Working for Sellafield Ltd

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Across our business we do vital work and face significant challenges. We need people with a wide range of different skills sets, knowledge and technical capabilities to successfully complete our mission.

Rewards and benefits

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

Holiday entitlement

The more important the work, the more important the play. Work/life balance matters to us. That’s why we offer 25.5 days’ holiday as standard.

Public holidays

In addition to annual leave entitlements there are 8 public holidays per year observed as paid holidays within the company.


We offer an attractive defined contribution (money purchase) pension scheme. You will be automatically enrolled in the plan when you start here.

Annual bonus

You’ll have the opportunity to benefit from an annual bonus, linked to company performance, of up to £4000. Additional personal bonuses are also available to those individuals who hold management positions.

Note: the company reserves the right to review or withdraw the bonus schemes at any time.

Rewarding our people

We 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 go above and beyond or achieve something out of the ordinary.

This could involve recognising an action which epitomises our values or exemplifies role model behaviour that others in our organisation can learn from and emulate. We also recognise 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 membership

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
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Flexible working
  • Career breaks
  • Additional unpaid leave of absence (subject to need)

Sick pay

We have 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.

Our diversity commitment

We will provide equality and fairness for all our employees and not discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. (These are the protected characteristics highlighted by the Equality Act 2010).

We are a recognised Level 3 Disability Confident Employer, this means that we aim to successfully employ and retain disabled people and those with health conditions.

As a Level 3 Disability Confident Employer we:

  • have subjected our Disability Confident self-assessment to an external challenge and validation
  • are taking an active leadership role in encouraging and helping other employers on their journey to becoming Disability Confident.

For more information on the Disability Confident Scheme and what it means for potential applicants, please click here to visit Citizens Advice Guidance for Applicants.


Whether you’re at school, have just left school or aren’t sure about your next steps, we have an apprenticeship scheme that could be suited to you.


Our graduate scheme will maximise your skills, confidence and experience. Get real ‘on the job’ experience and significant responsibilities from day one.

More information on our graduate scheme and how to apply

Summer and industrial placements

We offer 2 types of placement: an industrial that lasts 12 months, and a summer placement that lasts 10 weeks.

More information on our summer and industrial placement schemes and how to apply

Our locations


The Sellafield site is at the heart of West Cumbria, on the edge of the famous Lake District.

West Cumbria is a unique, beautiful place to live and work. An area of vivid and exciting contrasts, it has awe-inspiring Lake District Mountains on one side and the dramatic and picturesque Irish Sea coast on the other.

The local area is a great place to call home. Whether you want the busy and bustling towns of Whitehaven and Workington, the genteel charm of Cockermouth, the timeless calm of Ravenglass, Eskdale and St Bees, or even, a little further away, the bright lights of Carlisle, there are locations to suit all lifestyles.


Combining hi-tech development with the charm of rural villages and beautiful countryside, Warrington is an area becoming ever more popular as a place to live and work.

Warrington has even more to offer. Right at the heart of vibrant, busy northwest England, it is 30 minutes from both Manchester and Liverpool. It is a part of the country within easy access of superb shopping, a thriving nightlife and first-class leisure facilities.

Career opportunities with The Programme and Project Partners

The Programme and Project Partners (PPP) at Sellafield brings together KBR, Jacobs, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, Altrad Babcock, Sellafield Ltd as the client, and a wider supply chain to deliver a 20-year pipeline of major infrastructure projects.

The role of the PPP is to help to deliver this nationally significant infrastructure to the Sellafield site as quickly and safely as possible, by creating new facilities that allow Sellafield to treat, manage and store waste safely for decades to come.

Together, we are helping Sellafield Ltd to create a clean and safe environment for future generations.

We welcome colleagues from all backgrounds and our partnership recently earned the Investors in Diversity Award from the National Centre for Diversity.

We are proud to be the first in nuclear to gain this national accolade, and to have been formally recognised for our continuing commitment to improving levels of fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion and engagement.

Not only do we have an important national purpose at the heart of what we do, we get to do our work in 2 locations in the north of England.

To find out more about career opportunities with PPP, email: or visit the links below:

Careers at KBR

Careers at Jacobs

Careers at Altrad Babcock

Careers at Morgan Sindall Infrastructure

or visit us on our LinkedIn..

New - Commissioning and pre-operations opportunities with The Programme and Project Partners

Are you a commissioning or pre-ops engineer seeking a rewarding new career opportunity?

Look no further than The Programme and Project Partners (PPP) at Sellafield, where inclusion meets innovation meets purpose, on one of the UK’s leading infrastructure programmes.

At PPP, we’re not just offering a job; we’re inviting you to be part of a transformative journey that addresses the legacy of the Sellafield site’s nuclear past, builds a sustainable future, and contributes to creating a clean and safe environment for generations to come.

Join our team and play a pivotal role in delivering our nationally significant major infrastructure projects.

The power of partnership

As a collaborative team, PPP unites industry leaders KBR, Jacobs, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, Altrad Babcock, Sellafield Ltd as the client, and a wider supply chain.

Our current commissioning and pre-ops roles are provided by Morgan Sindall Infrastructure and Altrad Babcock, two powerhouses in the UK’s infrastructure landscape.

What’s more, our multi-billion-pound portfolio of complex major infrastructure projects spans two decades, making the Sellafield site one of the country’s busiest construction hubs and a long-term career opportunity.

Mega projects

Joining PPP means becoming a key player in some of the UK’s largest and most complex infrastructure projects.

From cutting-edge technologies to sustainable practices, our projects are at the forefront of innovation, offering you a chance to showcase your skills and contribute to our mission.


We understand that attracting the best talent requires more than exciting projects alone.

That’s why we offer highly competitive pay and rewards packages, ensuring that your dedication and hard work are recognised and rewarded.

We’ll invest in you

We are dedicated to driving your career forward. Our structured career development pathways are complemented by quality learning and development opportunities, ensuring that you continue to grow professionally and personally.

Our locations

Our locations in Cumbria, on the edge of the Lake District National Park, and Warrington, close to vibrant cities like Manchester and Liverpool, offer a perfect blend of work and lifestyle.

We are investors in diversity

We believe that diversity is the key to collaboration and providing a great place to work.

PPP welcomes individuals from all backgrounds, and our recent recognition from the National Centre for Diversity, listing us in the UK’s top 35 most inclusive workplaces, demonstrates our commitment to fostering a culture that values fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion, and engagement.

Safety is paramount

Our commitment to industry-leading health and safety performance places zero harm at the forefront of everything we do. We prioritise the wellbeing of our team members and create an environment where everyone can thrive.

Nuclear experience not required

Don’t rule yourself out!

At PPP, we value talent and dedication over specific nuclear industry experience. While nuclear experience can be beneficial, it’s not always necessary. We believe in providing opportunities for passionate individuals to contribute their skills and learn on the job.

If you are a commissioning or pre-ops engineer looking for an exciting and purpose-driven career, PPP is the place for you.

Join us in our mission to reshape the future of infrastructure delivery, contribute to our legacy, and advance your career in a supportive environment.

Interested in finding out more?

Start up at The Programme and Programme Partners

We welcome people from all backgrounds, we’re a long-term programme dedicated to driving your career forward, offering highly competitive pay and rewards packages, and flexible working.

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