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 Engineering students to join us in various professions on a year-long industrial placement. The ideal candidates will be studying in one of the following related degree disciplines: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.
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 Construction & Commissioning Placements
A placement in the construction profession means being involved in technical solutions to site challenges and offers opportunities to work on innovative and novel systems which may not be seen outside of Sellafield.
Placement students will typically be exposed to all areas of Sellafield’s project delivery – involved in design and commercial specification as well as on-site involvement with significant construction work in a variety of areas and operational plants across the site.
Learn more about construction here
Typically placement students will have a general split of 60% of their time in the office, writing test procedures and technical reports, planning work, analysing data, attending committees and inputting into various other project processes such as design and project support; and 40% of their time out on site/plant carrying out practical commissioning engineering tasks, such as executing tests, carrying out inspections and diagnosing and rectifying defects.
Learn more about commissioning here
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.
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.
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.
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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