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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 webin…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 …


Nuclear Sector Deal Virtual Event

04 Sep 2020

In June of this year we celebrated the second anniversary of the Nuclear Sector Deal (NSD) and we consider this an increasingly important time to pause and reflect on what has been achieved so far. T…More …


National Apprenticeship Awards 2020 – open for entries

03 Sep 2020

Calling out to all apprentice employers, inspirational apprentices, rising stars and individuals who champion apprenticeships - as the National Apprenticeship Awards 2020 are now open for entries!  B…More …


Employer incentives for hiring new apprentices applications go live

03 Sep 2020

From 1 September, employers large and small can apply for large cash incentives designed to create more high-quality apprenticeship opportunities.   As part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs, employe…More …


Kickstart Scheme opens for employer applications

03 Sep 2020

As part of the government’s Plan for Jobs, a new £2 billion Kickstart Scheme will create hundreds of thousands of new, fully subsidised jobs for young people across the country. The 6 month placement…More …


NIA UK - Blueprint for cheaper nuclear power unveiled

03 Sep 2020

The nuclear industry have set out an ambitious framework to cut the cost of constructing new power stations in the UK. In a new report, a cross-industry team, working as part of the Government-backed…More …


National Nuclear Laboratory: Call for Proposals

02 Sep 2020

There are some exciting opportunities for anyone (organisations or individuals) who would like to get involved in one of the nuclear industry’s greatest challenges. Opportunities are available to gai…More …


Nuclear Apprenticeship Survey 2020 – Deadline extended

27 Aug 2020

The Nuclear Skills Strategy Group’s Nuclear Apprenticeship Survey is currently open for submissions. After requests from employers in the sector, the deadline has now been extended to 30th September. …More …


IfATE Employer survey provides snapshot of COVID-19 impact on Apprenticeships

24 Aug 2020

A survey into the impact of COVID-19 on apprenticeship employers has provided invaluable insight into the uptake of remote learning and recruitment concerns of smaller employers. There were 350 respo…More …


Relief scheme for providers of apprenticeship training to public sector employers

07 Aug 2020

This scheme has been introduced to enable public sector employers, who pay the apprenticeship levy to provide relief to their suppliers of apprenticeship training if they consider that they meet the r…More …


Innovative nuclear competition launch – are you ready for the challenge?

27 Jul 2020

A £3.9 million competition is today being launched to find innovative ways to sort and segregate radioactive waste at some of the UK’s oldest nuclear sites. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority – in…More …


ECITB: Train to Retain

24 Jul 2020

The Train to Retain scheme will support the retention of essential skills in the industry by providing grants for professional development activities for apprentices, trainees and graduates. These dev…More …


Apprentice recruitment incentives – Webinar by the Education & Skills Funding Agency

21 Jul 2020

On July 8th the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a number of measures to address the challenges posed by the Covid-19 outbreak. The measures are aimed at encouraging employers to take advantage of th…More …


£40 million to kick start next-gen nuclear technology

15 Jul 2020

Government invests £40 million to develop the next generation of nuclear energy technology, creating R&D and manufacturing jobs across the UK funding will develop technologies to supply low-car…More …


King’s College London Nuclear History Conference July 2020

09 Jul 2020

The Centre for Science and Security Studies at King’s College London is holding a nuclear history conference online in July 2020.  Academics, veterans of Britain’s nuclear programmes and other researc…More …


HM Treasury Summer Statement – A Plan for Jobs

08 Jul 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak – “No one will be left without hope” As expected, the Chancellor focused significantly on jobs in today’s (8th July) Summer Statement. The Chancellor began his statement, stat…More …


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 orga…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 an…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 apprenti…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 inf…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 a…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 …


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