The professional training continues with an increased headcount within the framework of Paks II. Academy

7/24/20 2:58 PM
Six universities will train nuclear power plant engineers and specialists in the next academic year. The number of students in the Paks II. Academy has been increased.

The Paks II. project is expected to employ about 8-10 thousand people. The design, construction and operation of the new VVER-1200 nuclear power plant units to be built in Paks also require a large number of well-trained specialists. Thus Paks II. Ltd. supports the training of the nuclear energy specialists of the future in several forms. Among other things, the scholarship program, the possibility of internship and the Paks II. Academy was also created in this spirit. Under the latter program, with the financial support of Paks II. Ltd., a training called nuclear power plant operation engineer, based on BSc education can be carried out. The Company established the training in cooperation with six institutions – the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the University of Pécs, the University of Debrecen, the University of Pannonia, the University of Miskolc and the University of Dunaújváros.

The training is free of charge for the students up to the specified student admissions.

In the first year of the Paks II. Academy, the maximum number was used, the training of about 100 students was financed by the Paks II. Ltd. Due to the popularity of the program, the Company decided to expand this number. From the next school year, a total of 135 people will have the opportunity to participate in the program free of charge. Another change is that physicists and chemists can also join the training in the next school year, and in addition to a nuclear power plant operation engineer, a specialist qualification can also be obtained.

The training at the University of Miskolc, the University of Debrecen and the University of Dunaújváros will start in the first semester of the 2020/2021 academic year, while at the Budapest University of Technology, the University of Pannonia and the University of Pécs, the Paks II. Academy starts in the spring semester.

The majority of students, 40 people, are admitted to the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the University of Dunaújváros and the University of Pécs have 25 people, and in the other universities 15 people can complete the training via the financing of Paks II. Ltd. 

Paks II. Academy can be not only a course, but also the beginning of a career.

According to the plans in the coming years within the framework of Paks II. Academy, hundreds of nuclear power plant operation engineers and specialists will be trained, who can strengthen the company's team of specialists with the knowledge gained here.