Helping you find a career in the nuclear engineering industry
Nuclear power provides around 21% of the UK's electricity, so it's big business and requires a skilled workforce to make sure the power is being sourced safely and efficiently.
The nuclear industry is expected to expand drastically in the next few years as many plants are nearing the end of their life-cycle, which means that they will need to be decommissioned and others will be built in order to meet the demand of nuclear power in the UK.
Plans for the new nuclear power stations have already been confirmed and they are expected to create thousands of jobs across the UK.
There are different roles available within nuclear. You could work in one of the new plants as a nuclear engineer, play a role in designing and building a new plant or be part of the decommissioning team that shuts an old plant down.
However, most of these roles will require a science or engineering degree as the work is highly specialised.
A graduate scheme is a great way to learn about the nuclear industry after your degree. You can get a structured introduction that will help to fill in any gaps in your knowledge. It will also provide information into the range of work that is available.
The aging workforce in the nuclear industry means almost a lot of them will be eligible to retire in the next few years. In light of this, the industry is anticipating a skills gap so it's a great time to get your foot in the door.