Nuclear Skills Strategy Group

News (February 2019)

ED&I success for NDA Group companies

28 Feb 2019

Dounreay has been celebrating progress in ED&I at the inaugural Dounreay Professionalism Awards. Highlighting the site’s journey towards decommissioning excellence, the awards recognised its firs…More …


Nuclear industry gets involved with flagship Pride event

28 Feb 2019

A rainbow flag flew proudly over the Sellafield site as the company became one of the main sponsors of this year’s Cumbria Pride event. With a significant number of Sellafield employees proudly marc…More …


Counting down to Nuclear Skills 2019! March 21st Bridgewater Hall

28 Feb 2019

Nuclear Skills 2019 is now a sold out event – and we look forward to bringing all the delegates a fantastic day exploring, debating and sharing experiences on the skills agenda. Led by the NSSG, the…More …


Standards Advisory Group publishes 23 new and priority roles

27 Feb 2019

The NSSG facilitated Nuclear Standards Advisory Group (SAG) has now completed its initial review of generic role descriptions in the nuclear industry, and has published 23 new Industry Role Profiles.…More …


Nuclear Degree Apprentices to join ONR

27 Feb 2019

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is appointing its first Nuclear Degree Apprentices, adding another career pipeline into the organisation. The Nuclear Degree Apprenticeship Scheme develops A-L…More …


Nuclear AMRC Midlands opens for business

27 Feb 2019

Nuclear AMRC Midlands, a new research and innovation centre to support manufacturers across the region, has opened for business in the iHub at Infinity Park, Derby. The new centre is a major expansio…More …


Full STEAM ahead for new Sellafield supported education trail

27 Feb 2019

The new Sellafield supported STEAM trail (which stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and maths) is at Westlakes Science Park, near Whitehaven, Cumbria. The trail is both physical and dig…More …


STEM returner opportunities with Cavendish Nuclear

27 Feb 2019

From April 2019, Cavendish Nuclear will be running a STEM Returners programme with placements based in its team supporting the construction of Hinkley Point C power station, the UK’s first new build N…More …


Contracts awarded to deliver the first T Levels

27 Feb 2019

A major milestone was reached in February as contracts to develop, deliver and award the first three T Levels were awarded by the Department for Education (DfE) and Institute for Apprenticeships and T…More …


Next generation of artificial intelligence talent to be trained at UK universities

27 Feb 2019

February saw the launch of a new Government post-graduate artificial intelligence (AI) drive to boost productivity and create high skilled jobs as part of the modern Industrial Strategy. For the firs…More …


Transferring unused apprenticeship funds to other employers

27 Feb 2019

The Guidance has been updated and includes:  How will transferring funds work How much can be transferred What transfers can pay for How to start a transfer Guidance for employers who are trans…More …


Fusion: an example of Government science ambitions

27 Feb 2019

New Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation Chris Skidmore gave his first major speech on science policy during a visit to UKAEA. The UK Atomic Energy Authority’s pursuit…More …


2019 Nuclear Workforce Assessment will set out workforce demand scenarios

27 Feb 2019

The NSSG recognises that it is critical that the nuclear skills evidence base remains responsive to all potential options, particularly given several key commercial decisions are still to be made. Fo…More …


IfATE February Newsletter

22 Feb 2019

Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has published its latest newsletter, which sets out its name change to as it takes on more responsibility for T Levels. From the end of January it…More …


Manchester University awarded three CDTs – including Green Centre for Nuclear

20 Feb 2019

The University of Manchester has secured more than £19million of research investment after being awarded three Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT). The Centres will train the next generation of docto…More …


Minister calls to dispel girls’ misconceptions of STEM subjects

14 Feb 2019

School Standards Minister Nick Gibb has called on teachers, parents and society in general to challenge and dispel misconceptions some girls have about Science, technology, engineering and mathematics…More …


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