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Hinkley Point Jobs - What You Need to Know To Get a Job in Nuclear


Hinkley Point C, the first of up to eight proposed Nuclear Energy projects in the UK is scheduled to commence in earnest early in 2016. Hinkley C has been estimated to have a construction cost in the order of £18 billion which will make it one of the largest construction projects in Europe.

In our free e-book, "Understanding the Nuclear Industry - A Guide for Job Seekers” we highlight some of the key information Engineers, Project Control and Project Management professionals interested in working on the Hinkley project and in nuclear will be expected to know.


Hinkley Point Jobs – A guide to help you get a job in nuclear

Nuclear is understandably different due to the potentially significant impacts of any error that occurs, its unique technology, culture, regulation and the nuclear terminology used.

Are you familiar with the term Nuclear Safety Culture, do you understand the differences between the types of nuclear reactor or which body is responsible for nuclear regulation? To successfully secure a job in nuclear it will be beneficial to have a good understanding of these differences and how the industry works.

A2O People’s nuclear team have answered these questions in our e-book which you can access on the following link "Understanding the Nuclear Industry - A Guide for Job Seekers”.


The Hinkley C Project

EDF Energy plans to build two new nuclear power stations with a combined generating capacity of 6.4 GW at Hinkley Point and Sizewell. The construction of Hinkley Point C will be undertaken by NNB Generation Co Ltd, consisting of EDF Energy and Chinese investors. The project will utilise a Third Generation European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) designed and developed by AREVA. The EPR completed Generic Design Assessment (GDA) in 2012. Hinkley Point C will be capable of producing 7% of the UK’s electricity, enough for five million homes.

Hinkley C will generate an estimated 5,600 construction jobs at peak, equating to 25,000 individual job opportunities over the 10 year construction period. The scale of the projects will drive the need to attract new people to the industry from other sectors and to reskill a new generation of engineering and construction professionals. With the construction sector finally breaking out of recession a key challenge will be sourcing the skilled workforce needed to construct these mega projects.


A2O People are a specialist HR Services provider and Recruiter in the Nuclear, Energy, Water & Construction sectors.

If you are interested in exploring opportunities on Hinkley Point or in the nuclear sector you can submit your CV.

Our website shares advice for job seekers on how to find a rewarding career in the Utility and Construction Industries, and HR insights for Employers on how to Engage, Develop and Retain employees.

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