Vattenfall on nuclear recruitment drive

Vattenfall’s nuclear power business is to recruit more than 300 employees in coming years. The Swedish energy giant has launched a new initiative to attract recently graduated engineers, experienced workers […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

Vattenfall’s nuclear power business is to recruit more than 300 employees in coming years.

The Swedish energy giant has launched a new initiative to attract recently graduated engineers, experienced workers and other people interested in technology.

There are around 60 different professions within the country’s nuclear industry and Vattenfall says major development prospects exist.

Last year nuclear power accounted for 40% of Swedish electricity generation – the infrastructure has been modernised and is thought to be well equipped for long term operation.

The firm says Sweden’s Operation and Maintenance (O&M) industry is currently creating around 20,000 jobs.

Dag Svensson, Head of HR within Business Area Generation, said: “We want to attract, develop and retain staff at the same time as we want to use the campaign to create interest in future career opportunities within an area that is extremely important for Sweden’s electricity supply in the future.

“Looking toward the 2040s, nuclear power generation will create a lot of job opportunities in the next few decades.”