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Responsibility:
3.5/5
 
Work Life Balance:
4.3/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
4.1/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
4.2/5
 
Company Culture:
3.6/5
 
Career Progression:
3.9/5
 
Colleagues:
4.1/5
 
Training:
4/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.9/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.9/5
 

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Application Advice:

Show a willingness to learn, high problem solving capability, ambition and determination, and be actively seeking chartership.

Interview Advice:

Have answers to questions like: What do you think we do as a company? What do you know about our companies history? How do we make money? Be prepared to back-up what you say on your CV, technical answers, thought processes, what you learnt, gained. Bring along logbook reports, examples of work, videos. When they ask do you have any questions, have some prepared (an easy one is there opportunity to travel?).

Electrical Engineer, Utilities at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Learn about what Sellafield does, where the business direction is going into the future and where it fits in with the national nuclear scene.

Interview Advice:

Be aware of your skills set and where your real weaknesses lie - 'being a perfectionist' is far too common an answer and while it may be true, there are almost certainly worse weaknesses that anyone has.

Graduate Physicist, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Learn about the company.

Chemical Engineer, Engineer at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Try not to go into too much detail, this will be covered later in the phone call and assessment centre.

Interview Advice:

Be honest, if you don't know something don't try to blag it, just say you don't know. They are trying to find out what you do know and can do, not what you don't know or can't do.

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Application Advice:

We like people to be safe.

Interview Advice:

Be honest.

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Application Advice:

Do your research. Understand what goes on at Sellafield (and what does not go on e.g. generation of nuclear power). Understand who the key stakeholders are, understand what the day to day job would entail within your chosen profession, and just show a real willingness to join the industry, to learn, and to build your career.

Interview Advice:

Why are you interested in Sellafield Ltd? What do you know about the company? Who are the key stakeholders? What are the kinds of activities which take place on site?

Environmental Advisor, Environment at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Explore placement opportunities (both Summer and Industrial), as this will be of benefit during application process and once you start working with the company.

Interview Advice:

Eclectic projects require a mixture of people all applying different experiences and knowledge bases together in project delivery. Graduates in my cohort have degrees ranging from engineering, architecture, biomedical sciences, business management and materials science. Focus on what you can bring to the company in driving project delivery forward (degree knowledge & 'extra-curricular') rather than trying to conform to stereotypes within the nuclear industry.

Graduate Trainee, Project Controls at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

The rurality may take some adjusting to.

Interview Advice:

In my experience it was just a generic assessment centre with a group exercise, individual interview, written exercise, and maybe some other stuff I have forgotten.

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Application Advice:

Do some research around the industry, and specifically what Sellafield is about.
Don't need to have studied nuclear at university.

Interview Advice:

Video interview, followed by assessment centre.
Fairly typical range of questions / tasks, mainly based around standard competencies.

Technical Process Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Understand the company and the changes it is currently going through, moving from Reprocessing to a Broad Front Decommissioning company. Be able to illustrate your understanding of the uniqueness of the challenges faced within the Nuclear Industry and in particular Sellafield.

Interview Advice:

Understand the priorities at Sellafield and its focus going forward in order to be able to tailor your answer.

Process Engineer, Process Engineering at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Ensure that you understand what it is that Sellafield do - often people assume that it is a nuclear power station.

Environmental Compliance Adviser, EHS&Q at Sellafield Ltd
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Interview Advice:

Think about safety in all aspects of the interview.

System Engineer, Plant Engineering at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Emphasise soft skills as well as academic.

Interview Advice:

Obtain a good knowledge of the company before interviews.

Graduate Physics Trainee, Operations Technical at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Do a lot of company background research.

Interview Advice:

Presentation on final year project and company.

System Engineer, Spent Fuel Management at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, research the company and the nuclear sector. Ask yourself why you want to work within the nuclear industry.

Project Management Graduate, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Make sure to sell yourself and the skills / knowledge that you can bring to the company. Also research the organisation and have an idea of what work that you would like to be involved in should you be successful.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and honest. Highlight success that you may have had whether this was during university or whilst employed elsewhere.

Graduate CE&I Design Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd
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Interview Advice:

Learn about the company.

Nuclear Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Only apply for this graduate scheme if you are an engineer. The support they give engineers is much, much better than that for technical graduates. It feels like technical roles were added as an afterthought and a lot of the training / development opportunities are aimed only at engineers. The scheme as a whole offers little in the way of technical development.

Interview Advice:

The interviews were very standard with no tricks. Just make sure you read up on what the company does prior to the assessment centre.

Following the online application, there was an online assessment. (I think it was maths and verbal reasoning?) Then there was a simple phone interview. (with basic questions such as why do you want the job and what do you offer) Following this, I was invited to a 2 day assessment centre. This involved a written essay (on a simple topic given to you on the day), a group exercise, a presentation about the company, a technical interview and a personal interview.

Graduate Trainee, Analytical Services and Waste at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

You need a passion for problem solving, statistics and a determination to solve problems in an extremely unique environment. System Engineers are responsible for a huge variety of assets in different areas. A broad range of knowledge of almost all types of engineering is required.

Interview Advice:

Educate yourself on not only Sellafield Ltd but the UK's nuclear industry as a whole. Be aware of the high risk environment that a nuclear site is, safety is paramount in any problem you face and you should be aware of this.

System Engineer, Operational Services at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be clear why it is you are attracted to Sellafield - it is in a remote location and the company need to know you are committed to a long term career. They invest so much in you they need to be assured this is not just a stop gap to another role elsewhere.

