Careers at UKAEA

Help shape the future and define what’s possible

We’re a world leader in sustainable fusion energy. We run, and bring together, research working towards a common goal: getting fusion to the grid.

Why should you join UKAEA?

We’re not just developing low-carbon energy. We’re creating a world-class inclusive work place. Our benefits are built to bring out your best — giving you what you need to bring about the future.

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We value our people and believe in nurturing talent by providing them with the opportunities to develop to their fullest potential.

We truly value our employees and all they bring to our company and like to reward you for your hard work! Read more about the benefits available to employees.

current opportunities

Browse some of our current job vacancies below.

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Our facilities

We run the Joint European Torus (JET) – currently the world’s largest tokamak fusion machine. We’re also home to the UK’s MAST Upgrade experiment. And our research labs are accelerating progress in robotics, materials research, fusion technology, fuel research, and more.

Join the UKAEA team

We’re recruiting for a wide range of roles. Are you ready to help us fuel the future?

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We want to support you right from the beginning of your career, and at UKAEA you can explore our early career opportunities

Come to one of our free open events to see what we do and meet the team who are developing fusion energy!

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Fusion energy for the future

Fusion is the ultimate energy source. It’s the process that powers our sun. We’re turning it into a safe, sustainable, low-carbon and abundant technology — a force to fuel the world.

Why do we need fusion?

Energy demand is increasing. Resources are depleting. The climate is in crisis but >80% of power still comes from fossil fuels. Our future depends on alternative sources — and fusion has a key role to play.

I was excited by the opportunity for scientific research into an important problem for the world.
Mark Gilbert, UKAEA Head of Programme

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