This is one of a number of agreements established between Magnox and external companies to support its mission to support staff whilst reducing numbers in line with its optimised decommissioning programme.
The programme will see its ten sites brought to a state of ‘care and maintenance’ when all electricity generation has ended, the fuel safely removed from the reactors and decommissioning activities ceased.
This protocol will increase the options available for Magnox staff who wish to continue their careers in the nuclear industry by transferring to AMEC. By carefully managing this release, Magnox will be able to retain essential skills for as long as they are needed whilst still providing career opportunities for its employees.
AMEC’s current and future growth in the nuclear sector, including Nuclear New Build, operational nuclear plant support and decommissioning programmes requires increased staff resources. This protocol will give AMEC access to a pool of highly qualified and experienced Magnox staff.
Neil Baldwin, Managing Director of Magnox Ltd said: “The managed transfer of staff is a key part of our plans as we move through the transition from generation into decommissioning and through to care and maintenance.
“Whilst it is clear that the future of Magnox – beyond the next five years – is all about decommissioning, this type of agreement provides options for our employees who see their future in nuclear power and electricity generation.”