It was first used to produce plutonium for the country’s nuclear deterrent after the Second World War.
The world’s first commercial nuclear power station was opened by the Queen here in the 1950s.
And in the decades since, Sellafield workers have helped kept the lights on by reprocessing the UK’s spent nuclear fuel and safely managing waste.
The challenge for today’s workforce is to clean up the legacy of these early operations.
This involves the decommissioning of some of the most hazardous nuclear facilities in Europe.
It is highly skilled work requiring dedication, innovation, dynamism and fresh thinking.
Sellafield Ltd is the company responsible for safely delivering this programme on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
We employ approximately 11,000 people on a complex portfolio of decommissioning, reprocessing, spent fuel management, and nuclear waste management.
Our work makes people and the environment safer every day.
A job at Sellafield places you at the heart of one of the world’s important environmental restoration programmes.
And these unique opportunities are helping Cumbria to develop a world-class skills base and supply chain known as the UK’s Centre of Nuclear Excellence.