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NSSG Delivery Plan Digest - January 2018

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.

UK-France Civil Nuclear Seminar paves the way for increased collaboration

Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NSSG) Chair, Dr Fiona Rayment OBE, represented the NSSG at a key UK-France Seminar, which took place on January 18th. Read More >>

Nuclear Skills Strategy Group welcomes Nuclear Industry Council Proposals to Government for a Sector Deal

The Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NSSG) has welcomed the Nuclear Industry Council’s (NIC) publication of a comprehensive set of Proposals for a Sector Deal for Nuclear. These proposals follow on from the Government's publication of its Industrial Strategy White Paper, which stated the nuclear sector is "integral to increasing productivity and driving growth" in the UK.  Read More >>

NSSG represented on NIA Conference Skills Panel

The Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) held another successful annual conference in December, which included a lively Skills Panel.  Read More >>

Workshop will see action plan for collaboration on training provision

A Training Providers workshop hosted by NSAN was held in November, to gain views on nuclear employers and training providers working together to support specialist subjects, including the use of industries’ facilities and subject matter experts.  Read More >>

NSSG plans regional roll out

The forthcoming Nuclear Sector Deal will be implemented on a ‘Place’ basis and the NSSG delivery group is establishing an implementation strategy building on existing stakeholder groups and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).  Read More >>

Accelerated Experience and Learning Programme (AELP) to focus on oil and gas sector

The roll out of the NSSG commissioned Accelerated Experience and Learning Programme, a key programme in the Delivery Plan, is now underway  Read More >>

Workforce mobilisation: data sharing underway 

The NSSG’s Strategic Plan recognises that the skills required are often in competition with other sectors, and many are only required for relatively short periods of time – and this is particularly the case for construction and engineering skills.  Read More >>

Subject Matter Experts Working Group focuses on accelerated time to expertise

Maintenance (and growth)  of our subject matter expertise is a priority for the NSSG, which has forecasted that if subject matter experts take up their retirement option at 60 years of age the industry could lose up to 300 experts or 30% within the next five years.  Read More >>

YGN paper kick starts Knowledge Management activity

The Nuclear Institute’s Young Generation Nuclear (YGN), which has recently joined the NSSG, is supporting the Group in a number of areas and in particular has developed a paper on Knowledge Management. Read More >>

New Nuclear Gateway platform: matching talent surplus to nuclear jobs across the sector

The Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NSSG) of employers, alongside the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and the National Skills Academy Nuclear (NSAN) have today launched a new industry-led web-based platform called Nuclear Gateway.  Read More >>

ECITB seeking Board Trustees

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is currently advertising for Trustees to sit on the ECITB Board.  Read More >>

NSSG plans to launch Tomorrow’s Engineers programme at Big Bang Fair

The Year of Engineering is a new, major government campaign, which recognises that not enough young people – especially young girls – think it’s a world for them. Read More >>

National College for Nuclear North and South hubs set for launch

The National College for Nuclear (NCfN) will officially launch both its North and South hubs on 7th February; the college is dedicated to supporting the specialist training needs of the nuclear industry. Read More >>

NSSG will submit response to T level Consultation

The Department for Education (DfE) have issued a consultation on the implementation of T levels.  The NSSG is developing a comprehensive response to this, in order to shape the future of the newly developing technical education system. Read More >>

NSSG welcomes BEIS Select Committee Report on impact for the civil nuclear sector of leaving the European Union.

The Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NSSG) employer members have welcomed the recommendations from the Department for Business, Environment and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee Report Brexit: the Implications for the Civil Nuclear Industry which sets out likely impact for the civil nuclear sector of leaving the European Union, including leaving the Euratom treaty.  Read More >>

Cross Sector Skills Analysis aimed at delivering a Modern Industrial Strategy

A new analysis, Optimising the skills and education landscape has been developed in partnership by four national skills bodies, representing the digital, engineering, advanced manufacturing, life sciences, nuclear (Cogent Skills) and creative industry sectors.  Read More >>

Women in Nuclear UK 2018 Conference - The Big Questions
31st January 2018 

The third annual Women in Nuclear UK (WiN UK) Conference will explore The Big Questions on diversity and inclusion and why this leads to better business decisions. Full details

National College for Nuclear North and South launch
7th Februray 2018

The National College for Nuclear (NCfN) will officially launch both its North and South hubs.  The college is dedicated to supporting the specialist training needs of the nuclear industry. Full details

DIT Civil Nuclear Showcase
27-28th February 2018 

The UK’s Department for International Trade presents the Civil Nuclear Showcase 2017. It attracts 350 delegates in total- 100 from overseas markets including China, Central & Eastern Europe, France, Japan, Turkey and the United States. The tailored programme includes Fiona Rayment, Chair, NSSG, who will talk about UK skills and capability.  Full details

UK Nuclear Skills Awards
15th March 2018 

The Annual UK Nuclear Skills Awards will be held, once again, at the Mercure Manchester. NSSG Chair Fiona Rayment will introduce the night. Full details

Process Safety Management Summit 2018
18th April 2018 

PSM Summits will see practitioners and executives from industry, stakeholder and regulatory bodies coming together highlight the best practice guidance and support available from across these forums. Full details

Decomm 2018
18-19th June  2018 

This conference aims to attract delegates from across the decommissioning sector and will look at reducing the nuclear liabilities, operational to decommissioning and waste in the UK and globally.  Full details