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Safety Support Graduate Programme 2020

Salary notes: 
Starting salary £33,294
Job/scheme locations: 
West Cumbria, Warrington, Whitehaven, Seascale
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Closing date: 

We want you to grow in every sense. Our future, as well as yours depends on you hitting the peak of your potential. We’ll invest significant resources developing your personal and behavioural skills so that you become an influential all-round professional.

In the two years that you’re a part of the programme, we’ll give you all the support you need to achieve chartered status and the opportunity to do placements in a variety of business areas. We’ll ensure we maximise your skills, confidence and experience.

We have a thriving graduate community run by an elected group of representatives who organise frequent social activities ensuring you play as hard as you work. You will also be assigned a graduate buddy who will be more of a peer support and will help you move smoothly from student to professional life.

Our Safety Support Graduate Programme

As a graduate in the Safety Support profession, you will be involved with the Central Safety Support teams and the front line teams, aligned to a plant area, developing towards a fully competent Safety Adviser.

As a Safety Adviser, you will be working alongside other safety professionals, interfacing with regulators, management, plant operators and technical support functions as part of an integrated team.

Your role will vary from carrying out technical assessments, investigations, undertaking assurance activities and developing standards to attending stakeholder meetings and advising on safety aspects of specific projects.

Please note: Applications for our Environmental, Risk, Safety Case and Technical professions have now closed. 

Whichever profession you join us in you’ve got so much to look forward to. Not least complex challenges and the opportunity to learn from industry – sometimes world – experts. 

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. 

In recognition of the importance Sellafield Ltd places on delivering Social Impact, we encourage that everyone who is on our graduate programme carries out at least 10 hours of social impact activity per year.

About you

For our Safety Support graduate programme we are looking for graduates who meet the following requirements:

  • Relevant degree discipline (STEM subjects preferred) 
  • Achieved a minimum of a 2:1 classification.
  • Graduated within 3 years of the programme start date (latest graduation year: 2017).
  • For some of our professions, a master’s level degree is preferred.

Please note: Working at Sellafield Ltd requires you to achieve both security and medical clearance throughout the on-boarding process. 

Our Graduate Rewards

  • Starting salary £33,294
  • 25.5 days’ annual leave with statutory public holidays on top
  • An attractive defined contribution (money purchase) pension scheme
  • Relocation allowance (if relocating from over 30 miles away)
  • Optional interest free graduate loan

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). 

Aptitude Testing & Telephone Interview: Throughout August, September and October 2019. 

Assessment Centres: Throughout November and December 2019. *

*Please note, if you are unable to attend an assessment 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

Days' holiday: 
25.5 days
Degree requirements: 
Degree subjects accepted: 
Biochemistry & related, Biology & related, Chemical engineering & related, Chemistry & related, Civil engineering, construction & related, Computer science & IT, Earth sciences, Economics & related, Electrical engineering & related, Environmental engineering & related, Environmental sciences, Information science, Manufacturing engineering & related, Material sciences, Mechanical engineering & related, Medical sciences & related, Physics & related, Production engineering & related, Psychology, Science & research, Sports science