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Gender balance a key goal as Nuclear ‘Sector Deal’ marks second anniversary

03 Jul 2020

The nuclear sector has set its sights on increasing the size of its female workforce as part of a 12-year industry growth plan which marked its second anniversary this week. This year, 25 key organi…More …


EDF: We've joined the pledge to commit to reaching a 40% female workforce by 2030

03 Jul 2020

EDF have recently pledged their commitment and joined the 170+ (combined number of individuals and organisations) to pledge their support to the Nuclear Sector Gender Commitment.  Both individuals and…More …


'Skills, skills, skills' for recovery

30 Jun 2020

Apprenticeships must be "front and centre" of plans to boost skills in the post-Covid recovery, says Robert Halfon, chair of the education select committee. But he wants the funding levy for apprentic…More …


Taskforce to boost diversity and inclusion in the engineering construction industry

29 Jun 2020

The ECITB has set up a new taskforce to support greater diversity and inclusion in the engineering construction industry. The industry, which designs, builds, maintains and decommissions major UK infr…More …


Forty by '50: The Nuclear Roadmap

24 Jun 2020

The NIA have today (24th June 2020) published a report - Forty by '50: The Nuclear Roadmap. The report was complied by the NIA and industry members of the Nuclear Industry Council, it sets out the pot…More …


International Women In Engineering Day #INWED20

22 Jun 2020

To celebrate #INWED20 (23rd June 2020) some fantastic companies have shared profiles from women working in engineering to help raise the profile of this amazing sector. Take a look below at just a han…More …


NSSG Delivery Plan

19 Jun 2020

Following the Nuclear Skills Summit in March, the NSSG have been working with the very committed Theme leads, and shadow theme leads, to take the output and refine it into the delivery plan for the ne…More …


NSSG Developers Theme

17 Jun 2020

The NSSG has agreed to establish a new Strategic Theme in its Strategic Plan to concentrate on the skills required in developing new nuclear power stations. NSSG members involved are liaising with CIT…More …


An Introduction to the Nuclear Sector Deal

17 Jun 2020

The Nuclear Sector Deal (NSD), a commitment agreed between the UK government and the nuclear industry to delivery significant social-economic benefits by 2030, was published on 28th June 2018. Five wo…More …


Sector Consultation – Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Framework in Radiation Protection Monitoring

12 Jun 2020

A draft Modern Apprenticeship Framework has been developed by a working group of employers in Scotland for Radiation Protection Monitoring. The draft document is now available for consultation. Empl…More …


Nuclear Apprenticeship Survey now open

12 Jun 2020

The Nuclear Standards Advisory Group is conducting a survey of apprenticeships across the nuclear sector. This follows the inaugural Nuclear Apprenticeship Survey last year, which provided a good und…More …


For the first time ever, there are more than 1 million women working in core STEM roles across the UK

11 Jun 2020

There are more than 1 million women working in core STEM roles across the UK for the first time ever, according to the Wise Campaign. Their #1oftheMillion Day took place on the 10th June 2020. Wise ar…More …


Nuclear Bursary Open

08 Jun 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic is a major challenge for employers and employees across the UK nuclear industry. This unprecedented situation has led to some people being affected by furlough or redundancy, as…More …


Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education launches a Pulse Survey

03 Jun 2020

The Institute is committed to supporting the apprenticeship sector in dealing with the significant challenges that Covid-19 has presented. To help them, they are asking employer to complete a short p…More …


Nuclear Sector Gender Commitment: Join the 170 organisations and individuals who have already committed

03 Jun 2020

Shortly after releasing the Gender Commitment, we received a plethora of signatures on behalf of both individuals and companies/organisations. During this time, having an online platform available to…More …


£1.7bn investment by nuclear in South West economy ‘just the beginning’ says industry chief

03 Jun 2020

Money invested by Hinkley Point C in the region just part of the £14bn being spent by the project across the UK.  New nuclear projects in Britain now employ 10,000 people, with the nuclear industry…More …


Nuvia pledges support to the Nuclear Sector Gender Commitment

26 May 2020

Nuvia are the next company to join the 150+ (combined number of individuals and organisations) to pledge their support to the Nuclear Sector Gender Commitment.  Both individuals and representatives o…More …


ECITB unveils new Board Members

26 May 2020

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has announced the appointment of five new Board members to lead the organisation. Appointed by the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills…More …


New Role for Assystem's Rachel Atherton at WiN

20 May 2020

Assystem’s Rachel Atherton has accepted the role of Charter Contracts Manager for Women in Nuclear UK (WiN) Rachel, who is the Business Support and Security Manager for the joint venture, AXIOM, will…More …