Interview Advice:

Be personable and make your ideas heard. Do not shy away if you are working in a group activity and the way things are going it needs a leader to speak up and be the organiser! Ask questions and have researched the area you will be living in (if you're from elsewhere). Understand Sellafield's place in the nuclear industry and develop your commercial awareness of how it is funded from the government/NDA.

Graduate Trainee, Project Management at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Read up about the industry, learn about the specific challenges that the company faces and ensure you focus on your abilities to work within a team.

Interview Advice:

What is unique about Sellafield Ltd?
How would you move liquids around without the use of pumps?

Graduate Process Engineer, Strategy and Technical at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Research the business thoroughly and demonstrate an awareness of the commercial aspect of the business (i.e. we're taxpayer funded etc.).

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, talk to the assessors (they have lots of good info. and advice on the company).

Systems Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Focus on getting experience beyond a standard curriculum - especially leading things like clubs, societies, organising things.

Interview Advice:

Don't stress out. You won't perform if you are stressed.

Technical Advisor, Technical at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

I would say actually take the time to research the company. Have a look at what the future of the company looks like after reprocessing ends on plant.

Interview Advice:

It may have changed so please take my advice with a pinch of salt.

The assessment centre I was on was fairly straight forward. There is a technical and a competency based interview. For competency have some examples/ stock answers at the ready. Think about times where you have introduced a change in a place of work for example.

Mention that you like outdoor activities if applicable. An issue Sellafield has is that Cumbria is remote hence you want to show them that you will enjoy living in the area as well as enjoying the job.

Technical Graduate, Graduate at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Research the industry and the future of the Sellafield site.

Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Capability at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be clear in your mind about why you are applying for the role and why Sellafield.

Interview Advice:

Research the company, the industry and recent news before you turn up for the interview.

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Application Advice:

Apply only if you have a genuine interest in the Energy and Utilities sector.

Interview Advice:

Understand the current nuclear industry and Sellafields role within this.

Control Electronics and Instrumentation, Decommissioning at Sellafield Ltd
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Interview Advice:

Research into the nuclear fuel cycle as a whole, where Sellafield Ltd fits in and what the future of the company may be.

Graduate Process Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Ensure you find out fully about the role before applying.

Interview Advice:

Prepare, prepare, prepare and feel confident that you are the best for the job. If you know yourself and your experience, it should be easy to come across well.

Civil System Engineer, SFM at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Don't just concentrate on discipline specific skills.

Graduate Chemist, Technical at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Try to be innovating in your thinking when it comes to working out a solution to a problem. Think about the different ways and also consider the simplest options as well.

Interview Advice:

Understand how your university experience can be related to work when asked questions in the interview.

Commissioning Engineer, Commissioning at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Get your application in early and make it clear that Project Management is the area you're applying for. Give lots of skills & competencies that relate to this area of work.

Project Management / Controls Graduate, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be yourself. This is not an organisation looking for a carbon copy of the 'perfect' graduate. Demonstrate that you are passionate about the mission.

Interview Advice:

General competency questions as well as sector specific, why nuclear and why Sellafield questions.

Have a look at current events within the nuclear industry for context.

PM Graduate, Project Management Capability at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Review the nuclear industry and update knowledge on standards and legislation.

Interview Advice:

Learn the history of Sellafield. Look into appropriate materials for use within high radiation environments.

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Application Advice:

Show a passion for the job and have a good attitude, want to learn and improve.

Graduate Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be honest. You're wanting to make sure you fit with the company and they with you. You may have to live somewhere you weren't planning on (Cumbria) but honestly it's fantastic here with lots to do so don't let that put you off!

Interview Advice:

Find a book on interview techniques/ commonly asked questions (it's better than the internet) and figure out what answers you would give and you won't go far wrong. The interviews were actually enjoyable (much to my surprise)- they give you a chance to ask what you will be doing and for you to find out if you'd like the job (it's not a one way process)! So ask lots of questions and have fun!

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Application Advice:

I would say to research about Sellafield, current happenings and historically.

Interview Advice:

The main advice I was given previously was to be myself and I can't recommend this enough. Everyone who has made it through to interview is capable of taking on the role in question, so the way to stand out is definitely to be yourself.

Project Manager, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Tell the truth, be honest because the truth will come out. Describe what you have learnt not just the achievement.
Take your time with the numerical and verbal reasoning exams.

Interview Advice:

Learn about the industry as a whole not just what Sellafield does. Bring more to the table than a Degree Qualification. The company is looking for more than just a mark.

CE&I Design Engineer, Decommissioning at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Research the nuclear industry and how the "nuclear" part of this affects the design.

Process design engineer, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Talk about what you enjoy and what you are enthusiastic about, as you can tell someone who really enjoys something and someone who is good but doesn't enjoy something - enjoyment is even more important than ability in most cases.

Interview Advice:

As above.

Mathematical Graduate, Strategy and Technical at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be honest.

Interview Advice:

Learn about the history of Sellafield Ltd and understand the current issues the nuclear industry faces.
Be yourself and relax, the assessment centre process is not just for you to demonstrate your abilities, but is also a great way for you to learn about the company and ask any questions to the assessors.

Graduate Civil Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

As cheesy as it sounds, be yourself.

The interviewers all want you to do well, nobody here is trying to catch you out. Just relax and be friendly - a smile goes a long way. Don't down sell yourself, if you've done any kind of of internships/volunteering/work experience/anything - bring it up!

Interview Advice:

I'd have answers to the generic competency questions, but do not rehearse too much. You know what you've achieved/done in the past - it's all about explaining that.

Project Management & Project Controls Graduate Trainee, Project Management at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

The application process is very quick from applying to assessment centre so ensure you have a good base knowledge of the nuclear industry and how work you've done could be relevant to Sellafield Ltd.

