Sellafield Ltd
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Business & Programme Industrial Placement 2021

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Join the new era of pioneers

Our 10-week summer placement scheme is an ideal opportunity for you to gain valuable skills and experience that will help to enrich your studies for when you return to university after the summer break.

We’re looking for students who can take on true responsibility on major projects, which will contribute to our present challenge and future mission; be involved in business-critical work and experience far reach training with support from many members of the existing Sellafield Ltd community.

On our placement scheme you will get the opportunity to take part in activities that will allow you to develop your skills in line with our Graduate programme - Meaning you may get the chance to re-join the company as a graduate when you complete your degree.

Business & Programme Industrial Placements

We have opportunities available in Business Improvement & Programme Management.

Business Improvement

Within Business Improvement you will support the business to improve the way they do things through advising of continuous improvement techniques and behaviours. During your placement you will learn about continuous improvement tools, techniques and behaviours (used by many large manufacturing companies), this will allow you to support the business to make things quicker, easier, safer and cheaper.

This role is about making things better and continuously improving and is therefore is not targeted at a particular degree discipline or background.

Programme Management

Programme Management is the action of carrying out the co-ordinated organisation, direction and implementation of a dossier of projects and transformational activities to achieve outcomes and realise benefits of strategic importance to the business. It aligns to three critical organisational elements: Corporate Strategy, Delivery mechanisms for change, business as usual environment.

The intention of a placement would be to provide a broad overview of Programme Management. Whilst on placement you could be supporting the Programme Manager in setting up their programme arrangements. This may involve supporting the development of the blueprint and engaging with stakeholders, setting up the governance arrangements, contributing to the writing of the business case. Supporting a Business Change Manager would involve facilitating workshops to define the programme’s benefits, defining the future operating state of the business area you represent, monitoring performance. Alternatively, in the Programme Office you are based in the nerve centre and information hub of a programme providing all information, communication and monitoring activities to the business.

What we are looking for

Accepted degree subjects

  • physics
  • electronic and electrical engineering
  • geology and geographical science
  • health sciences
  • biology and life sciences
  • engineering management
  • computer sciences
  • civil engineering and construction
  • transport engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • aerospace engineering
  • chemistry
  • chemical engineering
  • materials science

Additional job details

Risley, Warrington
£17,434 - £18,540

25.5 days’ holiday plus bank holidays

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Apply at your earliest opportunity, applications may close early for certain programmes if we experience high numbers)

Video interviews: throughout December 2020 and January 2021.

*Please note, if you are unable to attend an Interview during these months you will be unable to complete our application process.
Diversity & Inclusion Statement

In promoting equal opportunities, Sellafield Ltd welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We select people according to their abilities and our needs. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Additional Information
You are advised to regularly check your emails (including any junk mail/spam folders) for correspondence related to this post, including assessment or interview invitations and any other type of correspondence relating to your application. In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, Sellafield Ltd reserves the right to close the programme early.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 October 2020

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Closing date:  31 October 2020

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