400 nuclear engineers needed amid new power plant developments

Tunnel boring machines stand ready to commence the major tunnelling work required for Hinkley Point C's cooling water systems. Image: EDF
Tunnel boring machines stand ready to commence the major tunnelling work required for Hinkley Point C's cooling water systems. Image: EDF

Assystem, a nuclear engineering company based in Blackburn, is looking to fill hundreds of jobs for the new nuclear projects key to delivering the Government’s net-zero pledge.

The demand for skilled workers such as project managers and design engineers is driven by the construction of the UKs first nuclear power plant in over 20 years, Hinkley Point C, and the development of a new fleet of 15 compact nuclear power stations currently in design by a Rolls-Royce led consortium of businesses, including Assystem.

In addition to this there is also a demand for jobs in the developing nuclear fusion sector in the UK following significant investment from the UK Government in the STEP programme in 2019.

As a leading nuclear fusion engineering company, Assystem is supporting this work, as well as being the architect engineer of the ITER project. Through both programmes, Assystem can offer opportunities for engineers looking to take part in creating limitless energy by unlocking the possibility of commercial fusion.

Driven by Assystem’s ambitious growth plans and vision for low-carbon energy supply, the company is also launching its first ever UK graduate recruitment scheme to attract the engineering talent from across the country, appealing to anyone who has graduated with a 2:1 or higher in any engineering degree since 2018.

Graduates will benefit from a rotation programme that will give them access to the leading nuclear programmes in the UK and across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Matt Gallimore, chief sales officer at Assystem, commented: “There’s never been a more exciting time for engineers at all points to consider what a career in nuclear energy can offer them, especially with Assystem, the world’s 2nd largest nuclear engineering company with a major presence in most of the countries currently developing nuclear power today.”

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