Becoming a nuclear energy contractor at Sellafield or Capenhurst
With more than 10,000 employees and 3,000 contractors working at Sellafield and Capenhurst at any given time, it’s not hard to see why these sites are a magnet for engineering contractors.
What’s more, with the Government targets to reduce the use of fossil fuel, now could be an excellent time to get into the nuclear fuel industry for the first time.
Sellafield handles the following:
- The decommissioning and demolition of redundant facilities
- Nuclear fuel reprocessing
- The storage of nuclear waste
Capenhurst mainly focuses on the decommissioning and the dismantlement of historic enrichment activities. In addition to these two sites, there is also Risley, which provides additional engineering capability to Sellafield and also undertakes a range of supporting business functions.
There is a wealth of information online regarding current vacancies and selection processes, as well as details of their extremely strict security and work permit procedures. In addition, if you are interested in finding contract work with any employer in this industry, then there are specialist recruitment agencies which can assist in your search.
Choosing an accountant
There are two main options for contractors. You can either set up your own limited company, or you can operate through an umbrella company. There are pros and cons to each, but if you’re looking for the greatest amount of take-home pay, then contracting through your own limited company is the most tax-efficient option.
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