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Morson in Partnership with NuGen on Moorside Project

Rebekah Valero-Lee morson news

Morson International is proud to announce its new partnership with Northwest based nuclear new build developer, NuGen.

The partnership will see Morson, the UK’s No.1 Technical Recruiter* as the prime supplier of labour to NuGen’s Moorside Project in West Cumbria.

NuGen, which is a joint venture company between Toshiba and ENGIE (formerly GDF Suez), is taking forward plans to build the UK’s largest new nuclear power station at Moorside on the West Cumbrian Coast near the Sellafield site. The project aims to build a nuclear power station of up to 3.6GW capacity. Once completed, the Moorside project will be the biggest nuclear development in Europe and could supply up to seven per-cent of the UK’s future electricity for decades to come.

In-line with the Government’s recent announcements around the creation of a Northern Powerhouse – NuGen will not only create jobs in Cumbria, but also in Manchester, as the organisation has chosen Piccadilly Place in Manchester city centre as an operations base for the development phase of the Moorside Project.

Morson has a rich pedigree in the delivery of recruitment solutions for technical specialists, and has access to a high calibre, diverse talent pool across permanent and contract solutions. Morson’s partnership is a part of NuGen’s approach to localisation, helping to develop strong industrial relationships with local companies, both in Manchester and in Cumbria.

David Lynchehaun, Head of Client Development at Morson, commented: “This is an exciting partnership for Morson and NuGen and we are delighted to further develop our relationship with NuGen to become their chosen managed service agent.

The impact and benefit of the Moorside Project to the local communities, supply chains and labour markets in Cumbria and Lancashire will positively affect the economy, whilst also helping to meet the UK’s considerable energy needs for generations to come.”

NuGen’s Head of Human Resources, Karen Campbell, said: “The agreement with Morson is a positive step forward for NuGen and this framework will be extremely valuable in supporting the Moorside Project as we power forward over the coming months and years.

The vacancies that we will need to fill will be wide and varied, so it is important that the agreement with Morson provides opportunities for Cumbria based suppliers and specialist recruitment agencies to supply to the Moorside Project.”

Read more about NuGen and the Moorside project here. Read more about Morson here.
*Recruitment International Top 500 Report 2015