Sellafield's Centre of Excellence hosts successful careers showcase

Hundreds of people potentially looking for a career within Engineering and Maintenance at Sellafield attended the department’s first careers day. The event, held on Saturday, was a resounding success. 

In a packed event at the Engineering Centre of Excellence in Cleator Moor, hundreds of people considering the career gathered for the department’s inaugural careers day.  

A total of 55 Sellafield Ltd staff members provided insight into their roles within the organisation. They also offered guidance on various career pathways, like apprenticeships, degree apprenticeships, graduate and student placements, as well as roles spanning mechanical and electrical disciplines. 

Engineering and maintenance play pivotal roles at the Sellafield site. The event served as a platform to showcase the diverse and exciting engineering and maintenance opportunities available at Sellafield. 

Emma Hetherington, Engineering and Maintenance head of profession at Sellafield Ltd, said, “We were overwhelmed with the interest in our first careers fair. The event sold out really quickly. It’s great to see such an appetite to work for Sellafield Ltd, and we will look to host more of these going forward, including other ways of introducing people to the Centre of Excellence.” 

The event gave attendees the chance to interact with industry professionals, engage in hands-on activities, and explore a wide array of career paths within the nuclear industry, ranging from craft and engineering to professional support. It aimed to inspire individuals of all ages to consider careers in this sector. 

Lyla Chandler, a 16-year-old A-level student, shared her experience, saying, “I wanted more insights into what Sellafield does and can offer to help me decide which apprenticeship to apply for.” 

Kat Sullivan, who is currently pursuing a control systems degree apprenticeship, said: “I really enjoy doing careers fairs and enjoy meeting different people. The best part is then meeting some of them at work a year or so later on. It’s nice to think that I might have made a difference in their decision making.” 

For more information about Sellafield Ltd and future career opportunities, visit Sellafield Ltd Careers. 

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