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The recent revival of the nuclear energy industry is likely to drive additional demands for nuclear expertise. The UK nuclear energy industry in particular requires additional skilled professionals to manage the current and potential challenges within the nuclear energy market.

Nuclear energy is now considered as a vital source of energy, particularly driven by the requirement to reduce carbon emissions and reduce reliance on the once more dominant oil and gas industry.

The nuclear energy industry requires a varied range of professionals including engineers, scientists, business, sales and financial candidates to support the current market and future development within the sector.

The Nuclear Sector is diverse, includes decommissioning, Power Generation, Processing and Nuclear Defence.

Decommissioning is a vital discipline within the nuclear industry that is vital to manage the commercial and environmental challenges of this sector. Decommissioning and management of the nuclear industry is essential and the most demanding challenge that the industry is now facing. Find out more on the latest nuclear decommissioning jobs.

Power Generation The UK nuclear power sector currently accounts for approximately 18% of electrical supplied nationally. The growing demand for clean, safe and efficient energy has created a surge for new development of nuclear facilities in the UK.

Processing and reprocessing nuclear energy is a growing discipline within nuclear sector. Challenges include operating across the global market to the inclusion of new advances within chemical engineering. 

Defence is an essential factor within the nuclear industry. A number of new contracts are being developed within the UK for the Ministry of Defence by various suppliers located throughout the UK, with the work ranging from construction to dock maintenance.

Around 20% of the UK's electricity comes from nuclear power. As an employee in the nuclear industry, you might be responsible for:

  • The safe management of nuclear power production
  • Reprocessing nuclear fuels
  • Safe management of nuclear waste 
  • Decommissioning old nuclear power stations
  • Management radiological protection and safety
  • Developing new nuclear technology/plants

Your duties could include:

  • Monitoring radiation levels
  • Safe planning of nuclear waste disposal 
  • Management of nuclear safety/security
  • Supervision of nuclear technicians on site
  • finding and fixing faults and recalibrating instruments
  • Applying computer models to analyse safety and efficiency of nuclear technology

other areas, such as:

  • Academic research and development
  • Defence, developing and building new nuclear technology


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