Interview Advice:

Swot up on the UK nuclear industry, past, present and future. Learn about what Sellafield Ltd actually does at the present and what it's going to be doing in the long term. Enjoy it! The assessment centre process is quite informal and is a great opportunity to meet new people.

Systems Engineer, Thorp Operational Services at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Focus on strong Safety Culture.

Graduate Trainee, Engineering Design at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Research the organisation and show enthusiasm throughout your application. Make sure that the nuclear industry is a career that will fit in with your interests and your desired lifestyle because it is one that is unique in many ways.

Interview Advice:

Have an idea about both the history and the future of the industry as it is currently going through a great deal of change. Ensure you have an appreciation of the various work being undertaken on the Sellafield site and be able to discuss it and comment on it with confidence.

Project Management and Controls Graduate, Major Projects at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

It doesn't differ from a normal job interview, just be interested in the nuclear industry.

Interview Advice:

Show enthusiasm.

System Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Research Sellafield Ltd
- What we do
- How we fit into the NDA/Government
- What the future holds for us

System Engineer, Reprocessing at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Company location is - let's say - far from large cities so think twice before applying. I personally don't mind it at all but some people may suffer..

Interview Advice:

If you go to the interview stage, you have the qualification to get the job... so relax, be yourself, show who you really are and let the assessors decide where you would fit in the business.

Project management and project controls graduate, Project Management at Sellafield Ltd
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Interview Advice:

There's an electronic interview process that has printed questions. You have 30 seconds to read these then answer for 2 minutes or so. Ensure you don't panic for these and have a pad to write down bullet points that you can read to remind yourself of your answer.

Internal Dose Assessor, Dosimetry at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Apply early, don't be afraid to give some of the contacts (available online) a linkedin message/ email/ phone to make your name known. Definitely helps to apply for a summer/ industrial placement to make your name known in the business.

Interview Advice:

Application process culminates in an assessment centre. This assessment centre is not nasty but still challenging. Stay calm, research company and if you know your stuff you will be fine. Don't say Sellafield produces nuclear power. Do say if you have any outdoor activities that are big hobbies.

Graduate, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Show confidence and be honest, they put you into the role that they feel you will fit most well into, so genuinely talk about your strengths and interests.

Interview Advice:

Typical competency questions and a few technical questions for them to get a better understanding of yourself and your experiences.

Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Research the company and the roles available.

Interview Advice:

Link what you've done at uni with what is going on in the outside world.

Operations and Technical Support Advisor, Reprocessing Technical Support at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Research the company and the owner's fully
Research the nuclear industry especially the challenges to the industry
Safety and security are of great importance to the company

Interview Advice:

What do you know about Sellafield?
What do you know about the nuclear industry and the challenges it faces?
Tell us about a time when you worked safely?

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Take your time when filing out the form/s, do a bit of background research into the company and industry. Plan and prepare.

Interview Advice:

Prepare, make notes, practice where possible, but ultimately relax. The interview / assessment center process is fantastic, they help you to relax and get to know some of the people from the company who will be interviewing you, by means of chatting and having a bit of a laugh the evening before. During the actual interviews the interviewers are just looking to get the most out of you, not to criticize or mark you down.

Project Management & Controls Graduate, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Consider carefully how you would fit in, in Cumbria. It is 2 and a half hours to the nearest big city and that really takes a toll on some people. The application process was slow so don't get worried if you don't hear back for a few months.

Interview Advice:

Know a bit about the company past, current and future. Especially think about what the company will be looking to do in the future. In the phone interview it was standard questions about how you would fit in, what your leadship qualities were like etc. The assessment centre was straightforward with no tricks but it was a long two days. There was a team work exercise, a character interview (like the phone interview - have a good couple of solid experiences which demonstrate each point), an essay (very simple) and a technical interview (more about your field - straightforward questions about your degree discipline basically).

Operations Support, Analytical Services at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Research the company, the NDA and the nuclear industry, especially their main challenges.
Think about safety and security in the workplace.

Interview Advice:

Why Sellafield?
Why the nuclear industry?
What challenges does Sellafield face?
Competency based questions are asked such as teamwork and adapting to change etc.

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be confident in yourself, it's a tough process but it's worth it in the end.

Interview Advice:

Research the industry, research other nuclear plants in the UK.

Project Management Graduate, Project Management at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Research the nuclear industry, learn about areas outside of your discipline which are relevant to the industry (reactor physics, fuel cycle etc.).

Interview Advice:

Make sure you are heard without shouting in any group activity, you are not on 'the apprentice' - be a person that others would want to work with.

Electrical Distribution Network Commissioning Engineer, Electrical Distribution Network Commissioning at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Understand the nuclear sector and Sellafield Ltd's role within the sector. Review Sellafield Ltd's annual report and performance plan to understand Sellafield Ltd's mission and its different projects.

Contract Specialist, Commercial at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Safety, safety, safety. If you have any experience in safety - even a some training from a Saturday job - mention it in interview. Interview contains a competency based interview - so be armed with examples!

Interview Advice:

If you know your stuff and have prepared well you will be fine! It isn't a nasty assessment centre

Maths Graduate, Decomissionning at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

show enthusiasm for the Industry and be positive about the future. Show willingness to be part of a drive for change. be willing to embrace the local area and try out new things inside and outside of work.

