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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!

Did You Know?
Sizewell C is a planned new reactor that would join our fully operational Sizewell B plant in the region. Sizewell B currently contributes to our national nuclear energy programme, which provides about 19% of the electricity used annually in the UK.

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2019 Quantity Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship - Sizewell C (EDF)
Closing Date:
13th January 2019
Salary:
£15,000
Location:
Sizewell, Suffolk
Construction and all supporting activities will be carried out by a large and diverse supply chain overseen by a project team. The Supply Chain function within the HPC Project Team is responsible for the placement and management of all of the contracts require...
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2019 Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship - Sizewell C (EDF)
Closing Date:
13th January 2019
Salary:
£17,335
Location:
Sizewell, Suffolk
Over five years, you’ll learn from industry experts, gain valuable experience on one of Europe’s largest construction projects – Hinkley Point C, all whilst studying for a Civil Engineering Site Management degree.  Hinkley Point C (HPC) will be the first in a...
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2019 Project Controls Apprenticeship - Sizewell C (EDF Energy)
Closing Date:
13th January 2019
Salary:
£15,000
Location:
Sizewell, Suffolk
During this three-year course, you’ll help oversee one of Europe’s largest construction projects, developing key industry skills and a record of practical experience.
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2019 Project Controls Apprenticeship - Sizewell C (EDF)
Closing Date:
13th January 2019
Salary:
£15,000
Location:
Sizewell, Suffolk
During this three-year course, you’ll help oversee one of Europe’s largest construction projects, developing key industry skills and a record of practical experience.
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2019 Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship - Sizewell B (EDF)
Closing Date:
13th January 2019
Salary:
£11,236
Location:
Sizewell, Suffolk
The Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship Scheme is a four-year programme that focuses on skills required to maintain our power stations.  As well as the technical side, we’ll help you develop the attitudes and behaviours essential to the safe operation of ou...
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2019 Quantity Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship - Sizewell C
Closing Date:
13th January 2019
Salary:
£15,000
Location:
Sizewell, Suffolk
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