Below you will find a range of frequently asked questions that will help you throughout the apprenticeship recruitment process.
What type of apprenticeships are available at Sellafield Ltd?
- Business & Administration Apprenticeship
- Craft Apprenticeship
- Health Physics Monitor Apprenticeship
- Nuclear Operator Apprenticeship
- Nuclear Welding Inspection Apprenticeship
- Project Management Higher Apprenticeship
More information on our Apprenticeships Schemes can be found by clicking here.
What type of degree apprenticeships are available at Sellafield Ltd?
Our Nuclear Engineering & Nuclear Science Degree Apprenticeship offer a number of learning pathways including:
- Engineering Design
- Civil & Structural Engineering Design
- Control, Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Design
- Mechanical Design
- Civil Asset Management
- Information & Communication Technology (ICT)
- Quality Engineer
More information on our Degree Apprenticeships Schemes can be found by clicking here.
What is the starting salary for an apprenticeship?
The starting salary differs depending upon which scheme you undertake. For more information regarding salary and benefits, please refer our apprenticeship reward page here.
What qualifications do I need for an apprenticeship?
Most Sellafield Ltd apprenticeship schemes require at least a minimum of 3 GCSEs Grade C (New Structure: Grade 4) in Mathematics, English Language & one Science subject (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Science or similar) Or Equivalent. Schemes can also require other entry requirements/qualifications. Please refer to the following pages for more information on entry requirements: Apprenticeship Schemes, Degree Apprenticeship Schemes, Warrington Apprenticeships.
I am not a school leaver, can I still apply for an apprenticeship?
There is no upper age limit when applying for an apprenticeship scheme.
How do I apply for an apprenticeship scheme?
Online applications for Sellafield Ltd apprenticeship and degree apprenticeship schemes will be available via the Gen2 website in late December/early January.
Warrington based Engineering Design Degree Apprenticeship applications will be advertised on the Sellafield Ltd Careers website.
Can I send my CV instead of applying online?
No, all applications must be directed through the Gen2 website.
Will the company support me to gain additional qualifications?
As part of your apprenticeship you will be working towards a level of qualification relevant to your role/scheme. Further information on the level of qualifications you can obtain can be found by visiting the following pages: Apprenticeship Schemes, Degree Apprenticeship Schemes, Warrington Apprenticeships.
What happens when I finish my apprenticeship at Sellafield Ltd?
On successful completion of your apprenticeship with Sellafield Ltd, we will look to move you into your permanent role, subject to business requirements.
When do you open and close for applications to the apprenticeship schemes?
Applications open via Gen2 website in December/January and close in early March for Sellafield Ltd schemes starting in September.
How long is the selection process?
March – April: Aptitude testing and pre-assessment days.
April – May: Interviews take place.
May – June: Conditional offers are issued.
June – September: On-boarding process.
September: Start Date
How long is an apprenticeship at Sellafield Ltd?
The length of your scheme will vary dependent upon the apprenticeship you are completing. Typically it will be between 2 – 4 years. For details on the length of each of our apprenticeship schemes please refer to the following pages: Apprenticeship Schemes, Degree Apprenticeship Schemes, Warrington Apprenticeships.
If I am successful when applying for an apprenticeship, when would I start?
The usual start date for apprenticeship schemes at Sellafield Ltd is early September.
Who do I contact if I have any questions?
You can contact either Gen2 or Sellafield Ltd – GBS Recruitment.
It is preferable that you contact Gen2 from application through to interview stage.
Following this, if you have questions between being offered, on-boarding and your start date, please contact GBS Recruitment.
Sellafield Ltd – GBS Recruitment
Email: [email protected]
Please note – We can only discuss the status of an application with the candidate themselves.
When will I know where I will be based?
You could be based at any of the Sellafield Ltd locations around West Cumbria.
If you are applying for the Risley Design scheme, you will be based at Hinton House in Warrington or other associated work places.
Can I apply for more than one apprenticeship scheme?
Yes, as part of the application process through Gen2 you will be asked for your apprenticeship scheme preferences.
What happens once I have submitted my application?
Once you have completed your application via the Gen2 website your details will be reviewed, if successful you will be invited to complete an aptitude test. We then work together with Gen2 to invite successful candidates to interview.
If I am unsuccessful can I apply again next year?
Yes, you can apply again in the following years campaign.
Do Sellafield Ltd only recruit engineering apprentices?
No, we have a wide range of opportunities including business and project management alongside our craft and engineering schemes.