Strategy Analyst, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Awareness of the challenges faced in the nuclear industry

Interview Advice:

Be clear on your qualities and what your contribution will be

CE&I Engineer, Control,Electrical and Instrumentation at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

The company offers year in industry and summer placements; these are a great way to get a feel for what it's like to work at Sellafield, and whether it's the right place for you.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you have read up on the company and it's operations beforehand; if there's anything you don't understand or would like to know more about, ask at the end of the interview.

Process Engineer, Nuclear Decommissioning at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Go for it!! Nuclear is a very good industry to be in.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Capability at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

The company are looking for canditates that are flexible, adaptable, able to work as member of a team, learn things quickly and above all be responsible for its own actions when things go wrong.
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Interview Advice:

Try to relate your final year project and/or any other past experiece with the role you are applying for. Show knowledge on nuclear safety as this is the main priority in this company.
Be yourself and show confidence in your answers and listen the question, take your time to answer and if you not sure ask them to be more specific in what they want.

CE&I Design Engineer, Design at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Must be adaptable, able to learn things quickly and take responsibility for actions which have extremely large consequences if things go wrong.

Interview Advice:

Know the 4 C's of nuclear safety: Containment, Cooling, Chemistry and Criticality. Controling these four factors is critical in any nuclear facility.
Be confident in your answers and take time if you need to before answering.

Subject Matter Expert, Operations Support at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, can't be shy and quiet but don't be over confident. They are not judging you against other people, they are looking at your abilities and how you work.

Interview Advice:

I personally had a presentation about myself and my ambition within the company.
Research the company, don't have to go into great depth but just a basic understanding of what happens.

Graduate Trainee in Project Management and Project Controls, Project Management and Project Controls at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

I would be yourself and demonstrate why you have an interest in that particular role. It isn't vital to know everything or a lot about the nuclear industry.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and make your strengths and skills known to the interviewer.

Project Management and Controls Trainee, Decommissioning at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Sellafield are looking for a wide range of skills and personalities, therefore make sure your application has relative work experience, if no previous work experience use relevant parts of your course and quote these.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, part of the assessment will be behavioural, therefore everyone in the interview will have a certain level of qualifications, so team work and behavioural techniques will be a stand out quality.

Prepare, make sure you know what Sellafield Ltd do and the structure behind it, prior research shows enthusiasm and independance.

Project Manager, Decommissioning at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Get as much practice as possible applying for other jobs prior to applying at Sellafield Ltd. For example (Competency assessments and online interactive interviews).

Interview Advice:

Make sure to do as much research as possible around Sellafield Ltd, giving you a good understanding about what Sellafield are working to achieve and what their biggest challenges are.

Systems Engineer, Decommissioning at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Make sure you can deal with living in a remote area.

Interview Advice:

Learn about the companies current focuses and be prepared with how you would respond to real life scenarios.

Operations and Technical Support Advisor, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Highly recommend this role for anyone wishing to become a chartered engineer, whilst being supported by respected and knowledgeable engineers within the industry.

Interview Advice:

Application form > Video Interview > Assessment Centre > Job Offer.

Video Interview - This consisted of answering questions that appear on screen, for them then to be answered via a recording webcam, within the allotted time.

Assessment Centre - 2 day event (accommodation and travel paid for). 1st day was a warm welcome to the company with an informal meal with the assessors (This was a great way to ease your nerves and getting to know the employees of the company, making day 2 much more relaxed).
2nd day consisted of a competancy interview, technical interview, giving a presentation to the assessors, team work exercise and writted exercise.

Graduate, Analysis at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Show interest in the Nuclear industry/try to link past experince with the industry.

Interview Advice:

Do not speak for the sake of being heard during group tasks, ensure inputs are meaningful and considered by all parties.

CE&I Engineer, Infrastructure Engineering, Utilities Commissioning at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be prepared for numerical and reasoning tests if you make it through the initial application. This is followed by a video interview which is quite daunting - make sure to look presentable (it is recorded) and practice numerous times prior to taking the real interview - it is quite bizarre essentially talking to yourself and takes a while to feel comfortable.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you have a solid understanding of structural design methods for the technical interview. There are other parts to the interview which require good writing and reasoning skills (within a timeframe), the ability to present yourself well and have at least a basic understanding of what it is the company do.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Infrastructure at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Safety and security are incredibly important whilst working for Sellafield, so think about how you have demonstrated these.

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Know a bit about the industry

Interview Advice:

Think about competencies and how they can be demonstrated

Graduate Process Engineer, Reprocessing, Technical at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to choose between the main plant in West Cumbria and the design offices on the outskirts of Manchester. Very different places!

Interview Advice:

Brush up on technical knowledge prior to interview.

System Engineer, Spent Fuel at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Know about the nuclear industry and how it works, from site license holders through to government departments. Understand where Sellafield fits into it now and in the future.

Look at talking part in some assessment centre workshops if possible; this will set you up well for the interview process (involves some group and individual tasks).

Interview Advice:

Be able to give examples where you have demonstrated competence;

General:
Able to demonstrate leading on safety
Worked as a team
Had to lead change
Etc…

Technical:
Solve a technical problem
Deliver a technical report / project
Present technical information

System Engineer, Plant Engineering at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Make sure you research the company thoroughly beforehand.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you have multiple sound answers for the competency questions. These are generally more important than the technical questions.

Graduate Mathematician, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Teamwork and leadership qualities are key as they are looking for applicants who can progress through the company to management level.

Interview Advice:

Do research into nuclear specific topics and aspects of engineering before applying as they will be covered in a technical interview. Look particularly into the moving of fluids without traditional pumps (steam ejectors, RFDs etc) and be prepared to think outside the box.

System Engineer, Spent Fuel Management at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be honest and use lots of different examples for compentencies not just university if you can help it.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and make sure that your personality comes across throughout the day. It is not all about academic results.

