We have opportunities for ambitious, curious, open-minded Chemical Engineering students to join us in either our Design Engineering, Plant Engineering and Technical professions on a year-long industrial placement.
Our 12-month industrial placement programme is ideal for students looking to complete a placement during their time at university. The placement is designed to provide you with a flavour of what it is like to work at Sellafield Ltd and although you are only with us for a year, we can assure you that you will still feel you have made a difference.
As part of the Industrial Placement programme you will get the chance to take part in activities that will allow you develop your skills in line with our Graduate Programme and also allow you to obtain valuable employability skills and experience.
Our Chemical Engineering Placements
We are looking for students to join us in either our Design Engineering, Plant Engineering or Technical professions.
You will be asked during your application form which profession you would prefer to work within:
Design Engineering (Risley, Warrington)
From emergent, on-plant situations requiring design support and advice, plant modifications on legacy facilities and infrastructure, to large multi-million pound new build projects, Design Engineering at Sellafield Ltd covers a great spectrum of opportunities for graduates. Design Engineers at Sellafield Ltd face some of the most unique & challenging work in the industry, and our engineering capability enables us to accelerate high hazard reduction in a safe, environmentally responsible, cost effective and pragmatic manner.
Plant Engineering (Sellafield, Cumbria)
Plant Engineering is an organisational approach where facilities are divided into logical systems and a single engineer is responsible for approving all activities impacting his or her assigned system(s).
There are two main roles within this profession; Equipment Engineer and System Engineer. Both roles hold equal importance and are vital in delivering key work. Equipment Engineers are responsible for specific equipment which can range from sensitive Radiometrics right through to Pumps, Motors and Gas Turbines and includes significant civil infrastructure and building structures. The System Engineer considers the whole system from a holistic point of view. They understand how each piece of equipment affects their system’s design intent and ensure the systems maintain within their operational and safety requirements.
Technical (Sellafield, Cumbria / Risley, Warrington)
The Technical Profession consists of 500 science, technology, engineering and maths specialists, who mainly have degrees in chemistry, physics, maths, materials science and chemical engineering disciplines. They work in multi-disciplined teams spread right across the company, but mostly based on the Sellafield site in Cumbria. They focus on solving short (few days), medium (one-two years) and long term (5-10 years) technology challenges.
Please ensure you visit our programme areas page for more information on each profession.
For further information on the benefits of working for Sellafield Ltd please refer to our careers website.
What we are looking for
You’ll need to be on track or expected to achieve at least a 2:1 in your degree discipline and ideally will be within your penultimate year of study.
Accepted degree subjects
- chemical engineering
Additional job details
- £16,371 - £17,455
25.5 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
How to apply
Interviews: We expect Chemical Engineering interviews to take place across the month of November*
*Please note, if you are unable to attend an Interview during this month you may be unable to complete our application process.
Diversity and 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.
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 27 October 2019
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Closing date: 27 October 2019