Rewards & Benefits

Our work is complex, vital and demanding. Those who do it receive an attractive package of rewards and benefits.

Annual Leave Entitlement

Work/life balance matters to us. That’s why we offer 25.5 days annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays. Entitlement is rising to 30 days annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays from 1st April 2024.

There is also the ability to purchase an additional 3 days leave on top (2.5 from 1st April 2024), or carry over 5 days annual leave (10 from 1st April 2024) each financial year.

Defined Contribution Pension

Sellafield Ltd provides a generous defined contribution (money purchase) pension offering. The plan is not compulsory, and once you join the company you will be able to opt out of the pension scheme if you wish.

The Combined Nuclear Pension Plan (CNPP) was set up in 2006 as the industry-wide arrangement for eligible workers in the nuclear decommissioning industry.

Your contribution is deducted from your monthly salary. The more you pay, the more the company pays. Current contribution rates are as follows:

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Annual Bonus & Personal Bonuses

You’ll have the opportunity to benefit from an annual bonus, linked to company performance, of up to £4000 for Band 5 employees.  For band 3 and 4 employees bonus is available based on a mixture personal and company targets. The maximum opportunity is 15% for band 3 and 10% of base salary for band 4 employees.

*The company reserves the right to review or withdraw the bonus schemes at any time.

Rewarding our people

Sellafield Ltd are fully aware of the benefits to be gained by formally recognising the efforts of our people. We have a number of ways of both encouraging and rewarding staff who have done that bit extra or something out of the ordinary. This could involve recognising an action which epitomises our values or exemplifies role model behaviour that others with Sellafield Ltd can learn from and emulate. Sellafield Ltd also recognises the efforts made by employees throughout their service and have developed a number of initiatives in order to recognise these efforts. These include:

  • Reward and Recognition
  • Long Service Award
  • Rewarding our people through nationally recognised awards
  • Target Achievement Scheme (incentive)
  • Professional Institute

Family Friendly Policies

We provide a number of family friendly policies, which contain benefits that exceeds the statutory requirement. These include:

  • Maternity leave
  • Paternity leave
  • Adoption leave
  • Parental leave
  • Flexible working
  • Career breaks
  • Additional unpaid leave of absence (subject to need)

Welfare & Employee Assistance Programme

Did you know that Sellafield Ltd offer a programme of support to current Sellafield Ltd employees, apprentices and graduates, and family members of Sellafield Ltd employees.  It’s a diverse package, including a helpline, web service, access to coaching, a mental wellbeing app and resources dedicated for dependents.

Expert advisors, trained by Citizens Advice able to provide comprehensive answers and assistance on a wide range of issues which affect daily life.

Care First Counsellors: 24/7 support, advice and counselling on any workplace or personal issues. All Care First Counsellors are professionally qualified and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Free Aviva Health App & Annual Health Check

​Every Sellafield Ltd employee has access to health services through the Digicare+ Workplace app.

This is part of our employee assistance programme and gives every Sellafield employee access to:

  • A free annual health check
  • Mental health consultations
  • Nutritional consultations
  • Digital GP service
  • Second medical opinions

The app also links to information about useful NHS services and gym discounts. The idea is that by having this service, it will help support the health and wellbeing for every employee as we complete our purpose. It will help to prevent ill health with early detection of health-related matters, and the appropriate interventions where needed.

MyDiscounts – Employee Savings & Discounts

Boost financial wellbeing by giving you access to hundreds of retail discounts, offers, gifts cards and eGift cards to help you save on everything, from the daily essentials to exciting travel plans ahead.

MyBenefits – A Charity Giving Scheme

A Payroll Giving scheme which enables you to donate straight from your pay to any UK registered charity. Easy, safe and tax-friendly, there’s lots of benefits for you and the causes you support. It costs you less to give more.

Sick Pay

Sellafield Ltd has a company sick pay scheme for employees who are unable to attend due to unavoidable sickness and absence and who follow the set down notification and certification procedure.

Cycle to Work Scheme

The scheme has been developed in conjunction with Cyclescheme and local stores – Cycle to Work is a government-backed scheme. Sellafield Ltd Cyclescheme was launched in 2007 and aims to help people access a more sustainable means of transport to work and help improve the UK’s congestion problems. The bike scheme opens on an annual basis and gives savings on tax and national insurance deductions.


Sellafield Area Sports and Recreational Associations (SASRA) has been created for you offering a comprehensive range of savings to its members including three monthly lottery draws and a chance to win £10,000 a year, day trips and weekend breaks, discounts and local businesses are offered to our members ranging from health and beauty, household and entertainment.

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