Already the country’s leading nuclear business, we have a fresh sense of ambition that will see us become the most admired and respected nuclear facility in the world. Responsible for the safe delivery of multi-million pound contracts on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, the projects that we’re involved with are globally significant and demand some of the sharpest minds in the business. We are, unique, different and challenging. You will get all the support, training and experience you would expect from a graduate role – but you will work on projects that, frankly, no one would ever expect. Our work can seem bizarre at first (trying to make concrete blocks float for example). Some are fascinating (did you know your lifetime’s energy would produce barely enough waste to fill a golf ball?). Some will just surprise you (bet you didn’t know we used sand from the Mojave Desert in our filtration process). All you need to know is that this is not a normal Graduate scheme. Far from it. In technical terms, Sellafield are positively addressing the legacy of nuclear power generation at Sellafield and from abroad. That means we manage and reprocess nuclear materials, and we are also decommissioning the old generating site.The work is absolutely fascinating. Odd challenges every day and projects that you just couldn’t dream up. The Britain’s Energy Coast Masterplan is a £2 billion package of regeneration projects that build on the area’s globally important expertise and skills. This is an exciting time for the future of West Cumbria and you can be a part of it.
As a competitive, global organisation, Sellafield Ltd offers employees the rewards they would expect. These include attractive starting salaries, performance-related pay and bonuses; regular salary reviews, combined nuclear pension plan, annual bonus and staff discount schemes. Holidays ?In addition to 8 Public Holidays, you'll be entitled to 25.5 days' holiday per annum, rising to 28.5 and 32.5 with ten and twenty years' service respectively. We also offer accrued days and for some employees, flexitime arrangements. Bonus Payments ?You'll also be eligible to participate in our Bonus Scheme, which is based on achieving targets linked to the business plan and will be explained to you in more detail on entry. Pension Scheme ?On joining us, you'll automatically become a member of the Combined Nuclear Pension Plan (CNPP). Our contractual retirement age will be 65 from 1st October 2006 onwards. Life Assurance ?This scheme provides a payment to your family, in addition to benefits payable under the Company Pension Scheme.For students looking for internships and placements:During your placement we will provide you with plenty of challenging and wide-ranging self-development opportunities that will enable you to sample the world of work. There will be plenty of opportunities to undertake appropriate training courses that will develop your core business skills. You will have the opportunity to enhance and develop your understanding and educational knowledge while learning and gaining invaluable experience of working in a busy office environment. You will also benefit from working alongside a combination of professionals and other placement students. The aim of our summer placements is to give you a great experience with development to encourage you to come back and join us in our Industrial Placement programme and ultimately build enough confidence in you to apply for our Sellafield Graduate Scheme. For Graduates:What could the future hold for you? • Fresh challenges each and every day. • Exceptional career opportunities. • Beautiful countryside. • An extensive and inclusive community. • The chance to be a valued member of the team, working on real and diverse projects from day one. We have a world-class accredited development programme and offer a benefits package that's amongst the best you'll find. Year after year our graduates tell us how we've exceeded their expectations when it comes to the benefits and rewards that we offer. Like we say, we're after the very best, so we're prepared to offer a package to match. On top of everything you see here we also offer interest free loans, life assurance and we'll meet the cost of your membership fees for any professional organisation appropriate to your role. These are just some of the many benefits you can expect if you decide a career with Sellafield Ltd is for you. More about the Graduate Scheme:Over two years the Sellafield Ltd Graduate Scheme will give you the skills and knowledge you need to become a professional expert in your chosen discipline, with numerous opportunities to experience the different challenges a world class nuclear establishment can offer you. Graduate development In the two years that you’ll be part of the scheme, we will maximise your skills, confidence and experience. That's a bold statement, but one we're able to back up. Real 'on the job' experience, significant responsibilities from day one and all of the support you need to achieve chartered status, if you so wish. Of course, whilst we hope that you'll be with us for many years to come, we recognise that your career may eventually take you elsewhere too. The good news is that the skills and experience we'll give you will be transferable to many other businesses and sectors. In fact, given the wide range of pioneering projects that you'll be involved in, you'll be able to take anything in your stride. Throughout the programme, you're at the centre of your own development. We want you to experience everything that's on offer here. After all, the more you get out of it all, the more you'll be able to contribute to our future. We're passionate about giving you the opportunity to work across our business, developing the skills and experience that'll help you get to where you want to be. For example, if you feel the need to enhance your technical abilities with more commercial experience you can request a secondment to our commercial department. AccreditationOur range of individual technical programmes have been accredited by many of the key institutions including the IET, ICE, IChemE, IMechE, IMA, IoP, RSC, IOM3 and IEMA. We're also extending our training and development to meet the requirements of leading business institutions such as CIPS and CIMA. We're there for you every step of the way too, with finely honed performance management processes in place to help you realise your career goals. NetworkingNetworking is an integral part of the Sellafield Graduate Scheme. Starting a new career and moving to a new area can seem like a daunting prospect but we want to make the process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. With a database of shared knowledge for all our graduates to use, online forums as well as a Sellafield Graduate Facebook page, you’ll never be stuck when it comes to finding out information about everything from accommodation to travel, arranging your social life, work life and anything in between! We have a thriving Graduate Community run by an elected group of representative graduates who organise frequent socials and activities ensuring you play as hard as you work! This community is also a point of call for all informal work and chartership questions as they’re one step ahead of you in completing the graduate scheme. MentoringWhile we are keen to ensure that the social aspect of your programme is covered, we've got an equally strong mentoring framework in place to ensure you get as much support when it comes to your professional development. Your mentor is basically there to help you get the most out of the programme. Working closely with you and your line manager they'll help identify and meet your ongoing development needs, fulfilling the standards expected by professional institutions for accreditation. You will also have a graduate buddy from the previous year’s intake, who is there to help you on an informal basis. Your buddy will get in touch with you prior to starting with Sellafield Ltd, and will continue to be a useful point of contact throughout your two years on the graduate scheme.
For students:Throughout our application process, we want you to prove you’ve got skills, potential, drive and energy. We’re not just looking for someone to work for us for as a student, we’re looking for future employees. We will keep in touch with you every step of the way.Criteria for Graduate Scheme:The minimum entry requirement is a 2:2 in engineering and science subjects (Mechanical, Electrical, Process, Chemical, Civil or Structural Engineering, CE&I, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics, Materials, Mathematics and Manufacturing) or a 2:1 in commercial topics (Project Management, Business, Finance and HR related subjects). In addition to your strong academic and technical knowledge you'll be driven, energetic and ambitious with a real hunger for learning. Commercial awareness is also essential as you could soon be working on £multi-million projects. You must also be eligible to work in the EU. Please note when making your application that both Engineering and Science degrees need to be accredited.