3 Apr 17

Dungeness B looks to recruit 24 skilled operations staff

Nuclear power station on the Kent coastline invites engineers and technicians to an Open Evening later this month

Interested in working in the nuclear industry?  Keen to see inside the control room of a nuclear power station? Or maybe you’d just like to find out more about what it’s like to work for an energy company like EDF Energy? Dungeness B power station is opening its doors on Thursday 20 April to anyone interested in becoming an operations engineer or technician.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to sign-up and come along to the visitor centre at the station from 18:30 to 20:30 on 20 April to learn more about the upcoming vacancies and get the opportunity to speak to staff at the station. Attendees will also have the opportunity to get hands-on in the control room simulator which is an exact replica of the control room which drives the two 615MW reactors on the Dungeness B site.

Human Resources Manager Helen Hamilton said: “If you have experience working in the nuclear industry or even if you have an industrial or manufacturing background then we want to hear from you. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear first-hand what it is like to work at a power station and to come and ask us questions about the roles and benefits of working for EDF Energy.”

“And if you think these are jobs are just for men think again. We have an increasing number of high-quality women working in roles like these across our nuclear business and we want to encourage more females to join us. Women should see that these roles are accessible and rewarding for them, as well as men.”

Dungeness B is a major employer in the area with 550 full-time staff and an additional 200 permanent contract staff.  The station also has 25 apprentices and graduates from the company’s engineering scheme.

Places are limited so you will need to contact the Dungeness B visitor centre on 01797 343728 or e-mail dungenessbtours@edf-energy.com if you are interested in coming along.

For more information contact:

Laurence Ollier
External Communications Manager - Generation (South East)
0781 3232 765

EDF Energy

EDF Energy is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers and businesses with electricity and gas.

It generates electricity with eight nuclear power stations, more than 30 wind farms, one gas and two coal power stations, as well as with combined heat and power plants.

EDF Energy is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C. This will provide low carbon electricity to meet 7% of UK demand. The project is already making a positive impact on the local and national economy, British industry, as well as boosting skills and education. EDF Energy also invests in a range of low carbon technologies including renewables and battery storage. It is applying research and development expertise to improve the performance of existing generation and developing the potential of new technologies.

The company provides gas and electricity for more than 5 million customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain and the largest supplier to British businesses. It offers innovative energy systems for commercial customers and digital innovation for customers at home. EDF Energy has also launched its own innovation accelerator, Blue Lab, which focuses on making customers’ lives easier.

Through its Better Energy Ambitions, EDF Energy has developed comprehensive environmental and social programmes which have been recognised by a wide range of organisations.

EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK, the company employs around 13,000 people at locations across England and Scotland.

To find out more about the UK's energy challenges visit: www.edfenergy.com/energyfuture/