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Mechanical Engineering Industrial Placement 2020

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Annual salary: £16,371 - £17,455
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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 Mechanical Engineering Placements

As part of our 12-month engineering industrial placement programme you could work in one of the following professions:

  • Construction - (Sellafield, Cumbria).
  • Commissioning - (Sellafield, Cumbria).
  • Plant Engineering - (Sellafield, Cumbria).

You will be asked during your application form which profession you would prefer to work within, please ensure you visit our graduate programme areas page for more information on each profession.

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 Interviews: 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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