Sellafield Graduate Programme

Our Graduate Programme

As a Sellafield Ltd. graduate you will complete a 24-month programme alongside our smart community of ambitious, sociable and driven graduates from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines.

In the two years that you’re a part of the scheme, 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.

You will work alongside industry leading experts, who will challenge and mentor you in equal measures to ensure you are developing in your chosen field.

Whatever your expectation of working with us, the reality is as surprising as it is rewarding. The challenges involved are huge, often seeing us pioneer new techniques and processes.

Our company

10 years of Sellafield Ltd

What are the entry requirements?

We’re a rapidly evolving organisation, so you’ll need to be hungry to learn, with plenty of drive and ambition. You’ll be ready to take responsibility for key projects too, shaping the way they develop and solving complex problems – some that no one has ever faced before.

The minimum entry requirements for the Sellafield Ltd. Graduate Scheme are:

  • Achieved a 2:1 in a relevant degree subject.
  • Graduated within three years of the scheme start date.

For engineering subjects, a Masters level degree is highly preferred in all cases and for some disciplines essential.

Where do I fit into the graduate scheme?

We recruit for various professions across our business, therefore we ask you to consider which profession area is your preferred option during your application. Please visit ‘Graduates > Programme Areas’ to learn more about each profession and the types of work you could be involved in.

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

Below is a list of the professions we recruit for and suitable degree disciplines;

Commercial – Suitable degrees: Quantity Surveying or related degrees.

Commissioning - Suitable degrees: Engineering based degree disciplines.

Construction - Suitable degrees: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Design Engineering - Suitable degrees: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Plant Engineering - Suitable degrees: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Project Management & Controls - Suitable degrees: Various degree backgrounds with a keen interest in Project Management & Controls. Previous graduates have came from Engineering and Science related degrees.

Safety Support - Suitable degrees: STEM based disciplines with a strong interest the safety profession.

Technical - Suitable degrees: Materials Science/Engineering, Mathematics, Environmental Science degrees.


Opportunity Overview

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Minimum Degree: 2:1
  • Location: Sellafield (Cumbria) & Risley (Warrington)
  • Region: North West
  • Type: Graduate Programme

Disciplines accepted...

  • Building Services
  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Geology
  • Materials/Minerals
  • Maths
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Science
  • Structural
  • Systems
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