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NSSG Delivery Plan Digest - October

The purpose of the NSSG Delivery Plan Digest is to highlight the NSSG Delivery Programme’s achievements, milestones, outcomes and partnership working over the last quarter. Active programme management drives progress towards and oversees the delivery of skills programmes, activities and initiatives for the UK nuclear industry, to address the key risks set out in the Nuclear Skills Strategy set by the NSSG.

Safeguarding talent through new Nuclear Gateway Portal

Even at a time of growth in the nuclear sector, many good candidates are unsuccessful with their application for apprenticeships and graduate programmes, simply due to a lack of demand in that particular organisation. Read More >>

Sector collaboration will ensure construction and engineering workforce mobilisation

The peak of the growth in demand for nuclear skills, as illustrated by the Nuclear Workforce Assessment, is clearly due to the workforce needed to construct the new nuclear power stations. Read More >>

Non-nuclear personnel set to benefit from Accelerated Experience and Learning Programme

The Nuclear Workforce Assessment has identified a number of skill set shortage areas, if we are to meet the ongoing resource requirement for a growing nuclear programme.  Read More >>

Shaping skills for the Sector Deal

The NSSG continues to work with the Department of Business, Environment and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on the skills elements of a Sector Deal for Nuclear. The Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) is leading the overall Deal with government, and the intention is that it will be published in autumn. Read More >>

Nuclear Bursary Scheme – an investment in skills

Twelve individuals are the latest recipients of the Nuclear Bursary Scheme, funded by the NDA and managed by NSAN. This latest round of the bursary scheme is aimed at supporting the delivery of the NSSG Skills Plan.  Read More >>

Nuclear Workforce Assessment underpins workforce planning

The NSSG sponsored 2017 Nuclear Workforce Assessment was published in the summer, has been very well received by the sector and is being used as a definitive source by a variety of platforms including the Financial Times. As well as updating forecasts to reflect new information, it includes some detailed analysis of the potential supply of skilled people into roles in the nuclear industry.  Read More >>

Guide to Nuclear Awareness and Top Up courses in the UK

National Skills Academy Nuclear have published a helpful guide to Nuclear Awareness and Top up courses. It includes details of 17 courses across the country, from a range of training providers, colleges and universities. The Nuclear Skills Strategy Group, had identified the need for a centralised source of information as one of the actions from their Strategic Plan.  Read More >>

NSSG employer members set out skills challenge of leaving Euratom

When the Government triggered Article 50 in March, which kick-started the process for leaving the European Union, it also stated the UK would leave The European Atomic Energy Community. This is because Euratom is 'legally joined' to the Treaty on the European Union.  Read More >>

NSSG responds to skills element of BEIS Commons Select Committee consultation on impact of Brexit

As the NSSG is a skills-related group, it responded to the skills questions of the consultation. Read More >>

Search for the Nuclear Stars of the Future

Do you employ an individual who is starting out in their career in nuclear, who has made an impact on your department/organisation?  Why not nominate them for a UK Nuclear Skills Award?  Read More >>

New Apprenticeship Map for the Nuclear Industry

This new Apprenticeship Map has been developed in conjunction with the Nuclear Standards Advisory Group (SAG), which sits within the NSSG. Read More >>

Spark! Contest open to students and graduates

Students and graduates are encouraged to register now for the third edition of the Spark! Contest, a writing competition dedicated to bringing together the energy-sector leaders of today and tomorrow.  Read More >>

New CEO of the Education and Skills Funding Agency appointed

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced that Eileen Milner has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and will take up the post in November this year. Read More >>

New education and skills measures announced

The Education Secretary Justine Greening has (1 October) announced a series of measures to “place education at the heart of the government’s ambition to provide opportunity for all and ensure we are building the skills needed to secure the nation’s prosperity.”  Read More >>

Expressions of Interest for Institutes of Technology

DFE officials have produced a policy statement on the plans for Institutes of Technology, some frequently asked questions and a proforma to register interest. Read More >>

TRS Nuclear Gateway launch
26th October 2017

The new and above mentioned Nuclear Gateway portal will be launched at the House of Commons this month.

NDA Supply Chain Event
2nd November 2017

This annual conference and exhibition will be held at Event City Manchester, the NSSG will exhibit in the Skills Zone, and lead the opening of a series of presentations on the skills agenda, from strategy to delivery, including updates from NDA, NSSG, NcFN, Warrington UTC, Gen2, Energus, Nuclear Institute, University of Cumbria, Women in Nuclear (WiN), ECITB and Winchester Consulting.
Further details

NIA Nuclear 2017
7th December 2017

The NIA’s annual conference will take at County Hall in London. The NSSG will be exhibiting and talking about its delivery programme. Further information 

UK Nuclear Skills Awards
15th March 2018 

The Annual UK Nuclear Skills Awards will be held, once again, at the Mercure Manchester.
Full details