FAQs

Here you will find a range of frequently asked questions that will help you throughout the graduate recruitment process

What are the Graduate team’s opening hours?

08:10 – 16:20 Monday to Friday

What are the Graduate team’s contact details?

NSBS Resourcing
Chapel Bank
Curwen Road
Workington
Cumbria
CA14 2DD

Email: nsbs.resourcing@sellafieldsites.com
Telephone Number: 019467 81000 ext 1

You can also connect with our Resourcing Team on Linkedin here.

What degrees are accepted on the Sellafield Ltd Graduate Scheme?

  • Engineering – Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical
  • Science – Chemistry, Environmental, Materials, Physics
  • Business – Commercial, HR, Project Management/Controls, Quantity Surveying
  • Mathematics

Can I apply to more than one profession on the Sellafield Ltd Graduate Scheme?

During your online application you will be given the opportunity to identify which profession area(s) you would like to be considered for. We get to know you through the recruitment process to ensure that your preferred profession is best fit for you. To learn more about the profession areas you could work in, please refer to the programme areas section under Graduates.

What should I do if I have additional needs that my affect my performance during any stage of the recruitment process?

Please contact the Sellafield Ltd recruitment team on 019467 81000 or nsbs.resourcing@sellafieldsites.com if you need any assistance.

I’m not a recent graduate and have some work experience, can I still apply?

We accept applications from a variety of backgrounds including individuals who have graduated with a relevant degree within three years of the start date. We are also keen to receive applications from people who have completed a PhD.

If you come from this background, please make very clear any transferable work experience as part of your application.

Can I send my CV instead of applying online?

All applications must be directed through the Search & Apply page on this site.

We advertise our graduate scheme on other platforms such as Prospects and Gradcracker. You will be directed to the Sellafield Ltd website from these pages. Please ensure you do not submit duplicate applications.

How long does the Graduate Scheme last?

The scheme lasts two years. However we’d expect you to progress to professional/chartership status after you have completed the standard scheme.

When should I submit my application?

Applications openly yearly in the Summer and remain open until Autumn. Please visit our Search & Apply section to submit your application.

If I am successful when will I start?

We welcome a new cohort of graduates at the end of every September.

How long after each stage of the process will I hear how my application is progressing?

Because we consider each applicant individually (and owing to the high volume of interest) inevitably there can be a slight delay in the response time. We will ensure all candidates are communicated to as quickly as possible.

Where will my assessment centre be held?

All assessment centres are held in Cumbria. We ensure there are good transport links and, upon being invited, you’ll be provided with directions and overnight accommodation.

What should I do if I cannot attend my telephone interview/assessment centre?

Please contact the Sellafield Ltd recruitment team on 019467 81000 or nsbs.resourcing@sellafieldsites.com as soon as possible.

I have been unsuccessful in my application, how do I go about obtaining some feedback?

Unfortunately owing to the high volume of applications we are unable to provide individual feedback at the application stage. We provide full feedback (if requested) at the assessment centre stage of the process.

My question is not in the above list, who can I contact?

Email: nsbs.resourcing@sellafieldsites.com
Telephone Number: 019467 81000 ext 1