Graduate Trainee, Decommissiong Research and Development at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Learn about the nuclear industry and especially on how sellafield contributes to it.

Interview Advice:

I was asked about the safety aspects of the nuclear industry

System Engineer graduate trainee, System Engineer at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be interesting, make yourself stand out, just having the grades isn't enough it is what else you do that they look for. Extra curicular activities will aid you in making a good impression.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you know about what Sellafield actually does, it is a common that people thing that it is a nuclear power plant however this shut down years ago. All the information that you need is online so you can research at the Sellafield website.

CE&I Graduate Engineer, CE&I Engineer at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Sellafield Ltd is a great employer who will help you further your career as long as you are driving it forward yourself. And if you feel like a change in the future you could move roles within the company to a role that is completely different.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared and do a little bit of research about the company. Try and research the possible roles and seriously think about what you think either you would be best suited for or would prefer doing as your views about your role if offered a job are taken into account

Graduate Safety Advisor, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Tell them lots of different engineering projects you have worked on showing different skills in different types of engineering i.e. mechanical, electrical....

Interview Advice:

Refresh yourself with all the projects you have done and all the good things about them. Make sure you use this information to answer questions in your technical interview.

System Engineer, Emergency Management at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Complete applications as early as possible because interviews are conducted on a rolling basis, often before the closing date, until all positions are allocated

Interview Advice:

Interviews are competency based, so all of the skills you claim to have must be backed up with appropriate examples.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Major Projects at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and be unique. Candidates come from a wide variety of different backgrounds so don't feel like you have to fit the 'typical engineering' mindset to succeed. The organisation is looking for new, fresh talent and above all a passion for this re-energing industry.

Interview Advice:

Asked mainly about previous industrial experience, personality traits and why I wanted to work in the nuclear industry.

Project Management & Controls Graduate, Major Projects at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Research the company and industry.

Interview Advice:

Do plenty of research into the company and the industry. Think of examples of how you have demonstrated a variety of competencies in your studies/work experience. Make sure to smile :) Be punctual and smartly dressed.

Technical Specialist, Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Apply early as security clearance and application process can take a while to process. The application process consists of 3 stages: Online screening, video interview and assessment centre.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. Focus on your personal skills and competencies. Learn about the company, nuclear industry and current affairs. Research some technical information such as the processes used.

Graduate Process Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Most of the application is competency based so makes sure you have a few examples from any jobs you've had

Interview Advice:

Read up on the basics of the nuclear fuel cycle and some recent news about the company

System Engineer, Spent Fuel Management at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Make sure you know something about the industry you are applying to. The application process can seem long and daunting but dont' be put off by it - the job at the end is really worth it!

Interview Advice:

I was asked to describe how I would resolve a problem. Make sure you know what integrity means and look up the company values. The interviewers are going to want to know that you will fit in with them so think of examples of how you can draw on past experiences. Relax and don't forget that the interview is the place were you can find out more about the job so don't forget to ask them questions!

Adviser, Materials at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Do the summer scheme first - guarantees a place on assessment centre

Interview Advice:

If you know your stuff you'll be fine

Graduate, Decommissioning at Sellafield Ltd
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Interview Advice:

The initial interview was on web cam where you answered a series of questions.
The next stage was an assessment day which contained a technical interview as well as another interview more focused on experiences. You also had team activities and a meal. I actually really enjoyed this day, I think being relaxed and your self is important as well as pre thinking of questions they might ask such as, think of a time when you....

Technical Graduate, Facility Characterisation at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Due to the potential dangers of the nuclear industry there is a huge priority on safety. Make sure you understand how your role would fit in with the overall goal of Risk and Hazard reduction.

Interview Advice:

The hardest part of the application process was the assessment centre which consisted of a standard competency based interview, a technical interview and a short presentation about yourself. There was also a group activity which required the team to split into roles and prioritise each of our time accordingly.

Graduate Process Engineer, Process Engineering at Sellafield Ltd
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Interview Advice:

Research the company and find out what we do!

Technical Support, Technical at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

If you're successful in the assessment centre and you're told which department you'll be working in, try not to be overwhelmed by the joy of getting a job and ask what positions are available in the department and find what position they might be aiming to put you in so you can consider what you're immediately moving into.

Interview Advice:

They're not looking for the rude person who forces their point across. Be friendly but persuasive. Don't let other applicants try to bully you around and take control. If you've got a good idea make sure you say it and pay attention to detail.

Graduate Trainee, Dosimetry at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Do plenty of research into the industry and the company to understand the challenges faced on the site, and utilise this research and knowledge throughout the application proces to stand out.

Interview Advice:

You require a good understanding of what Sellafield Ltd does, what the structure of the organisation is in terms of ownership and governance etc. and some of the projects and operations taking place on the site. You will also need a good technical understanding of the particular role you are applying to so that you can demonstrate that you have enthusiasm for the area and appreciate what it entails.

Project Management and Controls Graduate, Project Management at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to travel, take on as much as possible and always ask questions.

Interview Advice:

Just be honest and try to be normal, don't try and impress to much.

Graduate in Project Management and Project Controls, Project Controls at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be honest, and be yourself. Make sure to link competencies to experiences and talk about I (as in your individual contribution) and not we.

Make sure to do research on the company, it's standing in the nuclear industry, as well as the nuclear industry as a whole.

Interview Advice:

The compentency interview was very good, it felt as if they were trying to get the most from you. Just remember to talk about what you personally did, and link it to HR keywords/buzzwords!

Systems Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Try and have as many extra curricular activities as possible, the employer wants a well rounded individual.

