Thursday, February 12, 2009

Contractors urged to join ВЈ40bn new nuclear sector

Redundant construction workers are being urged to transfer their skills to the cash-rich nuclear sector.

Recruitment firm Scantec Personnel says opportunities abound in the Government's nuclear decommissioning programme and the ВЈ40bn new nuclear programme for construction workers. 

Adam Spelman, head of Scantec’s nuclear division, said: "The recession is wreaking havoc with the jobs market, so the key phrase we are repeating to workers is вЂtransferable skills’. That is what employers are looking for. Real long term, well paid opportunities exist in the nuclear industry as well as the oil and gas and the bio mass sector."

Experience in the sector is not necessary, says Spelman. "It is important to point out that these sectors are willing to train up staff who have core skills. It is in these sectors that workers in the decimated motor industry and construction trade need to look."


Contractors urged to join ВЈ40bn new nuclear sector


Under the new nuclear programme up to ten nuclear plants could be built in the UK by 2025, with each one providing around 9000 construction jobs. Potential sites include Sellafield in Cumbria, Bradwell in Essex, Oldbury in Gloucestershire and Wylfa in Anglesey. All four were  nominated by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority this month.

A full list of nominated sites will be published by the Government in April.

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