Careers in the Nuclear Industry

The Government’s Nuclear Industrial Strategy highlights the issue of an ageing workforce, which is particularly acute among management roles and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), of which nearly 70% are due to retire by 2025.

Among other professional roles retirement rates are also substantial, at up to 50%. Analysis by members of the Skills Alliance indicates that approximately one thousand additional recruits in professional engineering and project roles are needed per year just to replace those leaving the industry. Taken together with the need to allow between ten and fifteen years to develop such expertise, the analysis highlights the scale of the challenge in the nuclear sector and the strategic approach needed to address it.

Major industry employers

Major employers in the nuclear sector include: EDF, Cavendish Nuclear, Sellafield Ltd., Framatome, Jacobs, National Nuclear Laboratory, Orano, IDOM, SNCL Atkins, UK Atomic Energy Authority, the innovative nucleargraduates scheme and many more!


Professional Institutions

Nuclear Institute Young Generation Network

The YGN is the young members' branch of the Nuclear Institute. Find out more:

Students at the University of Bristol can get free Affiliate Membership of the Nuclear Institute. If you are a UoB student, Contact us via email to find out more.

Nuclear Industry Association New 2 Nuclear Group

The NIA New to Nuclear (N2N) group provides new joiners with a dedicated networking, support and business development platform and in time other benefits to accelerate their industry knowledge and career development. N2N is open to members of any age and is free to attend.

The Society for Radiological Protection

The Society for Radiological Protection (SRP) is a professional and learned society that encourages, supports and advances education and learning in radiation protection.

Students can become Affiliate Members for free: visit

Useful links

University of Bristol logoInternships, placements and graduates - University of Bristol Industrial Liaison Office or University of Bristol Careers Service 

Internships, placements and graduates - Gradcracker


Graduates - NuclearJobs recruitment board


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