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Nuclear Skills Festival 2021: Skills for a Changing World

05 Mar 2021

REGISTER NOW! Join the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group, Women in Nuclear UK (WiN UK) and a host of expert speakers for an action-packed week of essential learning, inspiration and discovery. This is an…More …


Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivers his spring budget

04 Mar 2021

The Budget concentrated on recovery of the UK economy from the COVID-19 downturn, quoting figures from the Office for Budget Responsibility forecasting a return to pre-COVID levels by the middle of ne…More …


Updated - Nuclear Decommissioning - National Occupational Standards Consultation

01 Mar 2021

Following the February consultation on the National Occupational Standards, and feedback from the industry, some amendments have been made to two of the Standards. There is therefore a final stage of…More …


UK nuclear industry agrees hydrogen roadmap

24 Feb 2021

The UK Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) on 18 February announced that a Hydrogen Roadmap had been agreed by the Nuclear Industry Council (NIC). The NIC is co-chaired by the minister for Business, En…More …


Assystem backs search for Top 50 Women in Engineering in 2021

24 Feb 2021

WE50 will profile the women leading vital engineering in year of COVID Assystem, in partnership with The Guardian, will be this year’s official sponsors of the Top 50 Women in Engineering Awards – WE5…More …


Nuclear Decommissioning - National Occupational Standards Consultation

14 Feb 2021

A working group of subject matter experts has been working over the past few months on the review of the National Occupational Standards for Nuclear Decommissioning. These have been drafted and review…More …


Apprenticeship route to work pays dividends for two leading managers

12 Feb 2021

"During National Apprenticeship Week we look how senior LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR) executives benefitted greatly from apprenticeships as teenagers. Two of LLWR’s most senior personnel are fine adverts…More …


Assystem pledge to attract 100 women to UK nuclear roles

03 Feb 2021

New graduate opportunity aims to tackle the industry’s gender imbalance Saving the planet is at the heart of the global shift away from fossil fuels and it’s also the message in Assystem’s drive to a…More …


Kickstart moves up a gear with over 120,000 jobs created so far and government making it even simpler for employers to join

25 Jan 2021

The scheme, which has been underway since September, is helping to put young people who have been some of the hardest hit by the economic impact of the pandemic on the first rung of their career ladde…More …


Skills for Jobs: Lifelong Learning for Opportunity & Growth

21 Jan 2021

The Further Education White Paper January 2021 The Government has published a White Paper setting out plans and reforms to Further Education, Technical Education, Apprenticeships and related programm…More …


UK Nuclear Skills Awards 2021

20 Jan 2021

Register to Attend Registration is open for people to attend the UK Nuclear Skills Awards 2021 online event.  Attendance is free. Sign up to attend   Community Award Vote Open. Your chance to vote…More …


Chance to play key role at the Sellafield nuclear site

14 Jan 2021

Sellafield Limited is arguably the biggest employer in Cumbria and they are offering an exciting opportunity. Sellafield are currently on the look out for new nuclear operators, who play a key role…More …


Rolls-Royce & UK Space Agency launches first study into nuclear power for space

12 Jan 2021

Rolls-Royce has signed an innovative contract with the UK Space Agency for a study into future nuclear power options for space exploration. This first contract between both organisations represents…More …


YGN Futuresight - Staying at the Cutting Edge with NSSG

17 Dec 2020

As part of the YGN Futuresight series, The YGN asked the Shadow Theme Leads to tell us more about the exciting plans they have in place for delivering the NSD targets. In this article, Dakotah Shirfie…More …


Succesful Webinar – Pre-apprenticeship routes in the nuclear sector

17 Dec 2020

The Nuclear Skills Strategy Group and the Standards Advisory Group held a successful webinar on 14th December, exploring pre-apprenticeship routes in the nuclear sector. These are aimed at helping you…More …


Apply for Women in Nuclear UK Awards 2021

15 Dec 2020

Applications are now open for our prestigious awards which recognise and celebrate those who have gone above and beyond to promote gender balance and diversity across the nuclear sector. Deadline for…More …


