Amec, amongst the top international engineering and project management firms, revealed its plans to create additional 300 highly-skilled jobs in its Clean Energy Europe business that will be based in the north west of England.
The recruitment drive will be primarily focused on the company’s nuclear sector with a goal of including a wide variety of disciplines such as safety consultants, project managers, mechanical engineers and electrical engineers.
The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon George Osborne MP, in whose Tatton, Cheshire, the headquarters of AMEC’s Clean Energy Europe business is located, has welcomed the announcement. Mr Osborne said: “The creation of over 300 new jobs by AMEC's Clean Energy Europe Business is great news, offering exciting new opportunities to engineers, graduates and apprentices. These are exactly the kind of highly skilled jobs we need in this country.
“The government has just announced the go ahead for a new nuclear power station in the UK and I hope this will create more opportunities for companies like AMEC to expand and grow. “
The President of AMEC’s Clean Energy Europe business, Clive White, said:“This reflects the growth of our nuclear business, not only in the UK but across the wider Europe.
“We have already created around 250 jobs across the business so far this year and are planning to increase those numbers by a further 300 in the months to come.
“These highly skilled positions will focus across the whole spectrum of our business – from new build programmes and reactor operations support, through to our waste management and decommissioning activities in the UK and Europe and also our business within the defence sector. They will be based across our UK and European operations but will have a strong focus at our head office in Knutsford and our state-of-the-art laboratories at Birchwood near Warrington, which are the largest commercial nuclear laboratories in the UK.
“And as a key priority, we are also increasing our young talent programmes to grow the skills for the long term benefit of the industry. We are expanding our graduate and apprenticeship training programmes in the North-West and are introducing re-training schemes to develop available talent from other business sectors. Growing the skills for the future has become part of our daily business.”
Mr Clive declared that AMEC will be taking a proactive part in key recruitment events, but the first port of call for those interested in applying should be their recruitment site on amecfw.com.
AMEC currently employs around 2,500 staff in their Clean Energy Business