Staff at the Dounreay nuclear power complex have been offered the chance of a new job once their work at the site is finished. About 1,100 Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) employees have been made the offer by DSRL’s parent company Cavendish Dounreay Partnership. The nuclear plant near Thurso, in Caithness, is in the process of being decommissioned and closed down. The new jobs would be with one of Cavendish Dounreay Partnership’s firms. Alternatively, employees have been offered training to place them in the “strongest possible position” to take up a role with a local company. An interim end state, when the decommissioning work has been completed, is expected to be reached between 2030 and 2033. Cavendish Dounreay Partnership said there were potential job opportunities locally in the renewable energy sector, and also a planned new spaceport in Sutherland.
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