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NSSG Delivery Plan Digest - September 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.

Stage set for Nuclear Skills 2019, March 21st, Manchester

Nuclear Skills 2019, led by the NSSG, will bring together nuclear employers, partners and Government on the skills agenda and, for the first time, will present a holistic and integrated programme on both nuclear skills and skills for nuclear, demonstrating industry leadership and collaborative thinking to meet the current and emerging skills challenge. Read More >>

Nominations for the UK Nuclear Skills Awards have launched

Nominations for the 11th UK Nuclear Skills have been launched.  All companies working in or with the nuclear sector are invited to nominate their best apprentices, graduates, and STEM Ambassadors.  The awards are open to all companies working in or with the nuclear industry. Read More >>

Standards Advisory Group publishes updated Apprenticeship Map

The NSSG Nuclear Standards Advisory Group has published an updated Apprenticeship Map for the nuclear sector in the UK.Read More >>  

Place workshop unites regions to ensure a fleet approach to skills for nuclear

Place is a key dimension within the Government’s Industrial Strategy, and is an underpinning theme in both the Nuclear Sector Deal and NSSG Strategic Plan.   Read More >>

NSSG Nuclear Workforce Assessment widens data collection criteria

New data collection round has begun in preparation for the next Nuclear Workforce Assessment (NWA). This goes beyond the demand levels and current population information of previous years to include recruitment data that will allow us to monitor the inflow from other industries (and the thought diversity it should bring) and gender balance, for both experienced recruits and trainees. Read More >> 

NSSG Chair Fiona Rayment interview with Titans of Nuclear

Fiona Rayment OBE, Director NIRO (National Nuclear Laboratory) and Chair of the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NSSG) has been interviewed by “Titans of Nuclear”, a podcast featuring interviews with experts throughout the Nuclear Energy field. Read More >> 

Sellafield Ltd Social Impact Strategy 2018

The Sellafield Ltd Social Impact Strategy sets out how it aims to deliver the maximum social impact from the £2bn of taxpayer money that it spends every year.  Read More >>


New funding guidelines issued from August 2018

The DoE have issued the policy for apprenticeship funding in England from August 2018. The main policy change is the number of funding bands is being increased from 15 to 30.  Read  More >>

Publication of Level 4-5 Review Interim Evidence Report

The Department of Education has published its evidence overview for the Review of Level 4-5 Education.  Taught (or “Classroom based”) Level 4-5 education is delivered in Universities, Further Education Colleges and Alternative Providers, and other Private Training Providers.  Read More >>

UK Skills Survey 2017 findings

DfE has published the 2017 UK Employer Skills Survey. It is one of the largest business surveys in the world, with the data in this report based on survey responses from over 87,000 employers.  Read More >>

Nuclear Safeguards Regulations Consultation

BEIS is seeking views on the proposed regulations for a new domestic nuclear safeguards regime, following the UK’s withdrawal from Euratom.  Read More >> 

CIPD reports on employer views of T levels

The CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, has published research on employers’ views of T levels. The NSSG has previously responded to a major Government consultation on T levels stating that the timing of work placements would need to be carefully planned versus employer capacity and their operational activities Read More >>

Introduction to Nuclear Power Generation
5-7th September  2018 

This three day technical conference will include a range of seminars delivered by industry experts as well as tours to provide an overview of nuclear power generation. . Full details

Nuclear Safety Conference 2018
13th September  2018 

This conference will explore the experiences of the Defence and Civil nuclear sector, offering an opportunity to hear the latest developments that are pushing the boundaries of innovation and being applied to integrate safety and security across the nuclear sectors.  Further information

Nuclear South West Annual Conference
19th September  2018 

There will be a joint NSSG/ EngineeringUK presentation on the Next Generation Nuclear Project, a key workstream in the NSSG’s Delivery Plan, aimed at Sector attraction and boosting diversity.  Full Details

CRA's Annual Risk Forum  
26th September  2018 

CRA's 9th Annual Risk Forum, will bring together Risk Specialists working across a number of sectors to discuss. The Risk Forum provides a platform for knowledge transfer, exchange of best practice and networking amongst peers..  Full Details

International Nuclear Engineering Conference 
4th October 2018 

INEC was formerly known as the Sustainable Nuclear Energy Conference, which was successfully run in 2012, 2014 and 2016, charting the development of all aspects of nuclear energy. Our focus for this conference is nuclear engineering and how developments in the field underpin a sustainable nuclear power industry across the globe.  Further information

Central England Branch Annual Dinner 2018
11th October 2018 

Following the resounding success of last year, The Nuclear Institute Central England Branch is pleased to announce that its Annual Dinner in 2018 will be held at the Oxford Spires Hotel on 11 October 2018 at 19.30, with drinks reception commencing at 18.30 at the same venue.  Further information

Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum
16th October  2018 

With the UK currently generating around 21% of its electricity from nuclear power, but with almost half of this capacity to be retired by 2025, this seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss the outlook for new nuclear projects in the UK. Full details

Modelling in Nuclear Science and Engineering
17th October 2018 

Following a valuable first event in 2017, this year delegates will explore the latest advances in mathematical modelling and simulation as well as the deployment of new techniques used in nuclear science and engineering.  Further information

8th NDA Estate Supply Chain Event
1st November 2018 

The NDA Estate Supply Chain Event is organised by the industry for the industry. Last year’s showcase event attracted around 1,600 delegates, providing opportunities to network with more than 300 exhibiting companies. With a particular focus on SMEs, the aim is also to attract new businesses to the nuclear decommissioning sector. Full details

Advanced Nuclear Technologies 
14th November 2018 

Hear from the Government on the progress being made to support advanced nuclear reactors as a key component of the UK’s Industrial Strategy and Nuclear Sector Deal.  Further information

Nuclear 2018
6th December 2018

Nuclear 2018, the NIA annual nuclear conference, will take place on Thursday 6 December 2018 in Central London. NSSG will be exhibiting at this event and launching its revised Skills Strategy, which will embrace the Skills Elements of the Nuclear Sector Deal.   Further information.

NI/NIA Annual Dinner 2018
6th December 2018

The Annual Dinner is the premier event for the nuclear industry in the UK, bringing together key players from across the industry, political scene and academia.  Further information

Nuclear Skills 2019
21st March 2019

Nuclear Skills 2019, led by the NSSG, will bring together nuclear employers, partners and Government on the skills agenda and, for the first time, will present a holistic and integrated programme on both nuclear skills and skills for nuclear, demonstrating industry leadership and collaborative thinking to meet the current and emerging skills challenge.

UK Nuclear Skills Awards 2019
21st March 2019

The UK Nuclear Skills Awards are open for nominations. Applications are welcome from companies working in or with the nuclear industry in the UK.  The awards are open to all companies working in or with the nuclear industry. We would like to offer you the chance to support this Skills Awards evening which promises to celebrate success in skills.  Further information