Graduate Opportunity

Civil Engineering Graduate Programme 2020

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Company Information

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 into 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 Civil Engineering Programme

As part of our 24-month civil engineering graduate programme you will work in our Design Engineering profession at either our Risley offices in Warrington, or Sellafield offices in Cumbria.

From emergent, on-plant situations requiring design support and advice, plant modifications on legacy facilities and infrastructure, to large multi-million pound new build projects, Design Engineering at Sellafield Ltd covers a great spectrum of opportunities for graduates.

Design Engineers at Sellafield Ltd face some of the most unique & challenging work in the industry, and our engineering capability enables us to accelerate high hazard reduction in a safe, environmentally responsible, cost effective and pragmatic manner.

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 Civil Engineering programme we are looking for graduates who meet the following requirements:

  • Masters degree in a Civil Engineering discipline.
  • Achieved a minimum of a 2:1 classification.
  • Graduated within 3 years of the programme start date (latest graduation year: 2017).

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.

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: Ongoing throughout January & February 2020.

Assessment Centres: Expected late February / March 2020. 

* 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.

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Opportunity Overview

  • March 9th, 2020
  • £33,294 + benefits
  • Masters and above
  • Warrington
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Civil
 

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