We know nuclear

Isn’t nuclear power amazing? Lots of zero carbon electricity keeping lights bright, trains travelling and Playstations playing – but what about the most important part of our stations, our people?

Meet the people behind the power,
the voices behind the volts,
the team behind the terrawatts

Highly-trained, committed, professional people who drive, cycle, walk into work each and every day to make sure you can click the kettle on. Each one with a key role in proudly generating zero carbon power and each one with a tale to tell about how they joined this fascinating family.

Greig Elliot is the third generation of his family to work at Torness nuclear power station, which has been producing low carbon electricity for more than 30 years.

Kate Donkin works in the efficiency office at Hartlepool power station, after being supported by EDF through sixth form and her degree at Durham University.

"Nuclear power is something that I feel strongly about. It's something that we need as a nation for baseline power."

Kate Goan, Environmental Safety Group Engineer

Maintenance Technician Jamie Jackson swapped nuclear submarines for nuclear reactors when he came to work at Hartlepool power station and has a bright future ahead of him.

Kate Goan is an Environmental Safety Group Engineer at Torness power station. She knows all about the contribution our power stations have made in the fight against climate change.

"We've got hundreds of years of technical expertise here."

John McHoul, Technical Engineer

Lee Gibson is Defuelling Manager at Hartlepool power station where he's worked for more than 15 years, focused on helping the station’s team move seamlessly from generation to taking the fuel out of the reactors in 2024. 

Technical Engineer John McHoul has been working in the energy industry since 1978, almost as long as our nuclear power stations have been powering the country with low carbon electricity. 

"I feel privileged working here because of the support system we have and the learning culture."

Eusebius Omeife, Electrical Systems Engineer

Operations Technician Sophie Davison came through the EDF apprenticeship scheme and is now an active member of the team at Heysham 2 nuclear power station.

Eusebius Omeife's fascination with electricity started when he suffered a shock from his mum’s cake mixer in Nigeria. This set him on the path to join EDF as an electrical engineer, via Strathclyde University.

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