Employer profile

Sellafield Ltd

Updated
Updated: August, 2017

About Sellafield Ltd

Sellafield led the development of the UK’s nuclear industry, from the production of plutonium for the country’s nuclear deterrent programme through to the development of nuclear power generation. Today we are faced with the challenge of cleaning up the legacy of the site’s early operations, including some of the most hazardous nuclear facilities in Europe.

Each chapter of Sellafield’s history delivered great benefit for the country while creating a complex nuclear clean-up challenge for which there are no blueprints. Decommissioning the site will take us more than 100 years and there is much still that we don’t know. Every day we are building greater certainty and we will be the generation that makes demonstrable progress in cleaning up Sellafield.

Covering six square kilometres, the site in West Cumbria is home to more than 200 nuclear facilities and the largest inventory of untreated nuclear waste in the world. We employ approximately 11,000 people who, along with our supply chain partners, are tackling Sellafield’s current diverse portfolio of decommissioning, reprocessing, spent fuel management, nuclear waste management and nuclear material management.

As a company we are also facing challenges; preparing for the end of reprocessing and delivering our mission as efficiently as possible while providing value for money for the public funding we receive.

Qualification and experience requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the Sellafield Ltd. Graduate Scheme are:

  • Achieved a 2:1 in a relevant degree subject.
  • Graduated within three years of the scheme start date.

For engineering subjects, a Masters level degree is highly preferred in all cases and for some disciplines essential.

We’re a rapidly evolving organisation, so you’ll need to be hungry to learn, with plenty of drive and ambition. You’ll be ready to take responsibility for key projects too, shaping the way they develop and solving complex problems – some that no one has ever faced before.

You will work alongside industry leading experts, who will challenge and mentor you in equal measures to ensure you are developing in your chosen field.

Whatever your expectation of working with us, the reality is as surprising as it is rewarding. The challenges involved are huge, often seeing us pioneer new techniques and processes.

We recruit for various professions across our business, therefore we ask you to consider which profession area is your preferred option during your application. Please visit ‘Graduates > Programme Areas’ to learn more about each profession and the types of work you could be involved in.

Although we ask you to select a preferred profession area, we will get to know you through the application process to ensure that where you are placed is the best fit for you.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Work sectors

environment and conservation, engineering and manufacturing, energy and utilities

Location

Cumbria, Warrington

Sellafield, Cumbria; Risley, Warrington

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