Quantity Surveying Graduate Scheme 2018

Accepted degree subjects: Quantity Surveying

Salary: £30,733

25.5 days' holiday plus bank holidays

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

The anticipated start date for the 2018 graduate scheme is late September 2018.

The Sellafield Ltd Graduate Scheme

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Job description

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.

We have a unique opportunity for a quantity surveying graduate to work within our commercial profession, to be part of an integrated, multi discipline team delivering multi million pound strategic nuclear projects.

A quantity surveying graduate at Sellafield Ltd will have the opportunity to become chartered through Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, RICS. We will provide you with all the support you need to ensure you need to achieve this.

You will work alongside other experienced quantity surveyors who will mentor you and provide opportunities which will broaden and enhance your knowledge, skills, capabilities and career prospects.

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.

Visit our graduate pages to find out more about the commercial profession.

Our company

10 years of Sellafield Ltd

Company information

Sellafield led the development of the UK’s nuclear industry, from the production of plutonium for the country’s nuclear deterrent programme through to the development of nuclear power generation. Today we are faced with the challenge of cleaning up the legacy of the site’s early operations, including some of the most hazardous nuclear facilities in Europe.

Each chapter of Sellafield’s history delivered great benefit for the country while creating a complex nuclear clean-up challenge for which there are no blueprints. Decommissioning the site will take us more than 100 years and there is much still that we don’t know. Every day we are building greater certainty and we will be the generation that makes demonstrable progress in cleaning up Sellafield.

Covering six square kilometres, the site in West Cumbria is home to more than 200 nuclear facilities and the largest inventory of untreated nuclear waste in the world. We employ approximately 11,000 people who, along with our supply chain partners, are tackling Sellafield’s current diverse portfolio of decommissioning, reprocessing, spent fuel management, nuclear waste management and nuclear material management.

As a company we are also facing challenges; preparing for the end of reprocessing and delivering our mission as efficiently as possible while providing value for money for the public funding we receive.

Person 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.

Qualifications and experience requirements

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.


Opportunity Overview

  • Closing Date: October 2, 2017
  • Salary: £30,733
  • Minimum Degree: 2:1
  • Location: Sellafield, Cumbria
  • Region: North West
  • Type: Graduate Programme

Other benefits...

  • 25.5 days' holiday plus bank holidays
  • Personal mentor
  • Work towards chartership under our ICE accredited training scheme

Disciplines accepted...

  • Quantity Surveying

To Apply

How to apply

  • Online application form – via the Search & Apply page. We recommend applying at your earliest convenience.
  • Aptitude test - You will complete an online aptitude test in September 2017
  • Telephone interview – Telephone interviews will commence in September 2017 – October 2017
  • Assessment centre – Successful applicants will be invited to an assessment centre in October 2017 – November 2017.
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