British Energy careers
British Energy, not to be confused with British Gas, was the largest electricity generation company in the UK by volume, until it was bought out by Electricite de France in 2009. What remains of the previous company now exists wholly under the EDF Energy name and has operated as such for quite some years.
At the time of its acquisition, British Energy operated a total of 9 power stations. They were primarily concerned with Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor (AGR) plants; however, they did operate one coal and one Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) plant.
Previous career opportunities with British Energy can still be found across the industry. As the generation of nuclear heat and energy from nuclear reactions culminating in large amounts of electrical power is at present, an indispensible process which feeds the national grid, supplying up to half of the UK’s electricity - and this requires an adept, skilled, technical workforce to ensure the safe, consistent delivery of that energy.
The Nuclear industry
Since EDF’s acquisition of British Energy the demand for energy has risen in line with current economic developments, advancements in technology as well as increasing business and consumer consumption fueling growth to meet demand. This consistent demand for readily available energy to power homes and businesses across the UK also drives a growing demand for skilled workers to fulfill diverse, challenging and competitive opportunities.
Sought after disciplines range from infrastructure setup and construction, including: skilled engineering technicians, both civil and structural, material, mechanical, nuclear, computer, systems, fire and project management.
Professional persons are also sought with competencies in:
- Risk assessment
- Strategy planning
- Project management
- Business management
- Document control
- Quality control
- Radiation safety
- Information technology
- Human resources
Government funding has continually been secured in previous years to ensure the creation, development and update to nuclear sites across the country to ensure the industry continues to meet the growing demand for energy consumption and the necessity to power economic growth.
A career in the energy sector provides dynamism and growth across a wealth of diverse technical disciplines. These skills are equally valued and required to facilitate an indispensable commodity, which generates both rewarding career opportunities and a valuable service to millions of homes and business across the UK and the rest of the world.
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