Advancing Careers in Nuclear
Building on its close cooperation with the Nuclear Institute, Jacobs’ recent decision to join the NI Company Membership Scheme is the next step in further developing its professionalism across the U.K. nuclear sector. Expanding its nuclear capability remains an important and long term priority for Jacobs, given the significant investment programs planned for U.K. Energy and the associated demand for specialist skills across nuclear and infrastructure.
“As Jacobs continues to grow in the nuclear sector, success depends on developing our people at all levels of the organization and creating an environment where we inspire and empower our people,” said Jacobs Vice President, Aerospace & Technology Europe, Peter Lutwyche.
“We are delighted to be partnering with the Nuclear Institute to help our people develop their nuclear professionalism, and to promote U.K. nuclear energy and skills in the broader sense. We’re already a big investor in people and career development, with well-developed graduate and apprenticeship programs in the U.K., and support of professional accreditation, so this scheme provides another opportunity for our people to keep their career in nuclear advancing with us.”
The arrangement allows Jacobs employees to join the NI as Associate members, giving them access to the full range of benefits of NI membership, as well as starting them on the path towards full professional membership.
Nuclear Institute CEO Sarah Beacock said: “We’re thrilled that Jacobs has signed up to the NI’s Company Membership Scheme. Not only does it display their commitment to their own team, for whom this will be an important step on their professionalism paths, but it also contributes to the development of professionalism in the wider industry. In the early months of the new Company Membership Scheme, this positive move demonstrates the importance of the scheme, and we look forward to developing our relationship with Jacobs going forward.”
The implementation of the scheme is the latest stage in a long and close relationship between Jacobs and the NI, which has seen Jacobs’ active involvement with Women in Nuclear U.K. and many NI events hosted by the organization.