Branch J004: Fusion Energy

Fusion Energy


Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) is the UK's national laboratory for fusion research. CCFE (formerly known as UKAEA Culham) is based at Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, and is owned and operated by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.

The 80-hectare site just south of Oxford is home to the UK fusion programme centred on the innovative MAST (Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak) experiment and employs around 150 people. The programme is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the European Union under the EURATOM treaty.

In addition, CCFE hosts the world's largest magnetic fusion experiment, JET (Joint European Torus), on behalf of its European partners.

The branch representatives and members are served by Prospect's Chertsey office.  Through their negotiations officer, they have access to the full range of legal, research and administrative support that Prospect has to offer. 

Prospect is formally recognised for collective bargaining and local and full time representatives meet with the employer on a regular basis.