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Project Management & Controls Graduate Programme 2020

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

Our Graduate Programme 

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 Project Management & Controls Programme

As part of our 24-month project management and project controls graduate programme you will typically take the role of supporting the Project Manager or Project Controls Manager. 

Whilst working in either of these roles you will be given responsibilities such as writing key documentation, leading meetings, updating key project documentation such as the project schedule, and estimate and compile information for period end among a range of other things.

You will be asked during your application form which would be your preferred route within the profession, either project management, IT project management or project controls. Please ensure you visit our programme areas page for more information on these routes.

Although we ask you to select a preferred route, we will get to know you through the application process to ensure that where you are placed is the best fit for you.

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 Project Management & Controls programme we are looking for graduates who meet the following requirements: 

  • Relevant degree discipline.
  • Achieved a minimum of a 2:1 classification.
  • Graduated within 3 years of the programme start date (Start date: Sept 2020).
  • 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.

Days' holiday: 
25.5 days

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More about this vacancy

North West
Number of vacancies: 
6 to 10
Extra benefits: 
Relocation allowance (if relocating from over 30 miles away). Optional interest free graduate loan

Degree subjects accepted:

All degree subjects accepted
Degree requirements: 
Accepts applications from students / graduates requiring a work permit?: