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Graduate jobs in the nuclear industry

Published: Wednesday, 18 April 2012   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

A report focused on safety and risk assessment in nuclear industries has given green light to the nuclear new-build programme of eight new nuclear power plants. This project is set to create a number of new graduate positions in the coming months.

The recent disasters in Japan led to worries about the UK safety strategy system, and a report was carried out months ago to check the current British safety regime concerning nuclear industries.

The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne, has told the House of Commons that the report “confirmed that the UK’s current safety regime is working, and that regulators and industry should continue to work together to make continuous improvements to nuclear safety.”

This news means that eight brand new nuclear industries will be created in the years ahead and, consequently, numerous graduate opportunities will be created.

Engineers needed

The sector skills council for construction, ConstructionSkills, have identified the nuclear new build as a major opportunity for the UK construction market. These eight new projects mean that there will be more graduate construction, QS and civil and structural engineering jobs as people are required to work on the design and construction of nuclear power plants in the near future.

In fact, the sector skills council for science-based industries, Cogent, estimated last January that the nuclear industry will need an additional 7,000 workers before 2017.

Other graduate jobs in the energy sector

Renewal energies in Orkney: The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), along with companies like Xodus Aurora and ScotRenewables, are all employing graduates in Orkney, Scotland.

It’s also worth noting that the oil and gas company BP has launched its ‘Future Leaders Programme’ (FLP) which aims to equip a new generation of leaders with the skills and knowledge required “to take our global business into the future”, according to BP.

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