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Career opportunities for the STEP programme at UKAEA

We are recruiting a range of roles as part of this exciting programme. If you want a new career in a unique industry, take a look at the roles we are recruiting for below.

The UK Atomic Energy Authority’s mission is to lead the delivery of sustainable fusion energy and maximise scientific and economic impact.

Do you want to work at the forefront of fusion research and technology, which could solve the world’s energy problems by providing a clean and virtually limitless energy source?

Do you want to be part of a unique international environment?

Come and join us on the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) programme, an exciting and ambitious national endeavour.

You will work with a vibrant team in conjunction with industry to deliver a multi-billion project aiming for completion by the early 2040s. Successful delivery of the STEP fusion prototype power plant will pave the way for a fleet of commercial fusion plants.

Scientific meeting at CCFE

What we’re looking for:

We are looking for people who want to help make a difference to the world. No fusion experience is necessary, just someone with relevant skills for the roles and who have an interest in fusion research.

We have a number of professions available, including Project Manager, Lead Engineer, Systems Engineer and many more.

Click on the roles below to find out more information.

UKAEA operates the new Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (“MAST”) Upgrade machine, which is the forerunner of STEP.

UKAEA also hosts the Joint European Torus (“JET”), the only machine in the world that can use both tritium and deuterium, the fuels for commercial fusion power.

UKAEA is strongly involved with ITER – the world’s largest fusion experiment, and the EUROfusion programme.

Find out more:

Please go to our job vacancies page to see the roles we’re offering and to apply.

Further details of the STEP programme can be found at www.step.ukaea.uk and more information about UKAEA’s wider work is available at www.gov.uk/ukaea.

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