Formerly the Sellafield Visitors Centre, this complex has now been converted into the Sellafield Business and Information Centre. At its peak, the visitors centre attracted an average of 1,000 people per day.
In recent years, its popularity has waned, prompting the change from tourist attraction to conference facility.
The Sellafield centre is widening its community role and promoting business to business interaction in West Cumbria by offering meeting rooms, conference and exhibition space and lecture theatre facilities to the business community as well as still retaining a small exhibition area which remains open to the public. This results in several engineering vacancies in Cumbria being created and some accounts assistant roles also.
Sellafield Centre facilities
The Sellafield Centre is a unique and incredible versatile venue offering:
• A spacious exhibition hall with vehicular access, state of the art LED lighting and surround sound
• Modern lecture theatre with tiered seating for up to 100 people and 3 cinema-sized screens
• Breakout areas / private exhibition space
• A range of fully equipped meeting rooms for 2 to 35 delegates
• Excellent disabled facilities
• Cafe and on-site catering
• Extensive free parking for both cars and coaches
• Helicopter landing pad
• Outdoor exhibition space can be arranged if required
Public exhibition area
If you are interested in embarking on a career at Sellafield and want to know more about the complex and its facilities the Sellafield Centre, even though the public exhibition area is now very much reduced in size, may still be worth a visit.
As opening times may be restricted it would be advisable to ring the Sellafield Centre on 019467 27027 before planning a visit.
The areas still open to the public include:
• Small exhibition with information boards about Sellafield and its operations
• A high level viewing observatory looking out over the Sellafield Site
• Access to staff who are able to answer your questions
• The cafe
Sellafield directly employs around 10,000 people and is one of the two largest, non-governmental, employers in West Cumbria (along with BAE systems at Barrow-in-Furness), with approximately 90% of the employees coming from West Cumbria.