The breakthrough you’ve been looking for.
We have opportunities for ambitious, curious, open-minded students to join us in our safety support or technical professions on a year-long industrial placement.
Our industrial placement
Our 12-month industrial placement programme is ideal for students looking to complete a placement during their time at university. The placement 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 programme you will get the chance to take part in activities that will allow you develop your skills in line with our Graduate Programme and also allow you to obtain valuable employability skills and experience.
We are looking for students to join us in either our Safety Support or Technical profession:
The Safety Support profession is comprised of 700 Nuclear Professionals. The profession is responsible for setting policy and standards, giving competent professional advice and undertaking monitoring and assurance activities of those standards, in all aspects of Radiation Protection, Conventional Safety and Occupational Hygiene.
The remit of the profession is to support the Sellafield Site to meet its objectives for high hazard reduction whilst supporting plants through all phases of their life cycle from design, through operations to decommissioning.
The Technical Profession consists of 500 science, technology, engineering and maths specialists, who mainly have degrees in chemistry, physics, maths, materials science and chemical engineering disciplines. They work in multi-disciplined teams spread right across the company, but mostly based on the Sellafield site in Cumbria. They focus on solving short (few days), medium (1-2 years) and long term (5-10 years) technology challenges.
All members of the Profession have or are developing a technical specialist skill and are linked to at least one of our technical specialist communities (called CoEs – Centres of Expertise). These build networks with other specialists inside and outside Sellafield Ltd, particularly with the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) which has a laboratory on the Sellafield site, and with academia, including links with key universities.
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.
For further information on the benefits of working for Sellafield Ltd please refer to our careers website.
What we are looking for
You’ll need to be on track or expected to achieve at least a 2:1 in your degree discipline and ideally will be within your penultimate year of study.
The ideal candidates for this opportunity will be currently studying a STEM based degree discipline.
Accepted degree subjects
- computer sciences and IT
- electronic and electrical engineering
Additional job details
- £16,371 - £17,455
25.5 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
How to apply
Application closing date: Ongoing (Apply at your earliest opportunity, applications may close for certain programmes if we experience high numbers)
Telephone interview: Throughout October and November 2019.
Face-to-face interviews: Throughout December 2019 and January 2020.
*Please note, if you are unable to attend an Interview during these months you will be unable to complete our application process.
*Please also note that, Chemical Engineering opportunities will open on 11 October via our search and apply page.
Diversity and inclusion statement
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.
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 programme early.
Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 21 September 2020
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Closing date: Continuous recruitment