Graduate Opportunity

Safety Support Graduate Programme

2020

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At Sellafield, we’re true pioneers. We led the world in nuclear power production, now we’re the world’s first movers into environmental remediation. Building on our rich history, we’re striding into an era where we’ll transform the environment, local society, the regional economy and the global nuclear industry.

Covering six square kilometres, the site in West Cumbria is home to more than 200 nuclear facilities. A team of 11,000 people here work alongside our supply chain partners, to tackle a diverse portfolio of decommissioning, reprocessing, spent fuel management, nuclear waste management and nuclear material management.

What is Sellafield?

You think you know about Sellafield, look again.

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 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 STEM degree discipline
  • 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. 

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £33,294 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • West Cumbria
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines
 

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