Application Process

We want your time with us to be great for Sellafield Ltd and great for you. That's why we've made our application process so in-depth. It's designed to help you shine.

Our Placement Scheme applications open every year in the Autumn months. Below we have provided a guide to our application process. Please note: Applications to our 2017 intake are now closed.

Stage 1: Application Form

You submit your application by visiting the Search & Apply page. Please ensure you complete all required fields and regularly check your emails for updates.

Top tip: Be clear on why you have chosen to apply for the Placement Scheme at Sellafield Ltd.

Stage 2: Aptitude Testing

If you’re successful at stage one, you’ll be invited to complete an online aptitude/ability test.

Top tip: Ensure you complete the practice tests provided before starting the assessed section.

Stage 3: Interviews

At this point, we’ll want to get to know you better. So we’ll invite you for an interview. The type of interview will vary depending on what scheme you have applied for. A member of the resourcing team will inform you when your interview will be.

If you’re an industrial Placement student, you’ll need to attend a second interview as part of the application process.

Top tip: Research is key to understanding what we do and where you fit in. We’re also keen to hear about what you want to achieve through your Placement with us.

Stage 4: Conditional Offer

If you impress us at the interview stage, we’ll identify the right role for you and make a conditional offer. We usually ask for a response within one week of receiving the offer.

Stage 5: Pre-employment Checks

The offer is conditional on you completing our pre-employment check process. This consists of security and medical clearance (which all Sellafield Ltd employees must obtain).

Stage 6: Confirmation of Start Date

Once you have successfully passed all pre-employment checks, your start date will be confirmed. The Sellafield Ltd Placement Scheme is cohort-based and all students start towards the end of June.