Human Factors Graduate Programme 2024

Human Factors Graduate Programme 2024 Sellafield, England

Sellafield Ltd
Full Time Sellafield, England 36556 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Job number: SP05128

Profession: Safety Case

Location: Sellafield or Risley

Contract type: Graduate

Salary: £36,556

Posting date: 18/09/2023

Closing date: 27/10/2023

Unlock Your Potential

Are you ready to embark on a journey of growth and professional development? Join our Graduate Development Programme and experience two years of comprehensive support and opportunities to excel in your chosen field. We are committed to nurturing your talents, building your confidence, and enriching your expertise.

Who are we?

Seventy-five years ago, we helped to create the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Today, we’re using our unrivalled knowledge of nuclear to create a clean and safe environment for future generations.

In cleaning up the birthplace of the UK’s nuclear industry, we are once again generating growth and employment in West Cumbria, the North West of England and beyond.

Our 11,000 strong workforce is joined by more than 40,000 people from the best of the best in the nuclear supply chain, from small Cumbrian businesses to global market leaders. We need this diversity of thinking, of backgrounds, cultures and experiences.

The Graduate Programme

The Graduate Development Programme is a two-year initiative crafted to realize your potential as an industry professional. Whether your aspirations lean towards business leadership or technical specialization, our programme equips you for success in both realms. You can expect…

Structured Support: Throughout the two-year tenure, we will guide you towards achieving chartered status or other professional development. Our dedicated team will provide guidance and resources to facilitate your journey.

Diverse Placements: Gain exposure to various business areas through strategically designed placements. This experience will broaden your perspective and enhance your skill set.

Personalized Growth: We believe in holistic growth. Our programme is designed to bolster not only your technical proficiency within your discipline but also your understanding of the broader business landscape.

Behavioural Skills: Enhance your professional conduct through focused behavioural skill development. These skills are crucial for your effectiveness in a dynamic work environment.

Community and Support: Our thriving graduate community, overseen by elected representatives, fosters a sense of belonging. Engage in regular social activities that complement your hard work. Additionally, you will be paired with a graduate buddy, offering peer support during your transition to professional life.

Human Factors Programme: Sellafield, West Cumbria / Risley, Warrington.

As a Human Factors graduate within the safety profession, you will follow a comprehensive training plan in all aspects of Human Factors, acquiring the skills, knowledge and experience required to support your journey to becoming a fully qualified Human Factors Assessor. Beyond that there are opportunities to move into more senior roles within the profession or the wider Sellafield Ltd organisation.

You will be involved with the Human Factors team in supporting a range of areas across the enterprise including Design/Engineering, Safety Case, Pre-Ops & Commissioning and Operations whilst having the opportunity for secondments into other areas of the organisation to help broaden your knowledge and experiences.

To learn more about our Human Factors profession visit:

We are looking for…

We are interested in graduates from a range of degrees, including BSc / MSc in Psychology / Ergonomics and Human Factors. If that’s you and you achieved at least a 2:2 classification or above in your degree, then we would love to hear from you.

Please note: Working at Sellafield Ltd requires you to achieve both security and medical clearance throughout the on-boarding process.

What you will receive in return..

Our graduates start off with a 24-month fixed term contract, with an excellent starting salary of £36,556, rising to £37,394 in your second year with us. Following successful completion of your graduate programme and subject to there being a suitable vacancy you will be retained on permanent basis with us.

On top your annual salary, you’ll have the opportunity to benefit from an annual bonus, linked to company performance, of up to £4000.

If you’re relocating here from more than 30 miles away, we’ll support you with a relocation allowance of £1,400 and give you plenty of information on the best areas to live and how to find a place too. £1,400 can provide you with rent cover for up to 3-months in some areas of west cumbria.

We know that moving on from university isn’t always easy. That’s why all our graduates can also apply for an interest free loan of £2,000 which you pay back through your monthly salary over your 24-month contract.

We aim to strike a good work/life balance by offering 25.5 days’ annual leave with statutory public holidays on top. There is also the ability to purchase an additional 3 days leave on top.

We also offer an attractive defined contribution pension scheme – the company will match up to 13.5% for a 7% employee contribution.

Other benefits include paid sick leave scheme, cycle to work scheme, family friendly policies, welfare & employee assistance programme, employee savings & discounts, plus many others.

Key information

Applications for our graduate programmes will close on 27th October.

Online assessments and video interview stages will take place throughout September and October. Our virtual assessment centres will run throughout November and December. *

  • Please note, if you are unable to attend a virtual assessment during these months you may be unable to complete our application process.

Expected start date: late September 2024

Sellafield has a proud vision of Diversity & Inclusion that aims to attract candidates into an inclusive and supportive workplace. We are honoured to be recognised as a Level 3 Disability Confident Employer.

As users of the Disability Confident Scheme, you will be able to declare a disability when completing our application form or have the option to contact us directly should you require any assistance completing our application process.

You are advised to regularly check your emails (including any junk mail/spam folders) for correspondence related to this post, including assessment or interview invitations and any other type of correspondence relating to your application.

Before you start your application…

We encourage you to complete our immersive, realistic preview into the life of a Graduate at Sellafield before you start your application. Completing this preview will take less than 10 minutes and will help you understand both the type of challenges you may encounter, and if you’re likely to enjoy working here.


Human Factors Graduate Programme 2024
Sellafield Ltd
Seascale, United Kingdom
Martin Chown
Unknown / Non-Applicable
10000+ Employees
Energy & Utilities
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