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Our free e-book, "Understanding the Nuclear Industry - A Guide for Job Seekers” provides an understanding of the nuclear industry that will help Quantity Surveyor and Cost Control professionals to secure a job on the UK Nuclear New Build projects.
Hinkley Point C, the first of the proposed projects is scheduled to become one of Europe’s largest construction projects with a construction cost in the order of £18 billion.
With up to 8 new large scale nuclear projects proposed and with no nuclear energy plant having been constructed in a generation, the nuclear industry will need to attract Cost Control professionals from other sectors providing significant opportunities for people with the right skills.
A GUIDE TO HELP YOU GET A JOB IN NUCLEAR
Nuclear is understandably different due to the potentially significant impacts of any error that occurs, its unique technology, culture, regulation and the nuclear terminology used.
Are you familiar with the term Nuclear Safety Culture, do you understand the differences between the types of nuclear reactor or which body is responsible for nuclear regulation? To successfully secure a job in nuclear it will be beneficial to have a good understanding of these differences and how the industry works.
A2O People’s nuclear team have answered these questions in our e-book which you can access on the following link "Understanding the Nuclear Industry - A Guide for Job Seekers”.
The UK Nuclear Energy Industry has developed plans to build five out of the eight identified locations. This poses a significant resourcing challenge, creating up to 5,000 jobs on each construction site.
The scale of the industry’s new build aspirations is driving a growing need to attract new people to the industry. With no nuclear energy plants having been built in the UK for over 20 years, the sector will need to employ a significant number of suitably qualified cost and project control professionals from other sectors.
The factors expected to attract candidates include:
1. The prestige associated with working on Europe’s largest construction projects.
2. The employment stability, with typical construction durations between 7 and 10 years.
3. The potential of good rates of pay for candidates that meet the hiring criteria.
EDF Energy plans to build two new nuclear power stations with a combined generating capacity of 6.4 GW at Hinkley Point and Sizewell. The construction of Hinkley Point C will be undertaken by NNB Generation Co Ltd, consisting of EDF Energy and Chinese investors. Hinkley Point C will be capable of producing 7% of the UK’s electricity, enough for five million homes.
Hinkley C will generate an estimated 5,600 construction jobs at peak, equating to 25,000 individual job opportunities over the 10 year construction period. With the construction sector finally breaking out of recession a key challenge will be sourcing the skilled workforce needed to construct these mega projects.
A2O People are a specialist Recruiter in the Nuclear, Energy, Water & Construction sectors.
If you are interested in exploring opportunities on Hinkley Point C or in the nuclear sector please submit your CV.
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