Engineering group to create 500 jobs in 2024, driven by new energy projects

Hinkley Point C

Blackburn-based international engineering and digital services group, Assystem, plans to recruit more than 500 staff this year.

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

The group said the recruitment plans have been driven by the Government’s commitment to new nuclear that will create regional industry hot spots. Nuclear power is forecast to provide 25% of the UKs energy by 2050.

As a key player in the delivery of the UKs decarbonisation programme, Assystem said it isn’t just offering jobs, but seeking people who are motivated by the urgency of the energy transition and are ready to bring their ideas, passion, and willingness to dare to the most important low carbon energy projects in the UK.

Recruitment will focus on a variety of roles, including graduates, engineers, project managers, data scientists, and support services professionals such as those in health & safety, HR and finance.

Hinkley Point C construction site

Assystem is involved in a range of new programmes, from new nuclear projects such as Hinkley Point C, Sizewell C and advanced and modular nuclear power, to decommissioning work at Sellafield. The group 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.”