- Slough, Berkshire
- £33-41k per annum + comprehensive benefits
Your key challenge will be to get under the skin (or wrapper) of a problem and not rest until you've solved it – right down to the root cause.
- Recruiter: Mars Chocolate
- Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Responsible for swiftly and safely reacting to breakdowns on a broad range of equipment around the plant
- Recruiter: Mars Pet Care
- Ashford, Kent
Planning and execution of all activities and to develop and conduct appropriate procedures of company equipment, processes, products and systems.
- Recruiter: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
- Totnes, Devon
- Up to £30,000 p.a. + benefits
Control Systems Engineer, with 1+ years industry experience to join our innovative, growing business. Degree qualified. Good salary + benefits
- Recruiter: Argand Solutions Ltd
- London (Greater)
- £26,000 - £30,000 basic salary + target bonus
Technical Sales: Are you an enthusiastic sales or account executive with a can do attitude?
- Recruiter: Precision Microdrives
- Birstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire
- £23k – 29k plus excellent benefits
Would you like to start a career at Mars as Electrical Technician?
- Recruiter: Mars Pet Care
- LE5 5LZ, Leicester
We are looking for an electrical design engineer who can provide expertise to support the engineering team.
- Recruiter: Cressall Resistors Limited
- Stevenage, Hertfordshire
These roles encompass the development of knowledge and skills in each of the relevant skill areas
Carrying out manufacturing and test tasks within the electrical department
This is an excellent opportunity to join the UK Manufacturing team as it embarks on building a new production facility
Centrica pulls out of UK nuclear projects
Centrica has opted not to be involved in the construction of up to four new nuclear reactors in the UK
Centrica has decided to pull out of the UK's nuclear new build programme and will not take part in the construction of up to four new reactors, the firm announced.
The British Gas-owned company acquired a 20 per cent interest in French firm EDF Energy's eight nuclear power stations in the UK and an option for a 20 per cent stake in the building of new power stations at Hinkley Point in Somerset and Sizewell in Suffolk.
Centrica said in a statement: "Centrica has taken the decision not to participate in the construction of up to four new European pressurised nuclear reactors in the UK."
The statement went on: "Having taken the decision not to proceed with the new nuclear investment, the group will launch a £500m share repurchase programme, to return surplus capital to shareholders, which will be conducted over the next 12 months.
"With pre-development expenditure on the project approaching the agreed £1bn cap, Centrica's decision not to proceed follows a detailed appraisal of the project. While there has been progress in a number of key project areas, particularly design and planning, there remains uncertainty about overall project costs and the construction schedule."
Centrica said its 20 per cent share of the pre-development expenditure – around £200m – will be written off as an exceptional cost in the group's 2012 results.
Centrica chief executive Sam Laidlaw said: "We believe that nuclear generation has a valuable role to play in a balanced UK energy mix. Centrica and EDF continue to enjoy a successful partnership in existing nuclear. However, since our initial investment, the anticipated project costs in new nuclear have increased and the construction timetable has extended by a number of years.
"These factors, in particular the lengthening timeframe for a return on the capital invested in a project of this scale, have led us to conclude that participation is not right for Centrica and our shareholders. In 2012 we invested over £2bn in securing supplies of energy for the UK and where we see attractive returns we will continue to invest in Britain's energy future."
Centrica said its 20 per cent interest in the eight existing nuclear power stations in the UK is unaffected by today's decision.
The company is due to present its preliminary financial results on 27 February, when it will provide an update on strategy and investment plans.
Analysts believe the decision clears the way for Chinese investors to take over Centrica's involvement.
The news follows publication of a report by the Commons Public Accounts Committee which showed that the "enormous" legacy of nuclear waste at Sellafield in Cumbria has been allowed to build up, with the cost of decommissioning the site reaching £67.5bn, with no indication of when the cost will stop rising.
"Read about the key issues that are getting people talking, from the UK's flood defences and doping in sport to the dirty tricks of cyber criminals"
- US readies missile defence systems against North Korean rocket launch
- Artificial liver microbioreactor helps replace animal testing
- Obama wants oil tax to fund driverless cars and green transport
- Power challenge offers £2000 prize to electronics researchers
- Honda forced to recall 5.7m cars with faulty airbags
- Contact lenses become computer screens with new polymer coating
- Bluetooth and the Internet of Things: Mark Powell, Bluetooth SIG
- World’s largest off-shore wind farm to be built in Yorkshire
- Nuclear fusion experiment launched in Germany
- Ground-penetrating radar spies on wombat colonies
- Hack-proof RFID chip makes identity theft impossible