Economics (Sellafield Ltd)

nucleargraduates is a ground-breaking graduate programme created by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and sponsored by many well-respected organisations across the nuclear industry including Sellafield Ltd, Rolls-Royce, Jacobs and the Office for Nuclear Regulation amongst others

The two-year programme consists of three secondments chosen by you with the guidance of your mentor. You can expect to find yourself working with Government, on-site, with the private sector supply chain and regulatory authorities. There is also the possibility of undertaking an international secondment. A dedicated mentor, assigned to you upon starting the programme, will help you plan a two-year programme unique to you and your development goals setting you on the road to chartership.

Sellafield Ltd is responsible for safely delivering decommissioning, reprocessing and nuclear waste management activities on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority at the Sellafield plant in West Cumbria.

Sellafield’ s primary operations include; Risk and hazard reduction including decommissioning legacy ponds and silos, some of the oldest facilities on the Sellafield site, commercial operations including spent fuel management, the safe treatment of low level, intermediate level and high level waste and asset care and maintenance.

As one of the most complex nuclear companies in the world, Sellafield Ltd offers some of the most technically and commercially challenging projects within the nuclear industry.

In an exciting time for the nuclear industry, Sellafield Ltd are looking to sponsor a graduate on the nucleargraduates programme to support the Business Strategy department. 

You can expect to find yourself supporting the development of the Corporate Strategy, establishing the direction for the business, setting the organisational vision, mission and strategic themes and objectives. Understanding the wider environment and context in which Sellafield Ltd operate and considering the impact this may have on the organisation, their operations and future strategy. You will help maintain the appropriate systems and technologies to support strategy development and decision management, working closely with the knowledge management team to retain and understand key business knowledge. There will be the opportunity to work collaboratively with the Heads of Technical and Strategy within the business to ensure alignment of technical strategy activities with the business activities and to share best practice. Finally, you will work closely with the Enterprise Portfolio Office to support the site prioritisation process. 

Upon completion of the nucleargraduates programme you will join Sellafield Ltd to continue your professional development.

Your nucleargraduates programme will be broken down into technical and behavioural training. It will be structured against the needs of the institute with whom you’re aiming to gain chartered status. You will come together with your fellow graduates to complete ‘core’ training as well as having the benefit of an individual training budget for training specific to your personal development. 

On top of this you will spend 10% of your time with us to Footprints, our corporate social responsibility programme. You will have the opportunity to become a STEM ambassador, passing on your knowledge and enthusiasm to the next generation of scientists and engineers. You will establish a start-up company, developing your commercial awareness and allowing your appreciation of the challenges faced by a small business. You will work with local community projects, meeting inspirational individuals.

This is a unique opportunity to experience the different aspects of our complex, ever-changing industry before starting employment with Sellafield Ltd to continue your career and professional development.

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