NRS Careers

For all our futures

Do you want to build YOUR career in a growing industry with hundreds of opportunities in the UK and beyond?

Do you want to work for a company who will mentor you, challenge you and give you the experience you need to gain recognised qualifications?

Do you want to be a part of delivering one of the world’s most important environmental programmes?

We offer good salaries and benefits, a supportive and friendly working environment as well as further training and progression opportunities.

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Find out more about careers at Nuclear Restoration Services (NRS)

Nuclear Restoration Services (NRS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). NRS is responsible for decommissioning first generation nuclear power stations Berkeley, Bradwell, Chapelcross, Dungeness A, Hinkley Point A, Hunterston A, Oldbury, Sizewell A, Trawsfynydd and Wylfa, and research sites Harwell and Winfrith. NRS is also responsible for electricity generation at hydroelectric plant Maentwrog. As a division of NRS, Dounreay is responsible for the clean-up and demolition of the former centre of fast reactor research and development.

Over the next decade, as they are defueled, advanced gas-cooled reactor sites at Hunterston B, Dungeness B, Hinkley Point B, Torness, Heysham 1 & 2, and Hartlepool will join NRS for decommissioning. 

Our work is the first of its kind and we are continually learning and refining how we do this work. Our ultimate aim is to free up our land for reuse for all our futures. What that looks like will be different at each site depending on the challenges, the needs of the local community and the environmental impact.  

The nature of our work is complex and challenging as these sites were not built with decommissioning in mind. But we have one of the most experienced nuclear workforces in the world, with the right skills and expertise to deliver. 
We are constantly learning and adapting our approach to decommissioning, utilising new techniques, evolving technologies, and working with the NDA group and supply chain to explore opportunities to deliver benefits, reduce costs and timescales.  

Our mission is to safely and securely deliver our sites to closure with a workforce: 

  • Focussed on achieving value for our customers and the taxpayer;
  • Motivated to deliver the site programmes; and
  • With clear future employment opportunities. 

To find out more about our work, please visit Nuclear Restoration Services - GOV.UK (

Graduate Programme & Apprenticeships

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We understand the importance of engaging young people and career changers, from different backgrounds, incorporating the perspectives of a diverse breadth of people, and make spaces for many voices to be heard. By doing this we will generate the most robust and effective ideas and will be more resilient in our delivery approach.

We offer a wide range of graduate and apprenticeship opportunities across many disciplines and levels. For more information please visit our graduate partner website NDA group graduate programme - One extraordinary group, so many possibilities ( and our apprentice recruitment partner Apprenticeships - Energus       

To view current apprenticeship vacancies, click this link (please note that we partner with Energus for our apprenticeship recruitment and you will be redirected to Energus' own site)  - Job Listings at Energus Ltd (   

Whether you are looking for your first job out of full-time education, changing careers or taking your first steps back into the world of work after a career break, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.

Our Programmes of Work

  • Waste management programme - Providing the infrastructure, plant and equipment to retrieve, condition and store, or dispose of radioactive and other waste.
  • Decommissioning programme - This covers the demolition, dismantling and removal of plant and equipment.
  • Asset management programme - This covers asset management and maintenance of the buildings and facilities, ensuring they are in a safe and operational condition until ready for demolition or decommissioning.

The business is organised to support these programmes with a number of enabling functions, covering areas such as safety, engineering, HR, procurement, IT and finance, in place to support delivery of the work programme.

We are committed to delivering our mission safely and responsibly with care for our people, our communities, and the environment, to leave a positive long-lasting legacy for future generations. 

Your working life at Nuclear Restoration Services (NRS)

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While decommissioning is the current task at hand, NRS is also working hard to future-proof the organisation by investing in its workforce, assets, communities, sites, and surrounding landscapes to ensure it leaves a sustainable nuclear legacy. 
With safety at the heart of all activities, NRS continuously strives to prevent incident or harm to its people, plant, and the environment. Frequent and thorough briefings and safety campaigns are in place to ensure the workforce is well equipped to undertake work safely and to model safe behaviours. 
NRS also strives to be a supportive and inclusive workplace, where protecting the mental health and wellbeing of its workforce is every bit as important as maintaining a strong safety record. Employee networks, mental health first aiders, a strong focus on wellbeing and a comprehensive equality, diversity and inclusion programme all work towards this goal. 

Our values provide the living framework that embodies our approach. The ways in which we deliver are as important to Nuclear Restoration Services (NRS) and the wider NDA Group as what we deliver. Doing the right thing, in the right way, must be at the heart of our approach to all our work.

  • Pride - We take pride in who we are and what we do; 
  • Care - We genuinely care about enabling a more energy efficient future for all;
  • Innovation - We are innovators and thrive on complex challenges;
  • Collaboration - We enjoy collaboration and we work as one;
  • Commitment - We are committed to a more safe, secure and sustainable future; and
  • Respect - We respect our people and our local communities.

We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. 