Energy White Paper launched

14 Dec 2020

The UK government has identified nuclear power as a way to help the country achieve the four-fold increase in clean electricity generation needed to achieve its net zero target. The Energy White Paper…More …


NDA Bursary Scheme 2020-2021

04 Dec 2020

The NDA is requesting applications to its bursary scheme, to support the NDA mission to deliver safe, sustainable and publicly acceptable solutions to the challenge of decommissioning and clean-up of…More …


UK Nuclear Skills Awards Nominations Open

02 Dec 2020

First time online format and new awards categories announced for the 13th Annual UK Nuclear Skills Awards. Nominations are invited for individuals and companies for the UK Nuclear Skills Awards 2021.…More …


Skilled Nuclear workforce essential for post pandemic economic recovery

02 Dec 2020

The Nuclear Skills Strategy Group’s  (NSSG) updated Strategic Plan provides a focus for industry and government to work together in support of a diverse, resilient and highly skilled nuclear workforce…More …


Webinar – Pre-apprenticeship routes in the nuclear sector

01 Dec 2020

Mon 14th December, 10.00-12.30 The Nuclear Skills Strategy Group and Nuclear Standards Advisory Group are hosting a free interactive Zoom webinar on pre-apprenticeship in the nuclear sector. The web…More …


Long awaited National Infrastructure Strategy published

25 Nov 2020

The government’s National Infrastructure Strategy (NIS) was published today as part of the spending review. While the Spending Review was headlined by commitments to protect and create jobs post-Covi…More …


Matt Gallimore announced as chair of NIA fusion group

18 Nov 2020

Assystem leader will bring insight from the company’s twenty years supporting fusion projects  Assystem, a leading fusion engineering company with seven UK bases, including head offices in Blackburn,…More …


Government pledges support for advanced nuclear

18 Nov 2020

The UK government has outlined plans to invest £525 million to help develop large and smaller-scale nuclear plants, and research and develop new advanced modular reactors. Corhyn Parr, Chair NSSG sai…More …


Rolls-Royce plans 16 mini-nuclear plants for UK

12 Nov 2020

Nuclear power stations will create 6,000 UK ‘levelling up’ jobs by 2025 and 40,000 in 15 years in a boost to green economic recovery. The UK SMR consortium, led by Rolls-Royce, has announced it expec…More …


UK government launches taskforce to support drive for 2 million green jobs by 2030

12 Nov 2020

BEIS and DfE have launched a joint initiative to create green jobs called the Green Jobs Taskforce. Its job is to set the direction for the job market as we transition to a high-skill, low carbon econ…More …


National recognition for UK Atomic Energy Authority’s apprenticeship scheme with two awards

04 Nov 2020

UKAEA is a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer and has won the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' Advanced Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year Award. The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has…More …


New nuclear plant at Sizewell set for green light

02 Nov 2020

The government is close to giving the green light to a new nuclear power station at Sizewell in Suffolk. Talks with the Sizewell contractor, EDF, have intensified in recent weeks. This comes afte…More …


Assystem calls for more women in engineering

27 Oct 2020

An Assystem-commissioned YouGov poll has revealed that 62% of the UK public believe that having more women in engineering would have a positive impact on innovation. The data is welcomed by Assystem,…More …


Women in Nuclear UK relaunch as independent entity

27 Oct 2020

The NSSG are excited to see the launch of Women in Nuclear UK new website and refreshed branding as they become an independent entity.  Formed in 2014 and operating as a network with the Nuclear Inst…More …


Successful Webinar: Apprenticeship End Point Assessment in the Nuclear Sector

26 Oct 2020

The NSSG and the Nuclear Standards Advisory Group (SAG) held the first in  a series of webinars on 14th October. The subject was Apprenticeship End Point Assessment in the nuclear sector, an issue fac…More …


Committee on Climate Change’s 2020 progress report: government response

16 Oct 2020

In June 2020, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published its annual report on progress in reducing UK emissions, assessing the government’s climate change mitigation activity. Today (16th Octobe…More …


