Graduate Recruiters and Training Schemes

Sellafield Ltd.

Sellafield represents one of the most environmentally challenging facilities in the world. In addition to the high profile and heavily regulated management of wastes, the sites faces the same challenges as most other large chemical facilities.

Candidates will be involved in all aspects of environmental sustainability, ranging from impact assessment to the improvement of the wider issues of environmental management systems, to corporate strategy. These areas of work involve the analysis and manipulation of data to identify trends and propose solutions for improvement.

Continued development is extremely important in reducing the environmental impact of the site. As a result, Graduates will be offered secondment and training opportunities, structured to meet individual needs, with the aim of achieving Chartered status in the relevant discipline. Whichever discipline an individual chooses, one thing is for certain; from the very first day this scheme provides a real job with real responsibilities. There is also plenty of support on hand from individual mentors and line managers.


Graduates are involved in minimising the impact on the environment in waste categorisation, certification, transport and storage/disposal.

Activities typically involve work on chemistry, chemical engineering, engineering, radiochemistry and materials issues to support waste and decommissioning activities on decommissioning nuclear power stations. The individual will be expected to contribute to optioneering studies in the environmental and waste and decommissioning area and to develop a good understanding of the safety and environmental legislation governing the nuclear industry. You will be responsible for the delivery of technical work to support decommissioned plant together with legacy waste management activities.

EDF Energy

The EDF Energy Nuclear Science & Engineering Graduate Scheme offers a unique opportunity to gain skills and experience in nuclear power generation. Over the course of 12 months, graduates spend time in at least two of our eight UK-based nuclear power stations. They have the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the world’s leading nuclear power experts. All our Nuclear Science & Engineering graduates work towards chartered status in their field of expertises. With regards to formal training, graduates benefit from several weeks’ intensive residential technical, commercial and personal development at our Nuclear Power Academy in Gloucester.

EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and the largest producer of low-carbon electricity, producing around one-sixth of the nation's electricity from its nuclear power stations, wind farms, coal and gas power stations and combined heat and power plants. The company supplies gas and electricity to more than 5.5 million business and residential customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain.