Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Dounreay, Caithness
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35 - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

105 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 March 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


More than 100 UK Atomic Energy Authority staff have lost their jobs at Dounreay in Caithness. An administrative reshuffle has led to 35 workers taking up early leaving terms, or retirement, while 70 have not been given posts in the new set-up. Dounreay deputy director Simon Middlemas said the 70 have not been made redundant. He said they were being offered the chance to retrain or re-skill to take up other vacancies. Mr Middlemas said unions have been kept up to date with the current exercise. He said it had been a very unsettling time for the decommissioned fast reactor plant's 1,200 staff.



Eurofound (2006), Atomic Energy Authority, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 63149, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63149.