Nuclear Skills Strategy Group

News (December 2018)

A celebration of our Sector's Suffragettes

17 Dec 2018

A statue of iconic Mancunian suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst has been unveiled to mark the centenary of women being given the right to vote.  This culminates a year of celebration of the passing of the…More …


NSSG sets out Updated Strategic Skills Plan to deliver Nuclear Sector Deal

11 Dec 2018

Two years after its initial, wide-ranging Nuclear Strategic Skills Plan, the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NSSG) has launched an Updated Strategic Skills Plan at Nuclear 2018, the Nuclear Industry As…More …


Nuclear Skills 2019 Conference

11 Dec 2018

Nuclear Skills 2019 led by the NSSG, will bring together nuclear employers, partners and Government on the skills agenda and, for the first time, will present a holistic programme on both nuclear skil…More …


NSSG Chair, Dr Fiona Rayment outlines Knowledge Management in context of an ageing workforce

11 Dec 2018

Fiona set out the work of the NSSG at a Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Event at the end of October, in regard to building up a pipeline of talent that will meet the sector’s own needs, and also build a s…More …


Franco-British Seminar on the innovative approaches to nuclear skills

11 Dec 2018

On the 7th/ 8th November, a second Franco-British Seminar on innovative approaches to nuclear skills was held in London. Around 50 individuals from the nuclear industry, research, education, governmen…More …


Standards Update

11 Dec 2018

The NSSG is continuing work with the Institute for Apprenticeships on policy issues relating to a newly developing Nuclear Technical Specialist Apprenticeship Standard at Level 8 (PhD level). While wa…More …


Place Workshop drives forward regional delivery

11 Dec 2018

Following the Nuclear Sector Deal place workshop, sub-groups have now been identified for 5 priority areas to take forward regional delivery on a collaborative approach to maximise the opportunity fro…More …


Government announces reforms to Apprenticeship Levy and announces consultation

11 Dec 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 …


Second wave of IfA Funding Reviews

11 Dec 2018

The Institute For Apprentices is reviewing the funding bands for apprenticeships to ensure they are consistent with funding bands assigned more recently; are based on the most up-to-date information w…More …


End of reprocessing at Thorp signals new era for Sellafield

11 Dec 2018

The NDA has reached a major milestone in its decommissioning mission with the end of nuclear fuel reprocessing at Thorp. he last piece of nuclear fuel was ‘sheared’ (where nuclear fuel is cut into pi…More …


New training centre to keep Oxfordshire a hi-tech hotspot

11 Dec 2018

A training centre that will equip up to 350 apprentices per year with technical skills for the local economy is now taking shape at Culham Science Centre near Abingdon. Oxfordshire Advanced Skills (O…More …


Skills Advisory Panels (SAPs)

11 Dec 2018

The Department for Education (DfE) has published guidance which sets out how government will support Skills Advisory Panels, and its expectations as to their role, structure and governance. The intent…More …


Damian Hinds Technical Education Speech

11 Dec 2018

The Education Secretary set out his plans to get more people into skilled jobs in a recent speech at Battersea Power Station. “We are introducing clear, high quality, technical paths to skilled jobs……More …


Defence Secretary announces £400m investment for nuclear-armed submarines

11 Dec 2018

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced a £400 million funding boost for the Dreadnought programme, as he opened a new training academy and revealed the name of the second Dreadnought submari…More …


Latest round of Nuclear Bursary launched

10 Dec 2018

The Nuclear Bursary provides financial support to individuals for education and training opportunities to help with starting or furthering their professional career in nuclear. The Nuclear Bursary sc…More …


NSSG sets out Updated Strategic Skills Plan to deliver Nuclear Sector Deal

06 Dec 2018

Two years after its initial, wide-ranging Nuclear Strategic Skills Plan, the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NSSG) has today launched an Updated Strategic Skills Plan at Nuclear 2018, the Nuclear Indus…More …


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