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Safety Support Industrial Placement 2020

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Company Information

At Sellafield Ltd, we’re doing something that’s never been attempted before: using our world-renowned expertise to transform the environment, local society, the regional economy and the global nuclear industry. This calls for global-first achievements, pioneering tech, high-performance thinking and infusions of great new talent. And it all starts with our placement opportunities. Make your own breakthrough here.

Covering six square kilometres, the site in West Cumbria is home to more than 200 nuclear facilities. A team of 11,000 people work here 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 students to join us in our Safety Support profession on a year-long industrial placement. The ideal candidates for this opportunity will be currently studying a STEM based degree discipline.

You’ll need to be on track or expected to achieve at least a 2:1 in your degree discipline and ideally will be within your penultimate year of study.

What is Sellafield?

You think you know about Sellafield, look again.

Our Industrial Placement

Our 12-month industrial placement programme is ideal for students looking to complete a placement during their time at university. The placement is designed to provide you with a flavour of what it is like to work at Sellafield Ltd and although you are only with us for a year, we can assure you that you will still feel you have made a difference.

As part of the Industrial Placement programme you will get the chance to take part in activities that will allow you develop your skills in line with our Graduate Programme and also allow you to obtain valuable employability skills and experience.

Our Placements

We are looking for students to join us in our Safety Support profession:

Safety Support

The Safety Support profession is comprised of 700 Nuclear Professionals. The profession is responsible for setting policy and standards, giving competent professional advice and undertaking monitoring and assurance activities of those standards, in all aspects of Radiation Protection, Conventional Safety and Occupational Hygiene.

The remit of the profession is to support the Sellafield Site to meet its objectives for high hazard reduction whilst supporting plants through all phases of their life cycle from design, through operations to decommissioning.

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.

Our Placement Rewards

  • Annual salary: £16,371 - £17,455
  • 25.5 days’ holiday plus bank holidays

Recruitment Timeline

Application closing date: Ongoing (Apply at your earliest opportunity, applications may close for certain programmes if we experience high numbers)

Telephone Interview: Throughout October & November 2019.

Face-to-face Interviews: Throughout December 2019 & January 2020.

*Please note, if you are unable to attend an Interview 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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How to Apply

Job ID Number: SP02775
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £16,371 - £17,455 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • West Cumbria
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines
 

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