Nuclear & You

Nuclear power is an essential part of the UK’s clean energy mix. Since the world’s first nuclear power station opened in Cumbria in 1956, nuclear has been a stable, low-carbon energy source for the country, producing enough electricity to power every home in the UK for 18 and a half years. Not only is it vital that the current generation of nuclear power is replaced with new generation, future increased energy demand needs to be met with low-carbon sources, namely nuclear and renewables.

With Net Zero targets and energy security high on Government agendas, there has never been a better time to join the nuclear industry.

By joining the NI you will benefit from the industry-wide recognition this brings, with membership providing assurance to employers and clients that you are suitably qualified, independently verified nuclear professional.

Providing sustainable employment

The nuclear industry and supply chain employs over 60,000 people in the UK and presents exciting and rewarding career opportunities for the next generation of workers. Thousands of high-skilled, well-paid careers in nuclear new build, current operating plants, and decommissioning will be on offer for nuclear professionals. IMG 20221007 132511 1


The role of the Nuclear Institute

The Nuclear Institute, as the only dedicated professional body for the UK nuclear industry, represents over 3500 professionals at all levels across the sector and sets the standards for nuclear professionalism.

By upholding those standards we contribute to the safe operation of nuclear plants and associated activities, ensuring that industry professionals, regardless of their role and technical discipline, are recognised by the international nuclear community.