Employment, skills and training
The nuclear sector accounts for more than 220,000 jobs in France or 6.7% of French industrial employment. The operation and maintenance of the existing fleet as well as the fuel cycle activities create stable jobs.
Digital technologies offers many opportunities for innovation in the French nuclear industry. Manufacturers use digital tools such as immersive 3D virtual reality rooms or virtual reality headsets to simulate operations and coordinate the work of different teams. These simulations are carried out prior to operations, allowing operators to train and understand all types of situations.
R&D and energy transition
The nuclear industry is a dynamic, sustainable and low-carbon sector of French industry. The entire industry is innovative and is at the state-of-the-art of nuclear technology by investing more than 970 million euros in R&D.
International development is one of the strategic axes for the entire nuclear industry. The expertise, know-how and quality of the French nuclear industry's activities are recognized by operators worldwide. The French nuclear industry benefits from the experience it has acquired internationally, with work on more than 380 reactors of all types around the world.
Strengthen solidarity in the nuclear sector for SME and industrials
The French nuclear industry includes all the players involved in the production of electricity from nuclear power technologies, located in France. With more than 3,000 companies, the nuclear industry is a dynamic, sustainable and low-carbon sector of French industry.