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NSSG Delivery Plan Digest - Summer 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.

NSSG launches new website

After several months of development, the NSSG is delighted to officially announce the launch of its new website. The aim of the new website is to provide members with an easy to navigate platform that showcases NSSG’s role.  Read More >>

Nuclear Role Profiles and Standards Mapped

The Standards Advisory Group has completed a map linking role profiles with apprenticeship and training standards in the nuclear industry.  Read more >>

NSSG working with Government to optimise skills for our nuclear future

The Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NSSG) has welcomed the publication of the Nuclear Sector Deal, a key output from the Government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper, announced at the end of last year.  Read More >>

Supply Side Modelling Scenarios developed for Moorside

Scenarios have been developed to support Cumbria Centre of Nuclear Excellence (CoNE), to understand the various supply options including apprenticeships to meet the requirements and timings for the Moorside development.  Read More >>

Defence and Civil open discussions on skills collaboration 

In June, Richard McMeekin, NSSG member and the Submarine Delivery Agency Head of Engineering and Head of Profession (Nuclear) hosted a meeting with EDF and Sultan Nuclear Department to explore opportunities for EDF and SDA to collaborate on the delivery of training, skills development and professional knowledge transfer. Read More >> 

NSSG Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) strategy

The NSSG has agreed its objective to develop and implement a strategy for attracting and retaining a more diverse workforce into the nuclear sector.  Read More >>

NSSG celebrates centenary of women’s vote

NNL initially received the Suffrage Flag as part of the Suffrage Flag Relay celebrating the centenary of the passing of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which led to women being given the right to vote.  Read More >>

Statement to Parliament on Horizon project at Wylfa Newydd

In June the Secretary of State for BEIS, Greg Clark, announced the Government's intention to start negotiations with Hitachi and the Japanese government regarding the Wylfa Newydd new build development, which included the possibility of direct Government investment.  Read More >>


UK “meeting milestones for Euratom exit”

The Nuclear Safeguards Bill has become one of the first pieces of legislation addressing the UK’s departure from the European Union to complete its passage through Parliament.  Read More >>

EU Settlement Scheme: new Government employer toolkit

The Government has published an employer toolkit designed to equip employers with the right tools and information to support EU citizens and their families on the EU Settlement Scheme.  Read More >>

Latest apprenticeship starts data

DfE have published their latest Apprenticeships and Traineeships Aug-April 2017/18 statistical release.  Read More >> 

MPs Annual Report on apprenticeships

The All Party Parliamentary Group on apprenticeships issued its annual report outlining some of the sessions it had held over the year and concluding with some recommendations on the need for improved careers advice, more responsive systems and greater flexibility for the levy.  Read More >>

New “Careers Hubs” to be rolled out

The Secretary of State for Education, The Right Hon Damian Hinds MP, announced the names of 20 new Careers Hubs across England.  Read More >>

DFE confirms one Awarding Body for each T Level

DfE says it has listened to feedback from Awarding Organisations (AOs) on the development of T Levels and the procurement process. Read more >>

New IfA funding process explained

The Institute for Apprenticeships published a Q and A sheet on how funding is being assigned under the new band structure for apprenticeships. Funding will still be a two-step process: an initial funding band will be generated alongside the approval of the proposal, and then the IfA will make a final funding band recommendation alongside the approval of the assessment plan.  Read More >>

AELP to assess impact of provider access to schools on vocational agenda

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has been commissioned by the Department for Education to review the impact of the new provider access legislation. 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

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