A chance encounter at a careers fair in 2012 took Daljit Dhillon from the University of Leicester to a key role in the running of Dungeness B nuclear power station in Kent.

Daljit (26), from Stamford in Lincolnshire, was in the final year of his masters degree in mechanical engineering when he came across the recruitment stand of Cavendish Nuclear.

He was tempted by a career with the UK’s largest nuclear services business and joined the company’s graduate placement scheme a few months later.

Daljit started at the company’s design office in Leicester and, over the next two years, experienced a variety of work during three-month placements at various customer locations, including EDF Energy’s Hartlepool, Dungeness and Sizewell nuclear power stations, as well as Cavendish Nuclear’s own workshops and corporate functions.

For the last two years, he’s been based at Dungeness B, where currently he is a project engineer responsible for planning and estimating the pond's filter replacement project embedded within the EDF Energy investment delivery team.

Daljit is part of a new generation of highly-skilled workers who are joining the industry on the eve of its third-generation revival.

The skills he gains on working AGRs will be invaluable in forging a career with a company that can offer opportunities across the nuclear life cycle – from the development of new plant through the decommissioning of old plant, waste management and site remediation, in the UK and abroad.

“The nuclear industry in the UK right now is probably the most exciting place for an engineer to be working in, and no-where more so than in Cavendish Nuclear with the breadth and depth of its offering” says Daljit.