Working for Sellafield Ltd

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Work with us

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 2 Disability Confident Employer, this means that we aim to successfully employ and retain disabled people and those with health conditions.

As a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer we:

  • have undertaken and successfully completed the Disability Confident self-assessment
  • are taking all of the core actions to be a Disability Confident employer
  • are offering at least one activity to get the right people for our business and at least one activity to keep and develop our people.

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 two 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.