1000’s of nuclear jobs at risk without Sizewell C: If the UK Government does not approve the plans for the proposed Sizewell C nuclear power station, almost 10,000 jobs in the nuclear construction industry could be at risk.
The Sizewell C Consortium is suggesting, which consists of more than 100 businesses and Trade Unions from across the UK.
If the project is not given the go-ahead the group estimates up to a third of jobs at some firms could be at stake and argues these jobs are necessary to help the UK maintain the ability to develop new nuclear projects and technologies, including Advanced Modular Reactors (AMRs), Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and energy from hydrogen in the future.
The call was made following the news this week that Hitachi has pulled out of the Wylfa nuclear power plant in Wales.
The civil nuclear sector across the UK currently employs almost 60,000 people.
Spokesperson for the Sizewell C Consortium, Cameron Gilmour, said: “For the first time in a generation the UK has developed a world-class nuclear construction and engineering supply chain.
“Without Sizewell C, we will not sustain it and thousands of jobs could be lost as a result. This is not a viable option for Britain. The government needs to get on with giving the green light to Sizewell C.”
1000’s of nuclear jobs at risk without Sizewell C