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Areva says 80 per cent of new nuclear jobs will be British

Published: Tuesday, 15 March 2011   Category: Science, Engineering and IT

University-leavers looking for graduate engineer jobs may wish to look in the field of nuclear energy, as around 100,000 jobs will be created as the United Kingdom builds more power stations.

According to nuclear energy component manufacturer Areva, four new reactors in Somerset and Suffolk will lead to the jobs, which will be run by 80 per cent British companies, according to The Daily Mail.

The reactor-manufacturing company predicts that each new nuclear power plan will create 20,000 over the next six years, half of them created directly - which may include graduate engineer roles - and half indirectly.

Areva is one of many companies currently bidding on the building of two new European plants: Horizon Nuclear, a joint venture between RWE and Eon, as well as a new NuGeneration project.

NuGeneration is a consortium of Scottish and Southern Energy, GDF Suez of France and Spanish company Iberdrola.

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