Your Reward & Benefits

Holiday entitlement 

The more important the work, the more important the play. Work/life balance matters to us. That’s why we offer 25 days holiday as standard annual leave entitlement. 

Public holidays 

In addition to annual leave entitlements there are 8 public holidays per year observed as paid holidays within the company. 


We offer an attractive defined contribution (money purchase) pension scheme. Up to 13.5% employer pension contribution depending on individual contribution amount. 

Annual bonus 

You’ll have the opportunity to benefit from an annual bonus scheme, linked to company performance. Additional personal bonuses are also available to those individuals who hold management positions. (Note: the company reserves the right to review or withdraw the bonus schemes at any time). 

Career Development 

We are an exciting and challenging company to work for whereby you will benefit from interesting and challenging work that will help you develop and grow your skill set. We understand the benefit of completing formal qualifications and we support this. 


NRS has partnered with Neighbourly, an award-winning platform that helps businesses make a positive impact in their communities by connecting employees with volunteering opportunities in our communities.

Rewarding our people 

We are fully aware of the benefits that can be achieved when recognising the hard work and efforts of our people and that’s why we have a number of rewards in place for individuals who go over and beyond, as well as recognising our employee’s loyalty to us. These include: 

  • Reward and recognition
  • Long service awards
  • Professional Institute membership
  • We provide a number of family friendly policies, which contain benefits that exceeds the statutory requirement. 

Your Training & Development

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People are our most valuable asset. We will invest in your training and development, and provide support to help you excel in your role. In return we expect enthusiasm, motivation and a commitment to learning and skills development.

NRS provide our staff not only with training to maintain and develop competence but also provide support for Career Development opportunities, including external qualifications and accreditations, and enable support for Continued Professional Development. We understand the importance of Learning and Development and have a large catalogue of training courses and suppliers as well as our L&D Centre of Expertise who can support you with defining your training needs and getting the training you need to safely, competently and confidently perform your role.

Your Opportunities - Nuclear Restoration Services (NRS) & One NDA

As part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), you'd be joining a team of 17,500+ colleagues across more than 900 different job roles. Our "One NDA" philosophy increases opportunities for people to move more easily to work in other parts of the group and provides the NDA with the opportunity to capitalise on the wealth of experience and talent across NDA businesses.  

Nuclear Restoration Services (NRS) in the community

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We take the role of our sites in the local community very seriously and we are proud to be a good neighbour.

Each of our sites has a Site Stakeholder Group (SSG) or Local Community Liaison Council (LCLC) which act as a liaison between the local community and the site. Independently chaired, the groups meet regularly to examine our work, as well as that of the NDA and our regulators. Membership includes local councillors, non-governmental organisations and other interested stakeholders.

NRS socio-economic scheme

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has a responsibility under the Energy Act (2004) to mitigate the socio-economic impact of its work programme where it operates. NRS works with the NDA to manage a socio-economic funding portfolio of £1million each financial year for activities that benefit the social or economic life of NRS communities.  The scheme has three funding aims:

  1. Supporting transformational projects that mitigate the impact of decommissioning around NRS sites
  2. Helping to build sustainable communities
  3. Being a good neighbour.

Funding is prioritised towards the first two aims, where the biggest and most sustainable socio-economic impact can be achieved. 

You can learn more about our socio-economic work here

Lending a helping hand

Our sustainability policy commits to supporting the development of resilient communities around our sites. Using our time, and expertise to support local good causes, in various ways, is another option that can make a huge difference to charities and communities and help them become more resilient.

This is why NRS has partnered with Neighbourly, an award-winning platform that helps businesses make a positive impact in their communities by connecting employees with volunteering opportunities in our communities.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Everyone has the right to feel respected, valued and included at work. To be successful we need to retain and utilise the skills and talents of all of our people. This means we take respect for people very seriously and we are committed to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion is given the priority it requires to allow everyone to feel included. We expect all people working at NRS to uphold our standards and expectations. There are a number of employee-led diversity networks in place.

Nuclear Restoration Services (NRS) is a Disability Confident Leader. 

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NRS is committed to sustainability. We demonstrate this by protecting and enhancing the lives of people, contributing to sustainable local and regional economies and safeguarding the environment for future generations. In all of our decisions and actions, we have a responsibility to think about the legacy we leave behind. Our strategy focusses on five goals:

  1. Governance: Working collaboratively across the nuclear industry, sharing our expertise, and developing innovative solutions;
  2. Environment: Valuing the resources we use, nurturing biodiversity within and around our sites, acting on climate change and achieving our commitment to Net-Zero by 2050;
  3. Supply Chain: Leveraging social value in our procurement and partnering with suppliers who share our sustainability objectives, increasing our impact;
  4. Employees: Caring for our people by creating rewarding jobs and careers, building a diverse workforce and retaining skills for the future of the nuclear sector; and
  5. Communities: Listening to and collaborating with stakeholders to support the development of resilient communities around our sites.