The Nuclear Industry Association has published its annual jobs map of the UK for 2020, that shows nearly 60,000 people are employed in the civil nuclear sector across the UK.
The South West is noted as an employment hotspot for the industry, with 12, 476 people employed in the region. This is bettered only by the North West on 24,005.
Of today’s announcement that civil nuclear employs 59,584 across the UK, NIA’s Chief Exec, @tomjgreatrex, says: “The industry has shown extraordinary resilience in sustaining high-skilled, well-paid jobs & keeping the lights on throughout this pandemic.” https://t.co/Aip0w8icgj pic.twitter.com/xdDfqK1Obn
— Nuclear Industry Association (@NIAUK) September 14, 2020
Bridgwater & West Somerset is unsurprisingly the centre of nuclear activity in the South West, thanks to new build activity at Hinkley Point C but also for decommissioning, waste management and research.
Elsewhere in the region, the Bristol West and Gloucester constituencies sit in the top ten in the country for nuclear jobs, thanks to significant operational presence for both new build and decommissioning by EDF. The Filton & Bradley Stoke also sees a large growth in employment numbers thanks to the new EPR Engineering Design Centre recently opened at Aztec West.
UK Nuclear Jobs Map 2020
Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the NIA said: “The industry has shown extraordinary resilience in sustaining high-skilled, well-paid jobs & keeping the lights on throughout this pandemic.
You can explore the interactive jobs map here, which breaks down the jobs by parliamentary constituency and company.