About us

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.

We have opportunities for ambitious, curious, open-minded graduates from the most diverse range of backgrounds to join us in a variety of profession areas.

What is Sellafield?

You think you know about Sellafield, look again.


As a Sellafield graduate, you’ll be at the heart of a smart community - a network of ambitious, team-spirited graduates who will shape the future of an entire sector.

Industrial & Summer Placements

Where better to get your first substantive work experience than in a world leading organisation? An organisation doing incredibly complex, high-profile work that will launch your career in a unique direction.

You’re not just a student. You’re one of the team.

We offer students real responsibilities and complex work. High-profile projects with lots riding on them. The chance to shine in a unique environment. As a result, we need high-calibre people to join us. You’ll be on course for at least a 2:1 in one of the following degree disciplines:

  • Engineering* – Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Process.
  • Science – Chemistry, Environmental, Materials, Mathematics, Physics.

*For Engineering subjects we would prefer you to be working towards a Masters level.

The company has sites at Sellafield and Risley.
Largest concentration of nuclear expertise in Europe - over 50 years.
The Sellafield site measures 6 sq kilometres.
Almost half of the UK’s nuclear workforce is based at Sellafield, West Cumbria.
Over 11,000 employees at Sellafield Ltd.
Some of our most famous visitors to Sellafield include Her Majesty The Queen, Prince Phillip and Prince Andrew.
Everything at Sellafield Ltd needs to be world-class; our people management is no exception.
Over 3,700 students have Followed us on Gradcracker.
Toolkit Sector Sponsor

We sponsor the Nuclear - Civil Engineering sector.