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Engineering Graduate Programme 2023

Job description

In the two years that you’re a part of our graduate programme, we’ll give you all the support you need to achieve chartered status and the opportunity to do placements in a variety of business areas. We’ll ensure we maximise your skills, confidence and experience.

We want you to grow in every sense. Our future, as well as yours depends on you hitting the peak of your potential. We’ll invest significant resources developing your personal and behavioural skills so that you become an influential all-round professional.

We have a thriving graduate community run by an elected group of representatives who organise frequent social activities ensuring you play as hard as you work. You will also be assigned a graduate buddy who will be more of a peer support and will help you move smoothly from student to professional life.

Engineering Graduate Programme

As part of our 24-month engineering graduate programme you could work in one of the following professions:

  • Construction – disciplines considered: civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
  • Commissioning – disciplines considered: electrical engineering, mechanical engineering.
  • Design Engineering – disciplines accepted: civil engineering (Masters only), electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.
  • Engineering & Maintenance – disciplines accepted: civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
  • Safety Case - any engineering disciplines accepted.

You will be asked during your application form which profession you would prefer to work within, please ensure you visit our programme areas page for more information on each profession.

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.

Whichever profession you join us in you’ve got so much to look forward to. Not least complex challenges and the opportunity to learn from industry – sometimes world – experts.

Our Graduate Rewards

  • Starting salary £34,044
  • Annual leave allowance of 25.5 days with statutory public holidays on top
  • An attractive defined contribution (money purchase) pension scheme
  • Relocation allowance (if relocating from over 30 miles away)
  • Optional interest free graduate loan

For further information on the benefits of working for Sellafield Ltd please refer to our careers website.

What we are looking for

  • Relevant degree discipline.
  • Achieved a minimum of a 2:1 classification.
  • Graduated within three years of the programme start date (Start date: Sept 2023).
  • For some of our professions, a Master’s level degree is preferred.

Please note: Working at Sellafield Ltd requires you to achieve both security and medical clearance throughout the on-boarding process.

Accepted degree subjects

  • electronic and electrical engineering
  • civil engineering and construction
  • mechanical engineering

Additional job details


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.

Aptitude Testing & Video Interview: Throughout September and October 2022

Virtual Assessment Centres: Throughout November and December 2022. *

*Please note, if you are unable to attend a virtual assessment during these months you will be unable to complete our application process.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 9 October 2022

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Closing date:  9 October 2022

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