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.
We value our people and believe in nurturing talent by providing them with the opportunities to develop to their fullest potential.
Browse some of our current job vacancies below.
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.
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.
UKAEA allows me to grow both professionally and personally; I feel supported and listened to. I believe that work-life balance is critical for people, working here lets me have that balance so I can bring 100% to everything I do.