Andrea works with a team of Business Development and Marketing/Social Impact professionals to progress business opportunities and strategic partnerships for Orano in the UK. They work to bring value and solutions for Orano’s UK clients, to raise awareness of its capabilities and to engage in activities which support the communities where it operates.
As a Business Development Director, Andrea’s role is to look at the UK nuclear sector landscape and, along with her team, prioritise how Orano can best support the sector and the challenges its customers face. Orano is a large global organisation with significant expertise and capabilities across the nuclear lifecycle.
“Every day I learn something new about our capabilities, our experts and our technologies. My job is to make sure our customers also understand the full value we can bring to them. No two days are the same! A typical week for me can include meetings with clients or potential partners, supporting or reviewing the development of a bid or a value proposition for a client, working with colleagues on internal strategic business reviews, discussing our marketing or social impact activities!
“When I joined the nuclear sector I honestly thought I would only stay in the sector for a year or two, I didn’t really believe that the sector could offer me (as a non-technical graduate) a long term and varied career. That thought was 30 years ago and I’m pleased to say I was wrong! The sector has offered me so many professional and personal development opportunities which have included a variety of business and operational management roles within a number of amazing global nuclear organisations. The various roles I have held have given me the opportunity to meet and work with so many clients and partners from all over the world as well as the opportunity to be based overseas for several years.
“The sector has offered me so much more than I could have imagined 30 years ago! I would definitely encourage school leavers, graduates and anyone looking for career change to seriously consider joining the nuclear sector. Our sector is effectively a business eco-system with many different types of entities all of which need a diverse set of skills, academic backgrounds and perspectives. You don’t have to have a technical degree or background to have a long-term, rewarding career in the nuclear sector.”