Andrew started his career in the nuclear industry at Bradwell nuclear power station in Essex. As Andrew was considering his career options in 2014, an opportunity to work for LLW Repository Ltd in Cumbria caught his eye.
“I was working as a Waste Engineer, and my team were told that our employment would come to an end at Bradwell after 2015,” he said. “As part of a Transition Framework Agreement, set up by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, various companies were brought in for careers fairs.
“LLW Repository Ltd were at one of the events and their HR Manager, Sharon Langan, asked me to send over my CV. Within 24 hours, LLW Repository Ltd contacted me to invite me to Cumbria for an informal chat and an interview.
“In summer 2014, I was shown around the site. Everyone was so friendly and I thought it was a really good opportunity for me.
“After an interview, LLW Repository Ltd offered me a job and asked me to relocate. I provisionally accepted and later spent a week in Cumbria with my family to explore the area.
“I started with LLW Repository Ltd in November 2014 as a managed transfer and we’ve not looked back since moving to Cumbria.
“In my role, I write risk assessments, operator instructions and make sure we comply to new regulations.
“I plan to stay with LLW Repository Ltd as I have no reason to look elsewhere. I’ve got a good position and the company has a real family feel to it.
“My expertise from Bradwell and operational knowledge is coming into play. I can handle whatever challenges they want to throw at me!”