Powering and protecting your home

Nuclear and Defence

Working in the Nuclear and Defence sector you can be involved in projects that really make a difference to the lives of people in the UK.  You get to be part of a sector that is vital for providing the UK with critical home-produced energy resource, as well as defence and deterrence capabilities. The sectors’ key role in maintaining energy, peace and stability at home and abroad requires international cooperation on nuclear matters. Working with cutting-edge technologies and advanced manufacturing techniques, such as nuclear-powered submarines, nuclear warheads, and nuclear reactors; the sector is regulated by high standards of safety, security, and environmental protection, reinforcing its importance and profile on the global stage.

As investment in the sector continues to rise, our specialist team sources market leading talent for employers across the UK to make sure projects are delivered, meeting increasing supply demands due to population growth and global events.

There are a variety of career paths and contract opportunities for personal and professional growth. Explore the different roles and functions within the nuclear and defence sector, such as policy, strategy, design, development, testing, operation, maintenance, and regulation.


We operate nationwide, with a particular emphasis on the Southwest, Northwest, Reading, and Scotland regions.

Industry projects you can get involved in

You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in industry-leading projects such as AWE, Sellafield, Hinkley Point C, Sizewell C, Devonport, and EDF Fleet.

Our specialisms
  • Project Controls – Planning, Cost, Risk & Estimating
  • M&E Engineering
  • Quality Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Construction Management
What you experience with us

If you choose to work with us, you gain access to detailed market knowledge, including rates, processes, and insights into upcoming projects.

If you haven’t had to gain security clearance before we will provide you with a clear understanding of the security process and assist you in navigating the clearances you need, to save you valuable time.

We care about you and your goals. That’s why we always listen to your needs and tailor our services to suit you. We don’t just want to help you find a job, we want to help you find happiness and fulfilment from your work.

We’ll always be honest and transparent with you. If you encounter challenges in finding the right role, we’ll explain why and work with you to help you overcome them. You can contact us anytime for advice, guidance or updates on the market.

Nuclear and Defence TEAM

Matt Casey

Lead Recruitment Consultant

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Oliver Markham

Recruitment Consultant

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Kirsty Lockyear

Principal Resourcing Consultant

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Nuclear and Defence ROLES

Highfield are a Certified Carbon Neutral Business