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With lots of concerns about climate change and the reliability of some sources of renewable energy we are still very reliant on nuclear power. Nuclear power produces about 19% of the UK’s power from 16 reactors around the country.

Careers in nuclear energy offer challenging but very rewarding work with competitive salaries and opportunities for progression.

There is also big business in decommissioning which is when the power plants are closed down to ensure they are safe when their lifetime is over.

Sizewell in Suffolk is the location of two separate nuclear power stations, the Magnox Sizewell A which is currently being decommissioned and has stopped producing electricity and the Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) Sizewell B which is operated by EDF Energy and employs approx 520 full time staff plus over 250 full time contract partners. There are also plans to build a third nuclear power station at the site which will become Sizewell C.

In addition there are companies in this country that use nuclear power to drive things that you might not think of… such as submarines, so there are many interesting areas a career in this sector could take you!

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Joining EDF Energy on one of our exciting Apprenticeship programmes
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Energise Your Future
Students studying GCSE, AS/A‐Level, City & Guilds and BTEC subjects can attend the event which along with exhibitors, includes speakers who aim to paint a clear picture as to what’s to come for the energy industry within the region and what this means for the...
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School & College Students Apprenticeship Open Day - Sizewell B
Some of our power stations are also holding specific events for Apprentices, which are invaluable to anyone considering a career with us and will also give you an opportunity to meet the team. Feel free to bring along a parent/guardian and have lots of quest...
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Joining EDF Energy on one of our exciting Apprenticeship programmes – Engineering Maintenance, Business or Smart Metering – you’ll not only earn the skills you need to build a great career, you’ll become part of a better energy future too. Engineering Mainten...
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Job Hunter This year we're opening the Suffolk Skills Show up to all ages, and have added 'Job Hunter'. If you're over 18 and looking for employment you need to be here! Talk to employers who are actively recruiting at the Show, find vacancies using the....
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