WiN UK Patron encourages applications for Nuclear Future Award

11 May 2020

Applications for the Women in Nuclear (WiN) Global, Nuclear Future Award are open. Applicants are welcome from members aged 40 and under with 3 years + experience in nuclear. Applicants need to descri…More …


Nuclear Safety Case Professional Development Survey

07 May 2020

Nuclear sector employers are invited to participate in a survey aimed at individuals working in the UK’s nuclear industry with a role in safety case development. Funded by the BEIS Nuclear Innovation…More …


ECITB unveils new skills crisis package to support industry

06 May 2020

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) have unveiled a wide ranging £6m package to help employers retain young skilled workers and allow training to take place. Key Measures: …More …


ECITB pledges support to the Nuclear Sector Gender Commitment

29 Apr 2020

Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) join the many organisations and individuals to have signed the Nuclear Sector Gender Commitment. ECITB said:  "The ECITB has pledged its supp…More …


Invitation to sign the Nuclear Sector Gender Commitment

28 Apr 2020

The NSSG/Women in Nuclear (WiN) Gender Commitment page is now live! The Nuclear Sector is changing – and people right across the sector understand and support the idea of gender equality.The Nuclear…More …


The Skills Toolkit: Free digital and numeracy courses to build your skills

28 Apr 2020

The Government, have today (28th April 2020) launched The Skills Toolkit. The Skills Toolkit is a new online platform, giving you access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help you…More …


Delivery of T Levels and Industry Placements – Government Update

28 Apr 2020

The Department for Education has provided an update on the delivery of T Levels and industry placements, in the light of the unprecedented impact of Covid-19. Gillian Keegan MP, Parliamentary Under-S…More …


Next Gen Nuclear Industry Council – Call for applications!

27 Apr 2020

The Nuclear Industry Council (NIC) is a joint-forum between the UK nuclear industry and Government, whose primary role is to provide strategic leadership to the nuclear industry. The NIC developed the…More …


Assystem pledges support to the Nuclear Sector Gender Commitment

24 Apr 2020

Assystem are the next company to join the 152 (combined number of individuals and organisations) to pledge their support to the Nuclear Sector Gender Commitment.  Assystem said: "Through our #INCRED…More …


Executive Summary for Nuclear Skills Summit 2020 now available

24 Apr 2020

Planning phase 2 of the NSSG Delivery Plan The Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NSSG) held a successful Skills Summit in March, which was a focused Workshop run in partnership with the Young Generation…More …


Nuclear industry donates £200,000 of lifesaving PPE to the NHS

24 Apr 2020

Sellafield Ltd and its owner, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), have pledged £200,000 to purchase the kit for the county’s frontline NHS and social care staff. An estimated 5,000 gowns sho…More …


National College for Nuclear (NCfN) pledges support to Nuclear Sector Gender Commitment

09 Apr 2020

National College for Nuclear has pledged its support to have 40% of the nuclear sector held by women by 2030. They also received a certificate to mark their commitment.  NCfN used the Nuclear Sector…More …


Sellafield's Rebecca Ballantyne sets daily science challenges for children

08 Apr 2020

Sellafield scientist, Rebecca Ballantyne has set up a new Facebook Page 'Kreative Kidz Cumbria' to set daily science challenges for children.  Rebecca has been part of Sellafield Ltd’s STEM programme…More …


YGN take on Cost Reduction Summit Hackathon Challenge!

27 Mar 2020

Robert Alford, Chair YGN Education, Attraction, Outreach subcommittee (Executive Assistant Group S&T Director NDA) led a fantastic Skills Summit “Hackathon” on the role of skills in achieving the…More …


Online Nuclear Sector Gender Commitment now live!

27 Mar 2020

The NSSG/Women in Nuclear (WiN) Gender Commitment page is now live! Here, both individuals and representatives of organisations can sign up to either a personal commitment or an organisational commit…More …


PMO drives forward Sector Deal

27 Mar 2020

The latest Nuclear Sector Deal Project Management Office Meeting (PMO) took place in March.  The NSSG is represented on the PMO, providing input, guidance and reporting on progress against the NSSG’s…More …


NSSG explores Agile Nuclear Workforce Scenario Modelling

27 Mar 2020

Credible forecasting of the nuclear industry’s workforce requirements provide the backdrop to the development of a robust skills strategy. For the existing nuclear estate, major work programmes exten…More …


NSSG joins Infrastructure and Project Authority meetings

26 Mar 2020

The Infrastructure and Project Authority (IPA) has initiated a series of monthly round-table meetings to look at interventions to maintain the skills supply in the face of competing demands from large…More …


