Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. We need to cut down on fossil emissions while simultaneously speeding up the electrification of our society. That is why we need nuclear – the most efficient fossil free energy source available.
The fight against climate change requires constant development of the nuclear industry. We need to innovate. We need to digitalize. We need to apply breakthrough technologies.
In 2020, all four Nordic nuclear operators joined forces for the first time to find the heroes we need for all of this to happen, through a unique trainee program. As the program is now arranged for the second time, and will start in september 2022, follow the new group of nuclear energy heroes and join them on their journey!
Stories from the nuclear sector
We have gathered inspirational material from the four participating companies to give you a feel of what it is like to work in a sector that is high-tech, progressive and crucial in the fight against climate change.
The Nordic Nuclear Trainee Program (NNTP) is a great opportunity for new Nordic nuclear professionals to get a business understanding about the industry, build knowledge about stakeholders and authorities operating in the field, and network with other professionals. The 15-month program starts in September 2022 and is open to new professionals and recent graduates with a degree in engineering. NNTP is organized jointly by the four Nordic nuclear operators – Fortum, Teollisuuden Voima (TVO), Uniper and Vattenfall – and the participants will have the opportunity to get to know several of the companies through a rotation system. If you are not already employed in the sector, you apply for your place in the trainee program either at Vattenfall or at Uniper.
A progressive industry
The nuclear industry is about people, their commitment and professionalism. It is a high-tech industry that constantly seeks new ways of developing the field and new ways of producing electricity. By pursuing a career in nuclear, you will be working in a progressive sector where innovation is key.
Clean energy for a sustainable way of living
In the future we will need more nuclear power in the fight against the climate change while providing power to the world. The Nordic countries (Finland, Sweden) are leading the way. Nuclear power produces climate friendly green energy without emissions. Stable base load power is needed around the clock. At the same time stable energy production generates well-being for all people and societies by electrifying everyday lives. Working in the nuclear industry is a way to make a difference – every day.
Get to know the companies behind the Nuclearhero initiative.
Fortum is a Nordic energy company. Our purpose is to power a world where people, businesses and nature thrive together. We are one of the cleanest energy producers in Europe and our actions are guided by our ambitious environmental targets. We generate and deliver clean energy reliably and help industries to decarbonise their processes and grow. Our core operations in the Nordics comprise of efficient, CO2-free power generation as well as reliable supply of electricity and district heat to private and business customers. For our ~5 000 employees, we commit to be a safe, and inspiring workplace. Fortum's share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has produced electricity for its shareholders, Finnish industrial and energy companies, safely and reliably for 40 years. Nuclear electricity generated at TVO's Olkiluoto plant covers approximately one sixth, increasing to nearly one third once Olkiluoto 3 EPR is completed, of the electricity consumption in Finland. Climate-friendly nuclear electricity not only benefits society but also reduces the environmental impact of energy production. Moreover, the world's first final disposal facility for spent nuclear fuel is under construction in Olkiluoto.
Uniper is a leading international energy company with activities in more than 40 countries and around 11,000 employees globally. Its business is the secure provision of energy and related services. As part of the global energy group, Uniper in Sweden is a major electricity provider for the Swedish industry and society with power plants around the country for fossil free hydropower and nuclear power.
Vattenfall is a European energy company with approximately 20,000 employees. For more than 100 years we have electrified industries, supplied energy to people's homes and modernised our way of living through innovation and cooperation. We now want to make fossil-free living possible within one generation.