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Nuclear will be at the heart the UK’s energy transition

18 November 2020

Assystem has welcomed the UK Government’s green light for nuclear projects that will boost jobs across UK regions and place nuclear as a cornerstone of the UK’s plan to reach Net Zero.

The £525million investment to help develop large and smaller-scale nuclear plants and research and develop new advanced modular reactors, outlined in the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, will create thousands of new jobs in the UK and kick start a new UK-based industry to manufacture SMRs.

The news also opens new clear career paths for young engineers, who will now be able to work on sustainable projects for the next decade within several UK regions, while also offering opportunities to those who are working in sectors facing difficulties, with Assystem working on potential bridges between these industries and nuclear.

Assystem’s UK Managing Director, Simon Barber said: “The news that nuclear power will have a key role in the UKs future low carbon energy mix is a major boost for jobs in the regions.

“The SMR programme in full flight will stimulate 40,000 regional UK jobs in manufacturing, construction and operation and Sizewell C will help provide 25,000 jobs opportunities across 2,500 companies in the UK.

“Nuclear projects are major energy infrastructure projects and Assystem is looking for the engineers, project managers, recruiters and graduates who are hungry for the opportunity to join us in building the UK’s green economy.”

Assystem plans to capitalise on growth in the sector to achieve better representation from women in the industry through their #INCREDIBLEWOMEN programme, that is focused on improving the recruitment, retention and evolution of women inside Assystem, to support the UK nuclear industry’s goal of reaching 40% of women in nuclear by 2030.

Assystem is seeking candidates for roles in project management, nuclear safety, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, safety engineering and EC&I engineering roles across the North West, South West, North East and Midlands regions.

In West Scotland, Assystem is also seeking mechanical, electrical, HV, controls and instrumentation and electrical engineering roles, the latter in the field of Transmission and Distribution.

As the world’s second largest nuclear engineering company, Assystem is both a Tier 1 supplier at Hinkley Point C, and a consortium member of the UK SMR programme.

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To apply for the 2021 graduate engineering scheme, send a CV and covering letter to graduates@assystem.com.