Nuclear Power: Job Creation

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 6th July 2018.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will set regional targets for job creation as part of the 100,000 new jobs planned in the Nuclear Sector Deal.

Photo of Richard Harrington Richard Harrington Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The Nuclear Sector Deal launched on 28 June makes clear the value of nuclear in providing employment to people across England, Scotland and Wales. The deal includes a number of actions that will seek to increase the current workforce to fulfil the estimated 100,000 jobs opportunities the sector has forecasted it will need by 2021. This forecast is based on the latest Nuclear Workforce Assessment commissioned by the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group and published last year, which sets out the inflow rate and types of skills required to inform employers in their recruitment practices.

Implementation of the deal is being discussed through the Nuclear Industry Council and will consider the potential for targets for job opportunities, based on employers’ estimates for their projects.

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