Nuclear Skills Strategy Group

News (October 2018)

Summary of Budget 2018 – business, skills and education

30 Oct 2018

Contribution of small companies to apprenticeship levy to be reduced from 10% to 5%: amounting to a total of £695m package to support apprenticeships £20 million worth of new “skills pilots” announ…More …


Apprenticeship and levy statistics: October 2018

26 Oct 2018

Statistics covering latest monthly apprenticeship starts, apprenticeship service registrations and commitments, and apprenticeship levy information. There have been 369,700 apprenticeship starts repo…More …


Introducing the next generation of nuclear professionals

23 Oct 2018

Sellafield Ltd is celebrating the latest group of nuclear trainees to complete apprenticeships. More than 140 apprentices have graduated from 21 diverse schemes such as engineering design, health phy…More …


Have you signed up to the Nuclear Gateway System?

23 Oct 2018

The Nuclear Gateway system enables nuclear companies with oversubscribed graduate and apprentice programmes to provide candidates that they are unable to employ, with the opportunity to register and p…More …


NDA’s Anne Jenkins to take forward NSSG ED&I Strategy

23 Oct 2018

NSSG members invited to join ED&I Forum Anne Jenkins has been appointed as the NDA Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) and has extensive experience in this field having previous…More …


NSSG Coal to Nuclear transfer Scheme in development

19 Oct 2018

A Group transfer scheme between Coal and Nuclear power plants is now in development, by EDF, ECITB and NSSG.  A workshop held in October identified two potential work-streams associated with operatio…More …


UK/France Employer Forum on Diversity and Inclusivity develops pragmatic actions

19 Oct 2018

October saw a Paris-based Sharing Forum attended by French and UK employers, including NSSG members.   The two-day event shared initiatives and ideas from both countries on improving diversity and in…More …


Next Generation Nuclear Outreach – workshop agrees “Argos catalogue” resource pack

19 Oct 2018

An important workshop jointly facilitated by the NSSG and EngineeringUK, attended by nuclear employers, supply chain representatives and LEPs was held in Manchester University in October. Its aim was…More …


Online Nuclear Career Pathways in development

19 Oct 2018

The NSSG is creating a new online Nuclear Career Pathways platform integrated within the new NSSG website.  This will be made visible to all, to provide generic career pathways to support mobility ac…More …


nucleargraduates: 10 years of achievement

19 Oct 2018

Created by the NDA in 2008 with a £5 million investment, the nucleargraduates programme is the most comprehensive graduate scheme the industry has ever seen. The 10 year milestone was marked at a cel…More …


New Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Initiative Interactive Resource Bank to support diversity targets

19 Oct 2018

At present, the nuclear sector is ~22% female, which is made up of 12% within the Defence sector and 28% in the Civil Nuclear. Aspirational targets have been set for the nuclear workforce to reach 4…More …


NSSG Nuclear Workforce Assessment will see improved and wider workforce data

19 Oct 2018

Meetings are scheduled with the Defence sector and Horizon Nuclear Power to discuss the provision of enhanced workforce data.This is part of the broader industry collaboration to increase the accuracy…More …


Round up of Education and Skills Policy announcements at Conservative Party Conference

19 Oct 2018

Brexit was of course at the centre stage of the Conservative Party Conference, but many of the debates at the Conservative Party conference focussed on learning, education and apprenticeships.  The Ch…More …


Apprenticeship and levy statistics

19 Oct 2018

Statistics covering the most recent monthly apprenticeship starts, apprenticeship service registrations and commitments, and apprenticeship levy information have been released. The number of apprenti…More …


Government announces advanced maths premium for providers

19 Oct 2018

The advanced maths premium is funding for additional students studying specified level 3 maths qualifications. It is paid at a rate of £600 per year per additional student for one or 2 years, dependin…More …


2018 annual report on education spending in England

19 Oct 2018

A new report from the Institute of Fiscal Studies released in September highlights: Spending on the 3- and 4-year-old free entitlement to early education has risen from almost nothing in the early…More …


Cumbria to be boosted by 50 new apprenticeships as part of Nuclear Sector Deal

08 Oct 2018

A new ‘North West Nuclear Community Apprenticeship Programme’ will boost employment opportunities for local people, and help drive economic growth in the region. The scheme is being supported by the…More …


Government announces reforms to ensure the Apprenticeship Levy provides people with the skills they need to succeed

02 Oct 2018

The government has announced a package of reforms to ensure the Apprenticeship Levy provides people with the skills they need to succeed. The changes are aimed at providing flexibility for businesses…More …


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