National recognition for Sellafield Ltd apprenticeship programme

The annual rankings, produced by the Department for Education, highlight some of the country’s most successful programmes that help future apprentices identify opportunities with leading employers.

Sellafield Ltd recruits up to 200 apprentices each year across 18 schemes, and currently has 600 in training.

This year, circa 200 will complete their apprenticeships across multiple disciplines, from Level 2 (GCSE equivalent) to Level 6 (degree level) schemes.

Donna Connor, Sellafield Ltd’s head of education and skills said:

Being listed in the top 100 is endorsement of our excellent training programme, working in partnership with our training providers across a wide range of disciplines.

There is a really exciting career ahead for our young people, who have the opportunity to carry out the nationally important work of cleaning up the country’s highest hazards and creating a clean and safe environment for future generations.

Over 33% of our current apprentice cohort are female and we retain 95% of our apprentices when they complete their training. I’m delighted that our schemes have received this recognition.

Amongst our many successes this year includes 12 Business Administration students. Business Administration apprentice scheme lead Louise McKain said:

Sellafield Ltd has offered a successful Business Administration apprentice scheme for a number of years which has proven popular with people from different backgrounds and levels of experience.

During the 2 year scheme, our apprentices are provided with 3 placements where they acquire skills to provide quality business administration support to the management teams across a variety of departments.

This year, the 2020 intake of students have obtained Level 3 Business Administration standard and City & Guilds Level 3 Diplomas, and I’m proud to say that for the first time we have seen all 12 pass their end point assessments gaining distinctions.

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