Sellafield has announced a deal guaranteeing jobs for local people during the decommissioning of the nuclear site.
The agreement has been signed between Sellafield Ltd and a series companies involved in the decommissioning process.
Among the promises made by the firms:
- A 'local first' approach to recruitment, with one consortium aiming for 95% of its work carried out by Cumbrian staff
- 150 jobs for what are described as 'under-represented or disadvantaged' people
- Up to 240 new apprenticeships over 10 years
- Training and business mentoring
Sellafield Ltd says these commitments will be written into the contracts of the organisations carrying out the decommissioning.
It suggests that more than a thousand jobs a year could be created or supported during the ten years of the decommissioning contracts.