2021 Civil Design Engineering Graduate Programme

Sellafield Ltd · £30-40k · North West England

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Join the new era of pioneers...


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.


Our Graduate Programme

In the two years that you’re a part of our graduate programme, we’ll give you all the support you need to achieve chartered status and the opportunity to do placements in a variety of business areas. We’ll ensure we maximise your skills, confidence and experience. 

We want you to grow in every sense. Our future, as well as yours, depends on you hitting the peak of your potential. We’ll invest significant resources developing your personal and behavioural skills so that you become an influential all-round professional.

We have a thriving graduate community run by an elected group of representatives who organise frequent social activities ensuring you play as hard as you work. You will also be assigned a graduate buddy who will be more of a peer support and will help you move smoothly from student to professional life.

Civil Design Engineering Programme

From emergent, on-plant situations requiring design support and advice, plant modifications on legacy facilities and infrastructure, to large multi-million-pound new build projects, Design Engineering at Sellafield Ltd covers a great spectrum of opportunities for graduates. Design Engineers at Sellafield Ltd face some of the most unique & challenging work in the industry, and our engineering capability enables us to accelerate high hazard reduction in a safe, environmentally responsible, cost effective and pragmatic manner.

The individual scope varies dependent on your discipline area; you will be expected to demonstrate your technical ability and knowledge through the production of design deliverables. Alongside this, Design Engineers are also expected to exhibit the correct behavioural attributes, have a questioning attitude and a good understanding of the project lifecycles from studies/concept design through to operation and decommissioning. 

As part of our 24-month Civil Design Engineering graduate programme, you will be based at our Risley offices in Warrington.   


About you

For our Civil Design Engineering programme, we are looking for graduates who meet the following requirements:

  • Relevant masters level degree discipline, such as; Civil Engineering, Architecture, Building Services.
  • Achieved a minimum of a 2:1 classification.
  • Graduated within 3 years of the programme start date (Start date: Sept 2021).

Please note: Working at Sellafield Ltd requires you to achieve both security and medical clearance throughout the on-boarding process. 


Our Graduate Rewards

  • Starting salary £33,294
  • Annual leave allowance of 25.5 days with statutory public holidays on top
  • An attractive defined contribution (money purchase) pension scheme
  • Relocation allowance (if relocating from over 30 miles away)
  • Optional interest free graduate loan

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