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UK new-build plays key role in sustaining nuclear sector employment, Says NIA

The number of people employed in the nuclear energy industry in the UK has remained steady despite the Covid-19 pandemic, with new-build projects playing a key role in sustaining employment and improving the country’s construction skills base, the Nuclear Industry Association said.

According to the London-based NIA’s annual Jobs Map, 59,584 people are employed in the civil nuclear sector across the UK, a slight increase on 2019.

All parts of the industry, including generation, new-build, decommissioning and research and development, have sustained operations throughout the disruptions of Covid-19. Thousands of workers in the existing fleet across Scotland and England have ensured that no station has had to stop producing power because of the pandemic, and Hunterston B has been able to restart generation, underscoring the resilience of the sector, the NIA said.

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