500 new jobs at Sellafield
Last updated at 07:32, Thursday, 06 December 2012
Five hundred new jobs – mainly for locals – are on the way at Sellafield.
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Why do they have to be local, surely this is discrimination?? if your qualifications and skills match and you are willing to move i would rather they beemployed than some of the locals...who may not fit the bill...
Whilst I am happy to see jobs coming to the area, I am not sure there is any value for money for me an ordinary tax payer. I have four friends who started working for Sellafield Ltd in recent years , Health Physics, Process and Admin, all tell a similar story. They didn't believe the stories about the place before they started but the reality is they could do their jobs in half the time and get bored with the lack of meaningful work. I have no doubt there are some staff there do a full days work but many do not.
I do agree that most employers pay their staff an unfairly low wage but I canât agree that Sellafield wages are realistic. I turned down a job interview at Sellafield for a role starting at Â£26,000. I left school with only GCSEâs, my highest qualification is a level 2 and I havenât got any science/nuclear/engineering experience at all. I guess my point is that while itâs fantastic that Sellafield can offer me and others in a similar situation the opportunity to earn a wage like this, a lot of the time the money is the only thing drawing people in. A large number of skilled and qualified people in our area canât easily get a foot in the door with Sellafield because of those people who work there solely for the money. Those are the people that donât do anything on a day to day basis and sit twiddling their thumbs trying to look busy, but if they can get away with it who would blame them! I think it takes a lot of courage for someone to leave a job at Sellafield because they werenât suited to it or because they didnât want to become trapped by what they earn!