New nuclear capacity a boost for skilled energy jobs

Many career opportunities will arise from construction of new nuclear capacity, with demand for scarce, highly skilled energy, environment and safety professionals driving up salaries

Beth Thomas, Reactor Chemistry Engineer at EDF. Photograph: EDFFinal sign-off on the £18bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset in September is set to provide major career opportunities for environmental and energy professionals as well as 7% of UK electricity by 2025.

EDF’s controversial European pressurised water reactor (EPR) plant, the first in the UK, will also be one of the most complicated construction projects yet attempted in this country.

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