About Our Placements

For students like you, we offer two types of placement: Industrial (12 Months) Summer (10 Weeks). Wherever you join us, you won’t be treated like a student. You'll be a fully fledged member of the team.

Wide variety of roles

When you apply for our schemes, please be specific about the type of placement you’re interested in – Industrial or Summer. As we recruit for various professions across our business, we ask you to consider which profession area is your preferred option(s) during your application. Please visit ‘Graduates > Programme Areas’ to learn more about each profession and the types of work you could be involved in.

These are the areas you could join – depending upon your degree discipline:

Engineering Degrees

If you’re a Civil, Chemical, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering student, you’ll get involved in many diverse areas of the business – from Design through to Commissioning/Construction, Maintenance to System Engineering.

Science Degrees

Chemistry, Physics, Materials and Environmental Scientists will work within our Technical and Safety Support areas.

Business Degrees

We offer roles within our Commercial department to candidates with 2.1 degrees in relevant subjects. These include anything from business and finance to law and quality surveying.



Our placements are based at our two sites. Where you work will depend on the area you have joined.

Sellafield Site, Seascale, Cumbria.

The Sellafield Ltd site is in the heart of West Cumbria, on the edge of famous Lake District. It’s a unique, beautiful place to live and work. All of our site-based roles (Plant Engineering, Commissioning, Construction and Technical) will be placed here.

Hinton House, Risley, Warrington, Cheshire.

Hinton House is perfectly placed in England’s vibrant, busy northwest – close to Warrington and 30 minutes from both Manchester and Liverpool. It’s a part of the country within easy access of superb shopping, a thriving nightlife, first class leisure facilities, picturesque villages, and a unique and interesting heritage. The majority of our Design Engineering roles will be based here.

Find out more about our two main locations here.