We employee over 10,000 people at the Sellafield site, our Risley engineering base and satellite offices.

Our Sellafield site also supports up to a further 5,000 supply chain and agency workers.

The focus of our activities is on the safe, accelerated decommissioning of the Sellafield site. This shift from reprocessing to decommissioning has created a fear that thousands of jobs will be lost in the West Cumbria economy.

However, our Capability Plan provides crucial information to the economic development of West Cumbria.

Acceleration of the decommissioning programme at Sellafield provides higher employment levels for a longer period of time than would otherwise have been the case. This allows us to invest time and resource to retraining and reskilling our workforce to adapt to the future challenges of the site.

We also continue to support apprenticeship and graduate recruitment at Sellafield Ltd

Location Proportion of Sellafield Ltd workforce:
Allerdale 21.5%
Copeland 58.4%
Carlisle (Area) 0.6%
Barrow (Area) 3.7%
Risley 7%
Risley (Area) 1.3%
Other 7.5%