Nuclear Skills Strategy Group

20 Feb 2020

NNL is the 2020 Industrial Partner for WiN UK

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 gender diversity in the nuclear industry. 

WiN UK’s primary aims revolve around:

  • Attraction – encouraging more women to choose a career in the nuclear sector
  • Retention – supporting women already in the industry and helping their career progression
  • Dialogue – at all levels about the benefits of the nuclear industry

NNL Chief Executive, Paul Howarth said:

“NNL is fully committed to addressing gender balance issues in the nuclear industry so the partnership with WiN UK is a natural step and a good fit. Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee has been up and running for a couple of years now and continues to have an increasing impact on the way we do business." 

"NNL has been involved with WiN UK since its inception in 2014, with one of our employees being a founder member. We continue this support with Kirsty Hewitson – our VP for Innovation – now being a WiN UK Board Member.”

WiN UK President, Lynsey Valentine commented:

“We’re delighted to be in partnership with NNL. Our first industrial partnership last year with Jacobs really helped WiN UK to communicate our messages into industry. We’re looking to build on the successes of last year and continue to further WiN UK’s aims."

Read more about this partnership.