re:generation is the NIA’s campaign to help young people understand the civil nuclear sector and the types of jobs open to them when they leave school or university.

You can use this page to request a visit from the re:generation team and to hear from those who work in the industry about the career paths they have chosen and the routes they took.



re:generation on film:


People in Industry:

Dawn James, Amec Foster Wheeler

Dawn James, currently Vice President for Amec Foster Wheeler’s Clean Energy business, has come a long way since beginning her career as an apprentice with Williams Fairey Engineering.

My apprenticeship in mechanical engineering led me to joining PWR Power Projects, where I progressed into a Responsible Engineer role working on the construction of Sizewell B. I moved to WasteChem (now Nuvia), working on the…

Kerry Burns, National Nuclear Laboratory

I completed my three-year apprenticeship with the National Nuclear Laboratory in September 2016. Much of my work is primarily carried out in laboratory conditions and I have been trained in all analytical techniques used within the team including use of Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) equipment.

I recently worked on a project alongside the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) in the USA to compare analytical techniques for…

Gemma Hay, EDF Energy

Thirty three year old Gemma Hay from Eyemouth is in her 3rd year of EDF Energy’s Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship scheme at Torness power station.

I know I’m not a stereotypical engineering apprentice. I wasn’t very hands-on growing up. I didn’t spend my spare time tinkering with cars in the garage; the most I managed was building a few CD racks, but I was fascinated by Torness power station when I…