Industrial Placement Scheme 2018
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Industrial Placement Scheme 2018

Sellafield Ltd
Cumbria · Warrington

Job description

Where better to get your first substantive work experience than in a world leading organisation? Doing incredibly complex, high-profile work that will launch your career in a unique direction.

Our 12-month industrial placement scheme is ideal for students looking to complete a placement during their time at university. The Scheme 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 Scheme you will get the chance to take part in activities that will allow you develop your skills in line with our Graduate Scheme and also allow you to obtain valuable employability skills and experience.

In return we offer a competitive salary and a support network that will aid your growth.

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

Qualifications and experience requirements

You’ll be on course for at least a 2:1 in one of the following degree disciplines:

  • Engineering* – civil, electrical, mechanical, process.
  • Science – chemistry, environmental, materials, mathematics, physics.
  • Business – business related, project management.

*For engineering subjects we would prefer you to be working towards a Masters level.

Our placements are directly linked with our Graduate Scheme; preference is therefore given to those in their penultimate year of study.

Accepted degree subjects

health sciences · physics · mathematics · planning and surveying · business and management studies · mechanical engineering · chemistry · materials science · electronic and electrical engineering · engineering management · civil engineering and construction



Plus holiday allowance of 25.5 days holiday


Cumbria · Warrington

How to apply

Online application form – via Apply button - applications open mid-September, we recommend applying at your earliest convenience.

  • Aptitude test - you will complete an online aptitude test in October – November 2017
  • Telephone interview – telephone interviews will commence in November 2017
  • Interview – face to face interviews will commence in January 2018.
  • Start date – the anticipated start date for the 2018 placement scheme is late June 2018.

Closing date: Continuous recruitment

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 11/09/2018

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