Assystem appeals to eco-minded to support UK nuclear expansion

15 Oct 2020

Assystem is today looking for engineers who are passionate about the energy transition to join them as they begin a three-week long search for new recruits, of all grades, to work on the world’s most…More …


Major International Honour for Fiona Rayment

15 Oct 2020

Previous Chair of the NSSG and Chief Science and Technology Officer for National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) Fiona Rayment OBE, has been recognised internationally through being awarded the rank of Cheva…More …


Adriènne Kelbie appointed a CBE

12 Oct 2020

Office for Nuclear Regulation's (ONR) Chief Executive, Adriènne Kelbie, has been appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020, for services…More …


NSSG are in the process of consultation for its updated Strategic Plan

08 Oct 2020

The NSSG have issued an outline of content for consultation and will be working any feedback into a draft document for presenting to the NSSG at the next meeting.  The updated Strategic Plan will ref…More …


YGN Futuresight - NSSG Shadow Theme Leads, Exciting the Next Generation

08 Oct 2020

As part of the YGN Futuresight series, we asked the Shadow Theme Leads to tell us more about the exciting plans they have in place for delivering the NSD targets. In this article, Priya Hira, Commerci…More …


Orano signs the Nuclear Sector Gender Commitment #ICOMMIT40PERCENTWIN

07 Oct 2020

In support of the Nuclear Sector Deal’s target to have 40% women in nuclear by 2030, Orano has signed Nuclear Sector Gender Commitment, pledging to advocate Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in all…More …


Foratom calls for action to avoid skills shortage

30 Sep 2020

Article researched and written by World Nuclear News Education and training policy in the European Union must do more to ensure there is a sufficient number of people with the right skills in the nuc…More …


Major Expansion of Post-18 Education and Training to Level Up and Prepare Workers for Post-Covid Economy

29 Sep 2020

Lifetime Skills Guarantee to give adults the chance to take free college courses valued by employers. New entitlement to flexible loans to allow courses to be taken in segments, boosting opportunit…More …


National Infrastructure Delivery Plan Update

29 Sep 2020

The NSSG is continuing the collaboration with Government and other skills bodies first reported in February. Infrastructure planning was already a high priority as one route to promoting economic grow…More …


Nuclear Sector Deal: Two Years On

28 Sep 2020

The Nuclear Sector Deal (NSD) was published in June 2018, establishing a joint commitment by the nuclear industry and the government to maximise the industrial benefits of the UK nuclear sector, while…More …


Nuclear Bursary Open

28 Sep 2020

This round of the Nuclear Bursary is focussed on providing training support to individuals working in nuclear that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.   The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be…More …


YGN Futuresight - NSSG Shadow Theme Leads, Enhanced Skills Leadership

23 Sep 2020

The Nuclear Sector Deal (NSD) was published in June 2018 and is part of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy. The Deal sets out the vision for growth of the nuclear industry in the UK with closer c…More …


YGN Futuresight - NSSG Shadow Theme Leads, Sector Transferability

23 Sep 2020

The Nuclear Sector Deal (NSD) was published in June 2018 and is part of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy. The Deal sets out the vision for growth of the nuclear industry in the UK with closer c…More …


Webinar – Apprenticeship Assessment in the Nuclear Sector

17 Sep 2020

Wed 14th October, 10.00-13.00 The Nuclear Skills Strategy Group and Nuclear Standards Advisory Group are hosting a free interactive Zoom webinar on Apprenticeship Assessment in the nuclear sector. T…More …


Hitachi to End Business Operations on the UK Nuclear Power Stations Construction Project

16 Sep 2020

Hitachi announced today that it is withdrawing from development of the proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station on Anglesey. Operations through Horizon Nuclear Power Ltd, owned by Hitachi, had alre…More …


NDA launches leadership partnership to inspire young nuclear professionals

08 Sep 2020

Chief Executive David Peattie announced the NDA’s partnership with the Nuclear Institute’s Young Generation Network (YGN) today at a special webinar for young professionals. It marks the first-ever Y…More …


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