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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 Mechanical Engineering students to join us in various professions on a year-long industrial placement.
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.
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.
As part of our 12-month engineering industrial placement programme you could work in one of the following professions:
You will be asked during your application form which profession you would prefer to work within, please ensure you visit our graduate programme areas page for more information on each profession.
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.
For further information on the benefits of working for Sellafield Ltd please refer to our careers website.
*Please note, if you are unable to attend an Interview during these months you will be unable to complete our application process.