30 March 2022

UK Atomic Energy Framework to fill over 100 roles worth £9.5mln over next four years

New fusion energy recruitment framework aims to boost economy and improve diversity.

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The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) will fill over 100 roles worth £9.5 million to the economy in support of its major fusion energy programmes over the next four years.

Its Project Delivery Services Framework is aimed at improving social and economic inequality in addition to providing a fast and flexible approach to recruitment.

Engineers, project managers and apprentices from across the UK will be seconded from six companies, chosen via a competitive tender process, for demonstrating a clear commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). This includes:

  • Established partnerships with organisations such as BAME Apprenticeship Alliance, STEM Network
  • Adding social value to communities as they rebuild post COVID-19 in addition to working with social mobility charity, Career Ready
  • Employing apprentices that will work at UKAEA’s Oxfordshire and Yorkshire sites in addition to delivering outreach events to encourage careers in STEM

The six successful suppliers selected for UKAEA’s Project Delivery Services Framework, are: Atkins (with Faithful+Gould), Arcadis (with DBD and Enkom), Gleeds, Mace, Prima Uno and Turner & Townsend.