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Assystem launches recruitment drive for 400 engineers
Assystem, the world’s second-largest nuclear engineering company, is aiming to fill hundreds of jobs on nuclear projects which are key to the delivery of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The demand for skilled workers such as electricians, project managers and design engineers is being driven by the construction of the UK’s first nuclear power plant in over twenty years, Hinkley Point C, and the development of a new fleet of 15 compact nuclear power stations currently in design by a Rolls-Royce-led consortium of businesses, including Assystem.
Assystem, which has its UK headquarters in Blackburn, is looking to recruit those who will contribute to the diversity of its’ corporate culture; bringing enthusiasm to their work as well as curiosity, tenacity, the ability to show empathy and the ability to adapt. Through recognising the value of these attributes alongside academic achievements, Assystem aims to create a more inclusive culture.
The company’s #INCREDIBLEWOMEN programme, that has been active since 2010, aims to take positive action to create a balance in the number of men and women in the business and engineering roles more broadly. Assystem is committed to leading the way on the gender diversity conversation in the industry and in 2018 signed up to the UN’s Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) that offer guidance on how to empower women in the workplace.
Driven by Assystem’s ambitious growth plans and vision for low-carbon energy supply, the company is also launching its first ever UK graduate recruitment scheme to attract engineering talent from across the country. Graduates will benefit from a rotation programme that will give them access to the leading nuclear programmes in the UK and across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Matt Gallimore, chief sales officer, Assystem, said: “There’s never been a more exciting time for engineers at all points to consider what a career in nuclear energy can offer them, especially with Assystem.”