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 are developing a high-performance, value-led organisation that reduces high hazard faster, costs the taxpayer less, and responds more quickly to potential funding changes. At the same time, we are looking for ways to maximise the socio-economic benefit from our funding and supply chain spend.
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.
We’re looking for students who can take on true responsibility on major projects, which will contribute to our present challenge and future mission; be involved in business-critical work and experience far reach training with support from many members of the existing Sellafield Ltd community.
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.
Engineering and Maintenance at Sellafield Ltd faces some of the most unique & challenging work in the industry, and our profession enables us to accelerate high hazard reduction in a safe, environmentally responsible, cost effective and pragmatic manner.
Responsibility starts on day one of the Industrial Placement scheme within Engineering and Maintenance. You will join a team of civil/structural engineers and building surveyors who are responsible for the inspection, surveying and maintenance of the existing civil/structural nuclear and non-nuclear infrastructure on the Sellafield site. You will be assigned specific tasks and be expected to contribute to real work, your responsibility will increase as you develop your skills and knowledge.
You’ll need to be on track or expected to achieve at least a 2:1 in the following degree disciplines; Civil Engineering, Civil Asset Management, Building Surveying, Architecture/Architectural Technology. Ideally you will be heading into your final year of study after completion of the placement.
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