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Commercial Industrial Placement 2020

Salary notes: 
£16,371 - £17,455
Job/scheme locations: 
West Cumbria
Type of opportunity: 
Placement
Closing date: 
Open/ongoing

At Sellafield Ltd, we’re doing something that’s never been attempted before: using our world-renowned expertise to

transform the environment, local society, the regional economy and the global nuclear industry. This calls for global-first achievements, pioneering tech, high-performance thinking and infusions of great new talent. And it all starts with our placement opportunities. Make your own breakthrough here.

Covering six square kilometres, the site in West Cumbria is home to more than 200 nuclear facilities. A team of 11,000 people work here alongside our supply chain partners, to tackle a diverse portfolio of decommissioning, reprocessing, spent fuel management, nuclear waste management and nuclear material management.

We have opportunities for ambitious, curious, open-minded students to join our Commercial profession on a year-long industrial placement. The ideal candidates will be studying in one of the following related degree disciplines: Business, Quantity Surveying, Law, Accounting and Finance.

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.

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.

Our Commercial Placement

The Commercial profession provides a service to the whole of Sellafield Ltd. As part of our support to achieve the Site’s strategic objectives, the Commercial Directorate places and manages supply chain contracts, with committed expenditure in excess of £1bn per annum.

Typical student roles consist of being part of a close-knit Commercial / Quantity Surveying team that provides assistance and support to not only the Commercial/Supply Chain Directorate but also the project team it forms part of.

Students will receive daily on the job training, coaching and mentoring by experienced commercial colleagues that ensure they receive gradually increasing levels of responsibility. This includes assisting with the collation, drafting and organisation of tender documentation, drafting terms and conditions of contract, contract management, commercial governance, and liaising with/attending meetings with internal stakeholders/project functions (project management, technical, legal and safety), and the supply chain.

Social Impact

We are transforming our organisation, seeking to accelerate the delivery of our mission while also making significant savings for the taxpayer. As part of this change, we are determined to deliver the maximum social impact from the £2bn of taxpayer money that we spend at Sellafield every year.

Through Social Impact activity from both Sellafield Ltd and our supply chain partners we aim to unlock additional value for the local area, directing our resources and assets to secure maximum impact to those with greatest need.

Our Placement Rewards

  • Annual salary: £16,371 - £17,455
  • 25.5 days’ holiday plus bank holidays

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

Recruitment Timeline

Application closing date: Ongoing (Apply at your earliest opportunity, applications may close for certain programmes if we experience high numbers)

Telephone Interview: Throughout October & November 2019.

Face-to-face Interviews: Throughout December 2019 & January 2020.

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

Diversity & 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.

Additional Information

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.

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More about this vacancy

Region: 
Yorkshire and the Humber
Degree requirements: 
2.1
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