Nuclear Skills Strategy Group

News (November 2020)

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 …