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The UK Nuclear Energy Industry is on the cusp of a major renaissance with plans to develop 16GW of new nuclear power at 5 locations, Hinkley Point C, Sizewell C, Wylfa, Oldbury and Moorside. This poses a significant resourcing challenge, creating an estimated 25,000 individual job opportunities on each of the 5 proposed sites.
With no nuclear plants having been built in the UK for over 20 years, the industry will need to attract and reskill a new generation of engineering and construction professionals from other sectors. While it is envisaged that candidates will be attracted to working on Europe’s largest construction projects, the question remains on where the skilled work force will come from.
The nuclear sector recognises the need to attract individuals who have gained experience in other sectors and enabling them to make the transition into nuclear. One identified source of candidates will be suitably qualified individuals with project experience in other regulated industries, such as oil and gas, defence, pharmaceutical, and energy / water utilities.
The nuclear industry is different to other construction sectors due to its unique context, regulation, technology, culture and the terminology used. To successfully secure a job in nuclear it will be important to have a good understanding of how the industry works.
As a significant proportion of the job seekers will be new to the Nuclear Industry, A2O People have developed a series of guides which you can access by Visiting the Resources Page of our website, or you can read our e-book "Understanding the Nuclear Industry - A Guide for Job Seekers”.
Our specialisation in the nuclear industry and our access to a wide and diverse talent pool of typically passive candidates provides us with a competitive advantage in helping Employers source hard to find candidates and Job Seekers find employment.
To learn more about the Energy and Nuclear Sectors Visit Our Resources Page. We are adding new titles every month so don’t forget to check our website regularly for the latest releases.
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