Electrical Engineering Graduate Scheme 2018
graduate scheme

Electrical Engineering Graduate Scheme 2018

Sellafield Ltd
Time left to apply
8 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Join “The Smart Community”

At Sellafield Ltd you will be at the heart of our Smart Community, part of a network of ambitious, sociable and driven Graduates who are not only shaping their future but also shaping the future of the Nuclear Industry.

We are looking for passionate electrical engineering graduates to join our plant engineering profession. 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).

Responsibility starts on day one of the graduate scheme within plant engineering. You will be assigned specific tasks and be expected to contribute to real work. Responsibility increases as you develop your skills and knowledge. You also have the option to complete secondments within Design and Technical departments, it is expected that you will return to the plant engineering profession to fulfil either a system or equipment engineering role, where you will be able to develop and demonstrate your technical expertise in your given area.

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.

Find out more about our Plant Engineering profession

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

  • You will have achieved or be expected to achieve a 2:1 or higher in an Electrical Engineering degree.

Accepted degree subjects




plus other benefits such as 25.5 days holiday.



(You may be based at any of our offices within West Cumbria)

How to apply

Following a successful application you will complete the following application process:

  • Aptitude test
  • Telephone interview
  • Assessment centre

The anticipated start date for the 2017 Graduate Scheme is late September 2017.

Additional information
For further information on other Sellafield Ltd benefits, please refer to the Rewards and Benefits section on our website.

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 vacancy early.

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.

For further information and benefits of working for Sellafield Ltd please refer to the Working for Sellafield Ltd section of this site.

Closing date: Continuous recruitment

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 31/01/2018

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