Beccy Pleasant

Beccy Pleasant

Beccy Pleasant is Head of Skills and Talent for the NDA.

Why University Technical Colleges (UTCs) are so critical for nuclear decommissioning

Beccy Pleasant, Head of Skills and Talent for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, explains the value to the nuclear industry of vocationally-focused training provided by University Technical Colleges (UTCs). She outlines their role in developing a pipeline for apprenticeships and a future workforce. If your children are interested in a nuclear career, then find out more about what UTCs offer. Suppliers in the nuclear industry might also want to find out how they can support UTCs so that they benefit from skilled workers in the future, and play their part in ensuring that education helps support young people to be ready for the world of work.

The changing value of apprenticeships: essential for the nuclear industry

Jack, Jack, Natalie and Rebecca: 4 Sellafield Ltd project management apprentices

Beccy Pleasant, NDA's Head of Talent and Skills, celebrates the value of apprenticeships across the UK and highlights imminent reforms for employers. She describes how schemes are helping more apprentices gain placements in the supply chain for nuclear decommissioning. A long-running scheme, funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, in Cumbria is developing valuable business administration skills for those taking their first career steps in the nuclear industry.

Award to recognise skills initiatives in the nuclear decommissioning supply chain

Working to plan

Beccy Pleasant, NDA's Head of Skills and Talent, and Sam Dancy, NDA Supply Chain Manager, encourage the supply chain to share how they are developing the expertise that will help bridge potential skills gaps in the industry. Companies are encouraged to submit applications by 9 September for a new supply chain award for the Best Enhancement of Capability and Capacity .

Let’s widen participation in work-based learning in nuclear decommissioning

Gen2 National Apprenticeship Week Challenge 2016

Beccy Pleasant, NDA Head of Skills and Talent, shares her inspiring experience of judging at this week’s Gen2 National Apprenticeship Week Challenge. She wants to keep pushing for employers, trainers, and the younger generation to participate in such apprenticeships and traineeships that introduce greater diversity in the nuclear decommissioning workforce.

A 120-year mission: securing the skills needed for UK nuclear decommissioning

NDA's mission 2015 to 2120

Natasha Hanson, Head of HR Strategy and Delivery, and Beccy Pleasant, Head of Skills and Talent, describe the challenges around maintaining a skilled workforce for such a long-term mission. They share the work underway to overcome these challenges, and seek your views on this approach.