Interview Advice:

Do some research on what the company does - Decommissioning and its operations.

Data Analyst, Integrated Work Management at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Sellafield is very safety orientated. Show that you have an understanding of risk reduction and nuclear safety as well as conventional safety. Show that you have an understanding of Sellafield as a company and the work that it does.

Interview Advice:

Very competancy based. Think about things that you have done in the past that provide evidence of your ability to..
work in a team
meet deadlines
manage time
work under pressure
show integrity

Mechanical Engineer, Package Design Group/ Engineering Design Capability at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Consider whether an office environment is for you - there is opportunity for a role on site too which has more plant based experience. But due to the split location of Sellafield, this is limited for design engineers to a 6 month secondment at site.

If you want more time on plant, apply for a site based role.

Interview Advice:

Apply if you are keen to learn about nuclear. The job means using key Chemical Engineering understanding and applying in a unique environment.

Process Design Engineering, Design Engineering at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Show you are well informed about the role, company and location.

Radiological Protection Graduate, Safety at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

It’s a long drawn out process. If you make it through all the hoops and get offered a graduate place you still need to get security clearance and pass a medical exam. It’s not difficult it is just slow.

Video Interview: This was the weirdest thing I had done (think creating a YouTube video). Think about what is on the wall behind you (including whether the poster you have removed has left marks on the wall - it’s noticed believe me), don’t keep looking at your notes - it is obvious when they play the videos if you keep looking to the side of the camera. Wear smart clothes and when you get to the last question which is basically 'is there anything else you would like to say' use this to clarify on previous questions - not stare stupidly at the camera for 60 seconds.

Assessment centre: Is long and draining, competency based interview, technical interview, written test and a group exercise (had to prepare a press release and find out the root cause of an accident). We met our assessors the night before for an 'informal dinner', though they said we weren't being assessed it was still there first impressions of us - dress appropriately and bring a dinners worth of polite conversations and questions to ask

Interview Advice:

Competency based interview - examples of being a team player, dealt with a difficult situation etc

Technical interview - will vary between disciplines - I had to do a brief presentation on myself, talk about my degree modules and dissertation, and what areas I was interested in working in.

Remember that Sellafield is big on safety; also remember that it is the nuclear industry so think how the perception of the public influences what we do, as well Sellafield’s history and current operations.

Environmental Advisor, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Do some research into the company and understand what we do. Only apply if you are willing to live in Cumbria.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself!

Technical Support Advisor, Technical at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

It is a company that can offer you a job for the rest of your life. Moreover, it can cover even the most ambitious person since there are no restrictions or barriers to achieve the highest goals and become a top manager.

Interview Advice:

The typical one.... be yourself.... and try not to be stressed (I know it is not easy).

Analytical Services Graduate Trainee, Technical and Strategy Team-Analytical Services at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Do some reaserch into the nuclear industry.

Application Process:
- Initial Application
- Online Aptitude Tests
- Video interview
- Assessment centre:
Competency Interview
Role Play
Technical Inetrview

Interview Advice:

Prepare examples of competencies for competency interview.
Be prepared to speak up and get involved in group exercises.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Decommissioning at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Only the CV is looked at so make sure it is up to scratch.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and relax.

Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Safety comes first in the nuclear industry at all times.

Interview Advice:

Prepare for competency based questions.

Mechanical Design Engineer, Engineering Design Capability at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Sell yourself like any other job application. When I applied it was a much quicker and simpler application than for other graduate schemes.

Interview Advice:

Prepare examples of behavioural and technical competencies for the interviews.
You must contribute to group exercises, don't shy away.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

The application process may take a while so please submit your application in good time and be patient.

I applied in February, took part in the online maths and reasoning tests and did not hear back until April. I was then invited to do a video interview and then got an email about the assessment centre. The assessment centre took place end of May and I heard back within 3 days about the job :)

Good luck with your application!

Interview Advice:

At the assessment centre, we took part in one group activity, one written exercise (sorting email etc), a competency based interview and a technical interview. Finally we had to deliver a presentation about ourselves and our experiences and motivations. The assessment centre had a relaxing atmosphere and the assessors were really helpful and understanding.

Graduate Process Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

preparation

Equipment Engineer, PMF N at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Teamwork is key, as are examples of leadership. Generally give good examples of 'soft skills'.

Interview Advice:

How do you move fluids around without using pumps that have moving parts?

Process Engineer, WEDD at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be honest, consise and try to cover all your strenghts. A bit of a cliche but in my opinion all HR application processes are that they are a bit of a lottery!

Interview Advice:

The most important advice I would give is show your personality. Everyone knows the name of the game is to prepare all the usual answers to the usual competency questions you will undoubtedly be asked and for the technical side know the basics of your degree, however what will give you the edge is showing just a little bit of you, a bit of humility, integrity, honesty and decency. Don’t try to be too smart, show that you will be a good person to work and get along with! Do not get overly worried about the technical questions....try to think of the fundamentals from university and what the company does and remember some key aspects that will cover those. You'll find you know more than you realise and enough to get you through!

Chemical Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Learn what the company does before applying. Familiarise yourself with recruitment procedures telephone interviews, assesment centres etc

Interview Advice:

Take time to familiarise yourself with the company, there is nothing more off putting than a candidate turning up and not having a great deal of knowledge on what company actually does.

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CE&I Design, Engineering at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be prepared for a long drawn-out process, with a fairly intense assessment centre at the end. Consider public perception of the nuclear industry, and also the history of the Sellafield site.

Interview Advice:

Have a range of answers ready for questions along the lines of "give an example of when you have stood up for something you believed in" or "when you worked well as part of a team" or "how you overcame obstacles".

