Nuclear Skills Strategy Group

News (February 2020)

Institute approves Occupational Proposal for PhD Apprenticeship

27 Feb 2020

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) has approved the Occupational Proposal submitted by the Trailblazer Group of nuclear sector employers developing the Nuclear Technical…More …


A Sellafield apprentice has been named as one to watch for the future

25 Feb 2020

Phillipa Hawley, a third year degree apprentice in nuclear quality who works for Sellafield Limited, has been included in the 2020 Northern Power Women Future List. This list champions and supports "…More …


IfATE is consulting on the process for how they recommend funding bands

25 Feb 2020

An IfATE consultation was announced  on the changes to funding recommendations.  This consultation was launched on Monday 24th February and closes on Monday 6th April 2020 at midday. The consultation…More …


Corhyn Parr announced as incoming Chair of Nuclear Skills Strategy Group

24 Feb 2020

Corhyn Parr, Director of UK Waste Operations at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) will be the next Chair of the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NSSG). Her appointment becomes effective on 31s…More …


WiN UK seek volunteers for a variety of roles in its Executive Committees

21 Feb 2020

Following on from yesterday's announcement of the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) becoming the industrial partner for WiN UK. NNL is helping WiN UK seek out some new volunteers for various roles in…More …


YGN Speaking Competition sees Cumbria’s young talent set out powerful solutions to halt climate change

20 Feb 2020

How would you halt climate change? What would be your solution to powering the next generation of transport in the UK?How about the makeup of the 2050 energy mix?  These were the three questions pose…More …


NNL is the 2020 Industrial Partner for WiN UK

20 Feb 2020

Announced in February National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is the 2020 Industrial Partner for Women In Nuclear UK (WiN UK). The partnership will see the two organisations work closely together to promote…More …


Gillian Keegan appointed Apprenticeships and Skills Minister

18 Feb 2020

Gillian Keegan has been named as the new apprenticeships and skills minister. She joined the Department for Education as a parliamentary under secretary of state on Friday (14th February) following B…More …


NSAN has today announced the appointment of Colin Reed as the new Chair

18 Feb 2020

Colin Reed succeeds Martyn Fletcher, who after two great years decided to step down.  He was Director of NSAN until his retirement in 2018. His career includes periods leading the Human Resources fun…More …


Sellafield’s Rebecca Ballantyne has been named one of the world’s top female scientists.

14 Feb 2020

Rebecca Ballantyne, has been included in the Global Shaker Women in Science list which introduces the top 20 women in science to know. Ballantyne is a Senior Technologist and Chartered Chemist at Sell…More …


Ready, steady, go! Decision-makers plan next steps to deliver Nuclear Sector Gender Roadmap

07 Feb 2020

The NSSG and WiN UK came together for a meeting of the Nuclear Sector Gender Roadmap delivery group in February. There has been overwhelming support for the Roadmap since its launch in December 2019.…More …


Hinkley Point C Project has created 529 apprenticeships and aspires is to create 1,000 more

04 Feb 2020

Today marks the start of National Apprenticeship Week 2020. This annual celebration brings together the apprenticeship community to celebrate the impact on individuals, employers and the economy. The…More …


A director at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has scooped a top award from WiN UK

04 Feb 2020

The Women in Nuclear (WiN) Annual Awards recognises those who have gone above and beyond to promote gender balance and diversity across the nuclear sector. Professor Melanie Brownridge, the NDA’s Tec…More …


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