Safety Cases form the backbone of nuclear safety at Sellafield, helping us develop safe solutions for our projects and maintain safe conditions on our facilities.
Safety Cases form the backbone of nuclear safety at Sellafield, helping us develop safe solutions for our projects and maintain safe conditions on our facilities. The Safety Case is not only a fundamental requirement of our licence to operate, but essential in our understanding of hazards and safety controls. Safety Case professionals work on projects and facilities site-wide and through the full lifecycle from design, through operations, to decommissioning and demolition. They are responsible for not only understanding and analysing the hazards and risks that could occur, but identifying how safety can be managed and ensuring robust controls are implemented in practice. All roles require you to operate as part of a multi-disciplined team, solving problems within a challenging context.
Typical roles and responsibilities:
Graduates in safety cases can undertake roles as Safety Assessors (focussing on understanding hazards and controls) or Safety Case Advisors (ensuring that safety controls are in place and maintained on a facility). Both roles offer a career pathway, with foundational training that builds understanding of principles, and the opportunity to develop specialist skills in areas such as criticality or radiological safety. Graduates will get the opportunity for secondments in each of these roles and can expect to work on a range of facilities or projects during their training, getting hands-on experience throughout.
Beyond the graduate training, Safety Cases career pathways offer a range of progression opportunities, whether through specialisation in a technical discipline or taking responsibility for the management of teams and safety cases for our nuclear facilities or major projects. The foundational training and broad experience gained on our programmes also offers a great platform for wider career options in technical, operational or leadership roles.
Suitable degree disciplines:
Whilst many of our team members have STEM Bachelors/Masters degrees, we would also consider candidates with other degrees where they can show the balance of behavioural and technical capabilities required by the roles.
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