The Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NSSG) is the UK nuclear industry skills lead representing civil and defence.

The NSSG mission

The NSSG brings together our nuclear sector, to collaborate on common skills challenges. Using an evidence-based approach, we identify the key skills risks and develop effective solutions to tackle them.

 Nuclear workforce in Numbers

With UK nuclear set for unprecedented levels of growth in support of net zero carbon emissions,  it is more important than ever that we collaborate to address the challenge. By designing sector-wide solutions, we can grow the pool of skills more efficiently.
forecast growth
The estimated level of growth in the nuclear sector (across both civil and defence) by 2030.
engineering skills
The number of suitably qualified and experienced engineers the nuclear sector requires by 2030.
Existing Workforce
The current number of people employed in the UK nuclear sector. 
Higher level skills
The increase in the number of science and technology graduates and PhDs required by 2028. 


An industry-led skills group working collaboratively to secure the skills and future talent pipeline UK nuclear needs for success. 

Latest News

NSSG welcomes UK government’s historic expansion of nuclear power
17th January 2024
The Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NSSG) has welcomed the government’s announcement of its plans to significantly…
Building Skills for the Nation’s Nuclear Capability
1st December 2023
Key figures from across UK Nuclear have come together at a landmark event to own the…
Helping inspire the next generation of women in STEM
28th April 2023
The Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NSSG) – in collaboration with the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and…
Leading nuclear scientists and engineers mentor female students on International Women’s Day
8th March 2023
Marie Skłodowska-Curie’s granddaughter and distinguished nuclear physicist, Hélène Langevin-Joliot, will be among those aiming to inspire…
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Strategic Partnerships

Working together to maximise our collective impact and accelerate the pace of change
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Workforce insights

Based on survey data from across the nuclear sector, our labour market intelligence provides unrivalled insight for future workforce planning. 
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Working Together

The Nuclear Skills Strategy Group is the employer-led Nuclear Industry Skills lead and provides ‘one voice’ to government.
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