Technical Industrial Placement 2021
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.
Industrial Placement Programme
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.
Technical Industrial Placements
The Technical Profession consists of 500 science, technology, engineering and maths specialists, who mainly have degrees in chemistry, physics, maths, materials science and chemical engineering disciplines. They work in multi-disciplined teams spread right across the company, but mostly based on the Sellafield site in Cumbria. They focus on solving short (few days), medium (1-2 years) and long term (5-10 years) technology challenges.
All members of the Profession have or are developing a technical specialist skill and are linked to at least one of our technical specialist communities (called CoEs – Centres of Expertise). These build networks with other specialists inside and outside Sellafield Ltd, particularly with the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) which has a laboratory on the Sellafield site, and with academia, including links with key universities.
You’ll need to be on track or expected to achieve at least a 2:1 in a STEM based discipline and ideally will be heading into your final year of study after completion of the placement.
Our Placement Rewards
- Annual salary: £17,434 - £18,540
- Annual leave of 25.5 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
Application closing date: Ongoing (Apply at your earliest opportunity, applications may close early for certain programmes if we experience high numbers)
Video interviews: Throughout December 2020 & January 2021.
*Please note, if you are unable to attend an Interview during these months you will be unable to complete our application process.