Engineer creates 500 jobs to meet decarbonisation challenge

By Tim Aldred

16 Feb 2024

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Blackburn-based Assystem is to create more than 500 jobs in 2024 as it undertakes decarbonisation projects across the UK.

The new jobs will be located across Assystem’s regional office network that also has locations in Bristol, Culham, Derby, Glasgow, London, Sunderland, Warrington and Westlakes.

Roles span graduates, engineers, project managers, data scientists, and support services professionals such as those in health & safety, HR and finance.

One reason for this demand is the rapid need for a technical workforce to build new nuclear power, which is forecast to provide 25 per cent of the UKs energy by 2050, and other low-carbon power required to establish the UK as a low-carbon and energy independent economy. 

Projects range from the new - including Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C - to decommissioning the old, such as at Sellafield. 

Assystem is also involved in the development of fusion power and projects with infrastructure clients such as Network Rail. 

Vicky Proctor, chief people officer at Assystem in the UK, said: "Assystem is at the forefront of the UK’s energy transition programme that concerns new low-carbon power and transportation and infrastructure. 

"The new low-carbon technology that is being developed in the UK is leading-edge work that is creating exciting career pathways for technical specialists and professionals working in the support teams that orbit this great industry."

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