Environmental Compliance Advisor, Environmental Management at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Take your time to apply for this role, do research about the company and our mission towards nuclear industry.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, give good examples of past experiences and try to relate them with the role you are applying for.

CE&I Graduate Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be yourself- the interviews are to find out whether you are right for the company AND whether the company is right for you. Mention any work experience you have and what you have learnt.

Interview Advice:

Some questions caught me off guard about how you have implemented safety measures, etc.

Spent Fuel Management Technical Support, Technical Support at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be prepared for more of an office based role than a hands-on role.
Excellent working conditions.

Interview Advice:

Expect technical and competency based interviews, team exercises and individual exercises. Read up about the company and what it does and the history and challenges of the industry before application process and interviews.

THORP Technical Support, Spent Fuel Management at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Consider what type of work you want to carry out. If you want a job that varies from day to day and presents new challenges which you can tackle head on then this is for you.

Interview Advice:

Be confident in what you are saying. Make sure you have done research on the company beyond looking at their home page. Look at interviews with directors, news and journal articles and if possible talk to people that work there. Make sure if talking about previous group work that you make your own contribution clear and highlight what you brought to the team.

Graduate Trainee, Operations Support at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be honest on your application and make sure you fill in all the questions.

Interview Advice:

As difficult as is it relax and make sure you ask if you don't understand the question you are being asked. The interviewer isn't there to trip you up.

PSFP Technical, Decommissioning Strategy and Technical at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Consider why nuclear techologies are different, what makes them different?
Safety, perceptions of nuclear industry?

Interview Advice:

How would you move radioactive water from A to B?

Graduate Process Engineerr, at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Research what Sellafield Ltd does as a company, e.g. reprocessing, waste management, decommissioning.

Interview Advice:

Basic chemical engineering knowledge is required.
Use examples of when you have utilised a particular competency / skill rather than just saying that I am well organised for e.g.

Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Emphasise your commitment to the industry and that you would be happy working in West Cumbria.

Numerical Modeller, Decommissioning at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

BE YOURSELF

No more no less

Interview Advice:

Basic comptencies surrounding; communication, leadership and teamwork.

Try to make each answer a STAR (situation, task, action and responce) example. Also try to make them interesting and unique. Gives the assesor the best opportunity to get to know about you.

Project Management and Project Controls Graduate, Project Management at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Learn about and show an interest in the nuclear industry.
Make sure your CV includes pieces of info about you and the work you do outside of university/education to show your passion for engineering. This may be formula student, reading Professional Engineering magazine and a member of the IMechE, voluteering work etc.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, the engineers interviewing you are looking to see if they could work with and alongside you. Learn about the industry and what the future challenges it faces are. Also have in mind which site you would prefer to work at.

Mechanical Design Engineer, Engineering Design Capability at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Understand what the company does.

Interview Advice:

Understand what the company does.

Technical Support Advisor, Technical at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

research the company and the industry

Interview Advice:

relax and be prepared to interact and role play

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Mech Handling at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Anything you've done with respect to safety would be good to mention.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you have some sensible comments on which of the companies sites you would like to work at. Also, you will get asked what you know about the company so brush up.

Operations and Technical Support Advisor, Operations Support at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

If you are a chemist, do not expect to be doing hands-on chemistry in the lab. Technical roles work on predominantly chemical engineering based tasks, however this is an excellent opportunity to broaden your knowledge base and the company will provide all the necessary training.

Interview Advice:

Relevant previous work experience is a big bonus and make sure you do lots of research around the company and what they do before the interview stages.

Technical Supprot Team Member, Spent Fuel Management at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Do you research first about the company and understand if the role is for you, Sellafield site is based in West Cumbria and the main design office is based in Risley (Warrington). If you are serious about applying then you should clean up your competency based interview skills and bare in mind that you work in a highly regulated industry where safety is paramount.

Interview Advice:

Know the company, what it does, recent news, and show an interest in wanting to work both for the company and within the nuclear industry (the future).

Mechanical Engineer, Spent Fuel Management at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Research the company and the industry and you will discover how complex and interesting it really is. There are many different roles available at Sellafield so do not think it is purely for those with an engineering background (I have a business and finance background myself).

Interview Advice:

This may sound cliche but be yourself. At Sellafield they are not only looking for the obvious intelligent people but also those with the character and personality needed to have potential for progression within the company.

The selection process is very fair and as long as you are confident in your abilities and can demonstrate a real knowledge and desire for the company then there will be no problems.

Project Management / Controls Graduate Trainee, Project Management Capability at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

-Research the nuclear industry and Sellafield Ltd.
-Look into the location of Sellafield site and work out if this area is for you
-Look into the potential graduate roles available with Sellafield Ltd.

Interview Advice:

#NAME?

Commissioning Engineer, Commissioning at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be sure to show your strengths and emphasise your understanding of safety in everything you do - it's our core responsibility.

Interview Advice:

Some discussion around my dissertation, a group-work communication/role play activity, a technical interview, a brief presentation on the company and a tour of the site all make up the two day assessment centres.

Graduate Systems Engineer, Systems Engineering at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Make sure that you read the job profile to tailor your application to the role that you are applying for.
The company runs excellent summer and industrial placement schemes; these are a great way to get a feel for what kind of work you would be doing as a graduate, and whether the company is the right fit for you. If you are an undergraduate, I would definitely recommend applying for a placement.

Interview Advice:

Make sure that you research the company to give yourself background knowledge of its operations.
Make sure you ask questions in the interview - it as an opportunity to gauge whether the company is the right fit for you.

