Rolls-Royce has appointed nuclear recruitment specialists, RPOne - part of the Morson Group - to support its largest recruitment campaign to date to fill around 400 initial vacancies for its small modular reactor programme (SMR).
Rolls-Royce SMR’s programme is the first of its kind in the UK, with the opportunity to develop a factory-built nuclear power plant that is deliverable and scalable at a global level.
The project is intended to play a key role in achieving the Government’s British Energy Security Strategy, which pledges to accelerate the expansion of nuclear by delivering the equivalent of one nuclear reactor per year instead of one per decade.
Having begun the design assessment process with the UK regulators, Rolls-Royce SMR is at a point where it needs to significantly increase its workforce, offering candidates the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology within a world-class team.
As such, it has appointed global talent solutions specialist, Morson Group and its RPOne team – a recruitment process outsourcing solution designed to help start-ups through to those working at scale to achieve their talent ambitions.
Roles will be open to experienced nuclear professionals, young talent and graduates alike, creating a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities that will benefit from the results of the programme.
Adam Ellis, director of talent and HR at Rolls-Royce SMR, said: “This is a perfect opportunity for talented individuals to join our team and bring new ideas and concepts to the table that will create a legacy for generations to come.
“We want to build a diverse team of people with a background in science, a passion for nuclear, or from a sector with transferable skills, with a diverse mix of skills and experiences. This is the most exciting nuclear programme in the UK right now, and anyone joining the team has the chance to develop their role and carve a career for life.”
He added: “RPOne and Morson share these exact ambitions for our future, and their proven nuclear credentials will play an important role in enabling us to source and retain the best talent.”
Ged Mason OBE, CEO at Morson Group, said: “Rolls-Royce SMR has the potential to be truly pivotal in the way the UK – and the rest of the world – sources and uses power. The company is setting new standards in recruitment by opening its doors to anyone who has a passion to change norms in science. While there are several niche roles available, which require specific skillsets, others are open to those who want to help define our futures.
“Part of our collaborative focus will be bringing multiple perceptions to the table. It’s a disruptor to the market, and we want candidates of all backgrounds, with all interests, to join the team to offer greater insight and creativity.
“At its peak, the programme has the potential to create some 40,000 jobs and generate £52 billion in economic benefit.”