Materials Graduate Scheme 2018
graduate scheme

Materials Graduate Scheme 2018

Sellafield Ltd
Time left to apply
10 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 driven Materials Science graduates to join our Technical Profession.

The work carried out by the Profession is varied and challenging, and requires people who are both innovative and self-motivated. Current graduates identify the variety of work as one of the best parts of the job. Work involves problem solving and scoping and managing Research &

Development tasks carried out by technical suppliers, then applying the output to solve Sellafield Ltd’s technology challenges, many of which are novel and unique.

Examples of graduate roles are: technical support to plant operators, setting up trials to support plant process improvements, data acquisition, and data analysis. As a graduate you will also be expected to maintain relationships with external customers and manage the interface between Sellafield Ltd plants and external companies and contractors, whilst also acting as a subject matter expert for all customers.

Click for more information on our Technical 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 degree or higher in materials science.

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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