Industrial & Summer Placements

Where better to get your first substantive work experience than in a world leading organisation? An organisation doing incredibly complex, high-profile work that will launch your career in a unique direction. Welcome to Sellafield Ltd.

For students like you we offer two types of placement: Industrial (12 Months) and Summer (10 Weeks). You won’t be treated like a student. You’ll be one of the team – enjoying challenging responsibilities and complex scientific, engineering, technical or logistical work (depending on your area).

The environmental challenge of the century

Sellafield is the ultimate future-focused environment. The work we do here will take 100 years+ to complete. Decommissioning the Sellafield site, making it safe for the environment and the future generations, is an epic challenge for all of us here. For you, it could be career-defining.

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Industrial Placement

One year with us will shape your career.

You’ll be given true responsibility on major projects that contribute to our present challenge and future mission. Learning and development isn’t just for our permanent people, it’s part of our DNA, and you will have many high-calibre formal training opportunities.

What will accelerate your development most rapidly is the people you work with. We have the greatest concentration of PhDs in the UK. We have industry-leaders (and world-leaders) with decades of experience to share and a passion for supporting the next generation.

Summer Placement

You can learn a lot in 10 weeks. And we intend to help you do just that. Like our industrial placement students, you’ll be treated as a member of the team with plenty to offer and plenty to learn. You’ll get involved in business-critical work, experience far-reaching training and be supported by outstanding professionals.

Whichever placement you take with us, you’ll return to university with a whole new perspective on your career possibilities.