Process Engineer, Design Capability at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Company lean toward more Science/ Maths / Engineering backgrounds.

Interview Advice:

Be confident!

Data Analyst, Integrated Work Management at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

If you want a guaranteed job for the rest of your life apply for Sellafield. They will take many different disciplines and fit you in where you want to be.

Interview Advice:

They are very big on safety, so personal examples of times you have stood up to something you have believed to be right will always come up.

Graduate Trainee, Commissioning at Sellafield Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be confident and learn a little about what Sellafield do.

Interview Advice:

In group exercises at the assessment center, make sure you keep an eye on the time scales.

Mechanical Design Engineer, Mechanical Design Capability, Warrington at Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

world class challenging work.

Worst:

Some work takes years to see progress.

Electrical Engineer, Utilities at Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

As previously, the opportunities to develop are second-to-none as far as I'm aware with respect to graduate schemes

Worst:

Being stuck with a line manager that you don't get along with - not a problem I personally have but am aware of this! I'm also aware that it's easy to solve this and move around

Graduate Physicist, at Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

It's way of constantly trying to communicate information to its workforce and constantly trying to improve it.

Worst:

Things don't get done quickly, there can be a lot of red tape to deal with in certain situations, which impact on the timescale for delivery of projects.

Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

Enormous range of opportunities

Worst:

You have to drive for these opportunities yourself, they are not often promoted.

Operations, Operations at Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

Good salary and terms and conditions

Process Design Engineer, Design at Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

Taking care of its employees

Worst:

Not good at following the latest trends

Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

Supportive, good benefits package, good company to work for.

Worst:

bureaucracy. It takes a long time to get things done on site and this takes a little getting used to when you come in as a fresh graduate.

Environmental Advisor, Environment at Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

Large company with many opportunities.
Interesting projects.
Good starting salary.

Worst:

Site is remote.

Project Management and Project Controls Graduate, at Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

Opportunity for career progression alongside the benefits & pension package

Worst:

Location & the reliability on a ageing workforce - their knowledge and experience of a unique site is lost post retirement. Efforts are being made to resolve this but progress is too slow and lacking fit for purpose infrastructure.

Graduate Trainee, Project Controls at Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

It is dealing with an uniquely challenging nuclear legacy, the likes of which will probably never be seen again. If you are interested in that sort of stuff, then it's a great place to work.

Worst:

The company became public sector on April 1st 2016. And no that was no April fools joke! Therefore expect all the usual problems associated with public sector organisations.

Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

Good work, opportunities for development

Worst:

Red tape, pace of developments

Technical Process Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

Range of roles available that you can go into
Job for life with a forward plan until 2120.

Worst:

Can be a little slow paced at times but with the nature of hazards, its better to be cautious.

Process Engineer, Process Engineering at Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

The training that is provided throughout the company whether you are a graduate or a manager

System Engineer, Plant Engineering at Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

Exciting part of the industry, at the forefront.

Worst:

Bureaucracy.

Graduate Physics Trainee, Operations Technical at Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

Support from a dedicated mentor and senior coordinator. Ability to challenge company processes and innovate solutions.

Worst:

Lack of consistent graduate scheme experience

System Engineer, Spent Fuel Management at Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

Work life balance

Worst:

Red tape

Project Management Graduate, at Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

Important organisation within the nuclear Industry.
Internationally recognised for the work that is carried out by the company.

Worst:

Sometimes things can take a long time to change or implement something new.
Culture at times can be "this is how we have always done it". This does seem to be changing however.

Graduate CE&I Design Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

Not too much pressure, and very nice colleagues.

Worst:

Too much security, feeling like a being in a prison sometime, and remote location with not a lot of facilities.

Nuclear Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

They pay well

Worst:

They are wasteful with their money and very slow to get everything done - there is a mind-set where everyone says "that's not my responsibility" and no one will help you to make progress. That's if they reply to you at all.

Graduate Trainee, Analytical Services and Waste at Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

Very understanding of the importance of a work life balance. Also want you to develop to your full potential, highly encouraging of professional registration, chartership and training.

Worst:

Can be very confusing to understand what is expected of you as a graduate due to the variety of people interested in your development.

System Engineer, Operational Services at Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

Career Progression Opportunities
Leader in their field you can take learning from
Will pay for access to training and professional qualifications
Support for graduates from Senior Management is very good

Worst:

Attitudes to work are very different here - you wont see a lot of people here after 4.30!
Getting people to look at things differently can be challenging, many are set in their ways of doing things
IT systems
Traffic getting to Sellafield site can mean journeys take a lot longer than they should

Graduate Trainee, Project Management at Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

Team working, salary and work/life balance.

Worst:

Location.

Graduate Process Engineer, Strategy and Technical at Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

Type of work available for technical staff is challenging and massively wide ranging across the business.
Experienced staff are always happy to pass on there knowledge and explain new concepts.

Worst:

Double standards seem to apply across the business when it comes to opportunities for development according to department.

Systems Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

Variety of the roles available and flexibility to change departments

Worst:

Lack of communication with cuts/changes within the company

Technical Advisor, Technical at Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

The pay/benefits are excellent (however for future graduates/apprentices the terms and conditions have now changed and the pay/benefits on offer are not sufficient to interest people to move up to west Cumbria). The work is varied, challenging and is providing a good level of development.

Worst:

The pace of work is very slow, there are a lot of hurdles in the way, so getting things done can be very frustrating.

Sellafield Ltd
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Best:

Holidays
Salary
Good support given when needed
Work/life balance

Worst:

Work can be dull at times ie red tape but this is understandable due to sector we work in

Technical Graduate, Graduate at Sellafield Ltd
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