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Department for Education Apprenticeship Programme Response

24 Mar 2020

This is a difficult time for apprentices, employers and providers of apprenticeship training, assessment and external assurance. The government is committed to supporting apprentices, and employers co…More …


UK Nuclear Skills Awards 2020

16 Mar 2020

The Hilton Manchester welcomed the nuclear industry’s twelfth annual UK Nuclear Skills Awards on the 12th March.  During the evening the nuclear stars of the present and future were announced. The aw…More …


Summary – HM Treasury Budget

12 Mar 2020

HM Treasury Budget 11th March 2020 New Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, presented his first Budget on 11th March. This is the first Budget for the new Government, and the first since the UK…More …


Nuclear Skills Summit 2020: Planning phase 2 of the NSSG Delivery Plan

12 Mar 2020

The Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NSSG) held a successful Skills Summit on the 12th March, which was a focused Workshop run in partnership with the Young Generation Network. Importantly, it saw part…More …


Institute approves Occupational Proposal for PhD Apprenticeship

27 Feb 2020

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) has approved the Occupational Proposal submitted by the Trailblazer Group of nuclear sector employers developing the Nuclear Technical…More …


A Sellafield apprentice has been named as one to watch for the future

25 Feb 2020

Phillipa Hawley, a third year degree apprentice in nuclear quality who works for Sellafield Limited, has been included in the 2020 Northern Power Women Future List. This list champions and supports "…More …


IfATE is consulting on the process for how they recommend funding bands

25 Feb 2020

An IfATE consultation was announced  on the changes to funding recommendations.  This consultation was launched on Monday 24th February and closes on Monday 6th April 2020 at midday. The consultation…More …


Corhyn Parr announced as incoming Chair of Nuclear Skills Strategy Group

24 Feb 2020

Corhyn Parr, Director of UK Waste Operations at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) will be the next Chair of the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NSSG). Her appointment becomes effective on 31s…More …


WiN UK seek volunteers for a variety of roles in its Executive Committees

21 Feb 2020

Following on from yesterday's announcement of the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) becoming the industrial partner for WiN UK. NNL is helping WiN UK seek out some new volunteers for various roles in…More …


YGN Speaking Competition sees Cumbria’s young talent set out powerful solutions to halt climate change

20 Feb 2020

How would you halt climate change? What would be your solution to powering the next generation of transport in the UK?How about the makeup of the 2050 energy mix?  These were the three questions pose…More …


NNL is the 2020 Industrial Partner for WiN UK

20 Feb 2020

Announced in February National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is the 2020 Industrial Partner for Women In Nuclear UK (WiN UK). The partnership will see the two organisations work closely together to promote…More …


Gillian Keegan appointed Apprenticeships and Skills Minister

18 Feb 2020

Gillian Keegan has been named as the new apprenticeships and skills minister. She joined the Department for Education as a parliamentary under secretary of state on Friday (14th February) following B…More …


NSAN has today announced the appointment of Colin Reed as the new Chair

18 Feb 2020

Colin Reed succeeds Martyn Fletcher, who after two great years decided to step down.  He was Director of NSAN until his retirement in 2018. His career includes periods leading the Human Resources fun…More …


Sellafield’s Rebecca Ballantyne has been named one of the world’s top female scientists.

14 Feb 2020

Rebecca Ballantyne, has been included in the Global Shaker Women in Science list which introduces the top 20 women in science to know. Ballantyne is a Senior Technologist and Chartered Chemist at Sell…More …


Ready, steady, go! Decision-makers plan next steps to deliver Nuclear Sector Gender Roadmap

07 Feb 2020

The NSSG and WiN UK came together for a meeting of the Nuclear Sector Gender Roadmap delivery group in February. There has been overwhelming support for the Roadmap since its launch in December 2019.…More …


Hinkley Point C Project has created 529 apprenticeships and aspires is to create 1,000 more

04 Feb 2020

Today marks the start of National Apprenticeship Week 2020. This annual celebration brings together the apprenticeship community to celebrate the impact on individuals, employers and the economy. The…More …


A director at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has scooped a top award from WiN UK

04 Feb 2020

The Women in Nuclear (WiN) Annual Awards recognises those who have gone above and beyond to promote gender balance and diversity across the nuclear sector. Professor Melanie Brownridge, the NDA’s Tec…More …


Nadhim Zahawi, Minister for Business and Industry has signed the Nuclear Sector Gender Commitment

29 Jan 2020

Nadhim Zahawi, Minister for Business and Industry has signed the Nuclear Sector Gender Commitment, a new pledge which sees employers, companies and individuals pledging their support to the Nuclear Se…More …


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