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Apart from the stunning scenery and endless sports and leisure activities, Cumbria has a wealth of opportunities for outsiders moving into the area.

Hidden in the depth of Cumbria, Nuclear Waste Services (NWS), part of the NDA Group, has opportunities abound for skilled engineers to join them in undertaking the biggest clean-up project in Europe over many decades, safely, securely and cost effectively.  

NWS is a great place to work where everybody is action orientated, ambitious, collaborative and acts with integrity. The company ethos is driven by doing the right thing for people, customers, partners, and the communities in which they operate.

The NDA group currently supports over 7,160 jobs across the region, generating over £334 million in gross value to the local economy. In 2021 alone, Sellafield and Low Level Waste Repository  (LLWR) spent £1.36 billion on procuring goods and service, £654 million alone through firms based in and around West Cumbria. (1)

Considerable investment in the local area has enabled investment in wildlife and community projects, with the most recent, as part of National Tree Week, being £200,000 of funding for England’s newest Community Forest in Cumbria. (2) 

Why work for Nuclear Waste Services?
NWS represents some of the most brilliant minds from across the nuclear industry, and as a centre of excellence, brings together the best expertise from many specialisms – science, engineering, safety, operations, commercial and community engagement.

Bringing all this talent together will enable NWS to grow its skill base even further and by nurturing such expertise will ensure waste management remains an essential capability.
NWS also invests in developing the skills needed for its long-term mission – including graduate and apprenticeship programmes.

About Cumbria?
Spread over 6,700 square kilometres, with some of the UK’s highest mountains and biggest lakes, Cumbria is a destination for thrill seekers and adventurers of all ages. With a sparsely populated area of around 487,000, there is ample space to find your ideal place in this local community.

The adventure starts on your doorstep. With miles upon miles of open countryside, there are thrills and adventures abound, just waiting to take you on a journey of discovery. Cumbria is England’s adventure playground, where there is an activity for everyone, whatever your age. Zip through the trees in Grizedale Forest, paddleboard Lake Windermere, score a hole in one, or experience a spot of wild fishing. If fell walking or scaling rock formations are more your activities of choice, you have over 912 square miles of a UNESCO World Heritage Site to discover. (3)

Moving to Cumbria
The cost of an average terraced property is in the region of £155,000, whilst the average semi-detached property can be brought for £210,000, and detached properties go for around £390,000. (4)

A recent study conducted by the Halifax Rural Housing Review (5), highlighted Cumbria as the most affordable rural place in live in Britain. This was influenced by the availability of local services and transportation links to and from the area.

Moving to Cumbria to work with Nuclear Waste Services
Nuclear Waste Services is sited in 3 towns along the Western coastline area, all within easy travelling distance of each other.

Calder Bridge
Calder Bridge has a population of around 600 and is located 1 mile northeast of the Sellafield nuclear site, the world's first major nuclear power station when it opened in 1956. The village contains a mixture of Grade II listed buildings and terraced cottages. Property prices within a 1-mile radius range from £160,000 - £575,000. (6)

Moor Row
Moor Row is a historical coastal town dating back to the 1700s, such named in the 19th century when iron ore was discovered, and a row of terraced houses were built on the moor. Today the population of around 789 live in a mixture of grade II listed terraced houses and 20th century modern suburban homes. Property prices within a 1-mile radius range from £55,000 - £750,000

Holmrook is located on the west banks of the River Irt. The village lies on the edge of the Lake District with Scafell Pike just a 30-minute drive away. Property prices within a 1-mile radius range from £169,000 - £495,000

Travel to and from the area
Cumbria can be reached by road and rail. The M6 motorway travels north through the centre of county – junction 36 near Kendal, junction 40 at Penrith and junctions 42-44 at Carlisle. London by car takes around 5 hours, traffic permitting.

The West Coast Main Line from London Euston stops at Penrith and Oxenholme and takes 3 – 4 hours door to door. These stops are ideal for reaching Kendal and Windermere. Carlisle is also served by local railway lines from Newcastle, Leeds and Dumfries. 

The Settle-Carlisle Railway is the last remaining mainline railway built in this country and snakes its way through Cumbria on 72 miles of track with 17 viaducts and 14 tunnels and is the most picturesque route to Scotland from England.

Make Your Move!
For that change in career and lifestyle you have been looking for, contact Nuclear Waste Services for more details on its opportunities.

(1)    The economic contribution of the NDA to the West Cumbria economy (
(2)    NDA announces £200,000 boost for Cumbria's Coastal Community Forest - GOV.UK (
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(5)    North Cumbria is 'most affordable' housing area in UK | News and Star

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