Civil Engineering Graduate Scheme 2018
graduate scheme

Civil Engineering Graduate Scheme 2018

Sellafield Ltd
Risley, Warrington · Seascale

Job description

Sellafield Ltd is seeking civil, structural and architectural engineering graduates to be part of our multi-billion pound Sellafield Site Operations Programme.

You will be involved in the design and construction of large and small, but always interesting and challenging, projects associated with Sellafield plant operations and decommissioning.

Under the guidance of experienced Engineers and your personal mentor, you will get the chance to put your engineering skills into practice whilst working towards chartership under our ICE accredited training scheme.

You could work in a variety of different professions across our business including; commissioning, construction, design engineering, plant engineering or project management. You will be asked during your application which profession you would prefer to work within, please ensure you visit our programme areas page for more information.

As a Sellafield Ltd graduate, you will complete a 24-month programme alongside our smart community of ambitious, sociable and driven graduates from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines.

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.

Company information

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.

Person requirements

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.

Qualifications 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.

Where do I fit into the graduate scheme?

We recruit for various professions across our business, therefore we ask you to consider which profession area is your preferred option during your application.

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.

Accepted degree subjects

civil engineering and construction



25.5 days holiday plus bank holidays


Risley, Warrington · Seascale

How to apply

Online application form – via the Apply button. We recommend applying at your earliest convenience.

  • Aptitude test - You will complete an online aptitude test in August 2017 – September 2017
  • Telephone interview – Telephone interviews will commence in September 2017 – October 2017
  • Assessment centre – Successful applicants will be invited to an assessment centre in October 2017 – November 2017.

The anticipated start date for the 2018 graduate scheme is late September 2018.

Closing date: Continuous recruitment

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 31/07/2018

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