What does your organisation do?

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 area(s) / disciplines of engineering and technology do you recruit?

Construction, Design Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, IT.

How many vacancies do you have and when are the start dates?

  • Graduate Vacancies: 75 (Start: September 2022)   
  • Placements: 60 (Start: July 2022)
  • Apprenticeships: 135 (Start: September 2022)

What area(s) / disciplines of engineering and technology do you have apprenticeship opportunities?

  • Construction civil engineering apprenticeships - Degree (Level 6 & 7)

  • Nuclear working apprenticeships - Level 2

  • Mechanical Craft - Level 3

  • Electrical Craft - Level 3

  • Craft Fabricator - Level 3

  •  Craft Welder - Level 3

  • Craft Machinist - Level 3

  • Craft Pipefitter - Level 3 

  • Nuclear Welding inspection - Level 4

  • Business Administration - Level 3

  •  Health Physics Monitor - Level 2

  • Controls Systems - Degree

  • Civil Engineering - Degree

  • Project Management - Degree 

  • Technical - Degree

  • Scientific - Degree

  • Operations - Degree

How do you create an inclusive workplace?

Sellafield Ltd recognise that to be an inclusive employer, we have to treat our diverse workforce with respect and integrity, and we must all recognise and value the contribution that is made by everyone.

Inclusion is one of our four corporate values. We respect and include individuals and create an environment in which people grow, develop and perform at their best.

The Sellafield Ltd ED&I Strategy originally developed in 2016, committed to ensuring that no one should feel that they are unable to aspire to serve in some of the most exciting and rewarding roles in the UK because of their ethnicity, life experience, background, gender or any other individual characteristics.

Our current strategy aims to:

• Transform our business into a more diverse and inclusive place to work

• Encourage diversity of experience and thought

• Advance equality of opportunity

Since the strategy was implemented numerous improvements and resources are now available to employees, these include:

EDI Awareness & Resources Hub

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Groups & Support Networks

What five top-tips would you give to people applying to your company?

  1. Research the organisation and our manifesto.
  2. Research competency based interview techniques.

  3. Ensure your application and CV is tailored to the role you are applying for.

  4. Review our careers website for detailed information on each of our programmes to understand where you would best fit.

  5. Go the extra mile to stand out and show us your passion for working in the nuclear sector.