Graduates from as far afield as Portugal and London arrived in Caithness this week to kick start their career at Dounreay.
Ten new recruits have started on the two-year graduate scheme with educational backgrounds as diverse as engineering, law and digital forensics and ethical hacking.
Chief Nuclear Officer Steve Beckitt said: “Graduates are an important part of the site’s future as they bring new expertise to help us progress our decommissioning programme. They start their introduction to the site with a comprehensive safety induction before beginning work in their new teams next week.”
Stacey Fry, a digital forensics and ethical hacking graduate from Caithness, said: “Working at Dounreay is a unique opportunity to do a job which interests me and allows me to be close to home.”
Andrew Gibson, a chemical engineering graduate who studied in Aberdeen, added: “This is an exciting opportunity to use what I have learned as part of my degree in a unique industry where I can solve technical challenges.”
Once the United Kingdom’s centre of fast reactor research and development, Dounreay is now being decommissioned. The skilled workforce is delivering a varied programme incorporating construction, demolition and waste management projects.