. It will be structured against the needs of the institute with whom you’re aiming to gain chartered engineer or scientist status. You will come together with your fellow graduates to complete ‘core’ training as well as having the benefit of an individual training budget for training specific to your personal development.
On top of this you will spend 10% of your time with us to Footprints, our corporate social responsibility programme. You will have the opportunity to become a STEM ambassador, passing on your knowledge and enthusiasm to the next generation of scientists and engineers. You will establish a start-up company, developing your commercial awareness and allowing your appreciation of the challenges faced by a small business. You will work with local community projects, meeting inspirational individuals.
This is a unique opportunity to experience the different aspects of our complex, ever-changing industry before starting employment with Sellafield Ltd to continue your career and professional development.
nucleargraduates is a ground-breaking graduate programme created by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and sponsored by organisations across the nuclear industry including Jacobs, Sellafield Ltd, Rolls-Royce, Jacobs and the Office for Nuclear Regulation amongst others. The scheme is also involved with more than 20 other companies and organisations across the industry.
The two-year programme consists of three secondments chosen by you with the guidance of your mentor. You can expect to find yourself working with Government, on-site, with the private sector supply chain and regulatory authorities. There is also the possibility of undertaking an international secondment. A dedicated mentor, assigned to you upon starting the programme, will help you plan a two-year programme unique to you and your development goals setting you on the road to charter ship.
nucleargraduates are looking for individuals keen to learn and able to influence others through their attitude and actions. Mobility, adaptability and tenacity are crucial for this role. Most importantly we are looking for graduates who can achieve real results whilst showing humility as an individual and in a team environment. Applicants must be driven, able to manage their own time and take full advatnage of the opportunities presented to them by the scheme.
This is a programme that will change your life. A commitment to working and living in different locations and communities is a state of mind not just a requirement here. Think! Are you prepared to experience work and life in diverse communities from the tip of Scotland to the foot of Devon, from industrial centres to the “corridors of power” in London? This is a programme that sends you on secondments all around the country, and possibly the world. It will allow you to understand all aspects of the nuclear industry - technical, political and commerical - giving you the 'big picture'.
Qualifications and experience requirements
Candidates must have an attained or expected result of 2.1 or above, preferably at Masters level in Physics, Material, Chemistry or Environmental Science.
Accepted degree subjects
physics · chemistry · materials science · environmental science and ecology
£1,000 Golden Hello
Contract and working hours
How to apply
Successful applicants will then be invited to complete online numerical and verbal tests and a video interview followed by a two-day assessment centre that will assess candidates across a range of competencies. After the selection process has been completed successful candidates will be made a formal offer on to the nucleargraduates programme.
Candidates will be subject to Office of Civil Nuclear Security (OCNS) Clearance Checks.
Closing date: 11/12/2016
This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 11/12/2016