Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica (SNN) launches the 2021-2023 Scolarship program
“The Young Nuclearist”
Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica (SNN), the national company producing electricity, heat and nuclear fuel, launches the 2021-2023 Scholarship Program, the Young Nuclearist, as part of the strategy to develop the team and capitalize on the potential of young people in Romania at the same time. The program provides 51 scolarships to be granted to pupils and students from the final years of accredited institutions with a technical profile. Registrations can be made between September 15, 2021 – October 15, 2021 on the company’s website.
Providing human resources for the company in relation to medium and long term investment projects is a priority for Nuclearelectrica. Currently, Nuclearelectrica, through the NPP branch (Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant) operates Units 1 and 2 and through FCN Pitesti Branch produces nuclear fuel. Thus, Nuclearelectrica has a major role at national level, contributing over 18% with nuclear energy in the total energy production, at national level, having at the same time, major investment projects, worth approximately 9 billion Euros, becoming a pillar of decarbonization simultaneously with the generation of a multiple effect of micro- and macro-economic development. SNN makes these projects by raising a new generation of nuclearists, by attracting, retaining and training young people in Romania, by capitalizing on their potential.
Thus, SNN aims to raise a new generation of specialists for Unit 1 Refurbishment Project and the subsequent operation of Unit 1 for another 30 years, Units 3 and 4 Project with the entry into commercial operation in 2031, Tritium Removal Installation, Cobalt 60 production. SNN also plans to get involved in innovative projects, such as small modular reactors (SMR), clean hydrogen production, state-of-the-art technologies that will play a major role in decarbonization in the future, along with the current fleet reactors. In this sense, the company intends to train a new generation of specialists who have the opportunity to specialize in innovative technologies.
“The retention of young people in Romania also depends on the economic actors. Thus, one of the major objectives of Nuclearelectrica’s human resources strategy is to offer real opportunities and career growth for young people in Romania in a Romanian company with development projects that can be a career challenge for any young person passionate about technology and energy. According to the international statistics, Romania, through the two reactors at Cernavoda NPP, based on the installed power use coefficient, ranks 1st globally out of approximately 400 reactors in operation, with a global capacity factor of 91.2%. It is the merit of an over 2200 employee team of the company, internationally recognized for professional excellency.
We want to grow our team of nuclearists and offer opportunities to young people to enter into this field through: dual education, scholarships, practice, training, mentoring. Granting scholarships aims to identify those young people who are dedicated, passionate about technology and development, for career growth in a unique field: the nuclear industry. We have ongoing investment projects of approximately 9 billion Euros and they can certainly have an extraordinary career within Nuclearelectrica.
One of the company’s values being Caring for employees, we are constantly concerned to invest in our team, especially in young people, providing them access to local and international specializations. We strongly believe that this is one of the strategic investments that will ensure the sustainable development of the company. ”Cosmin Ghita, SNN CEO
SNN’s scholarships campaign is addressed to all universities and faculties with technical profile in Romania, based on SNN’s current needs:
• 17 scholarships for third year students of Faculty of Energy
• 10 scholarships for third year students of Faculty of Mechanics
• 3 scholarships for third year students of Faculty of Economic Engineering
• 2 scholarships for third year students of Faculty of Energy Engineering and nuclear technologies
• 2 scholarships for third year students of Faculty of Energy and nuclear technologies
• 1 scholarship for third year students of Faculty of Automatics
• 2 scholarships for third year students of Faculty of Mechatronics
• 1 scholarship for fourth year students of Faculty of Automatics
• 3 scholarships for fourth year students of Faculty of Chemistry
• 10 scholarships for students in Vocational Schools – welding specialization
The selected scholarship holders will conclude scholarship contracts in accordance with the applicable legal provisions and additionally will perform the professional practice assisted by Nuclearelectrica specialists and will have the opportunity to be employed within SNN after completing the scholarship program. The value of a scholarship is 2300 lei gross / scholarship.
Please visit the website dedicated to the scholarship program https://www.nuclearelectrica.ro/burse/ for information regarding the scholarship program, benefits and registration. Registrations can be made between September 15, 2021 – October 15, 2021.
About the company
The National Company “Nuclearelectrica” S.A. is the national company producing electricity, heat and nuclear fuel, which operates under the authority of the Ministry of Energy, the state holding 82.49% of shares and other shareholders, 17.50%, after the listing of the company on the stock exchange in 2013.
Cernavoda NPP Branch operates Units 1 and 2 of the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant, and the FCN Pitesti Branch is the nuclear fuel factory.
Nuclearelectrica has a major role at the national level, contributing over 18% of nuclear energy in total energy production at national level. Also, nuclear energy has an essential role in achieving decarbonization targets and ensuring the energy transition to a carbon-free economy, currently contributing 33% in total CO2-free energy production, and after the implementation of strategic investment projects, this contribution will increase to 66% by 2030.
At the level of the 2030s, the nuclear energy will provide approximately 35% of consumption need by operating 4 CANDU nuclear units, will avoid the release of 20,000,000 million tons of CO2 / year, will indirectly create approximately 19,000 jobs in the internal supply chain, will contribute to the development of education and research in the nuclear field and related fields. Through its investment projects, the Refurbishment of Unit 1, the Project of Units 3 and 4, the Tritium Removal Installation, the production of Cobalt 60, worth approximately 9 billion Euros, SNN becomes a pillar of decarbonization simultaneously with the generation of a multiple effect of micro- and macroeconomic. SNN makes these projects by raising a new generation of nuclearists, by retaining and training young people in Romania, by capitalizing on their potential.