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Graduates push their knowledge of nuclear decommissioning

Gordon Cheung and Annelisa Hussey

Recent graduates Gordon Cheung and Annelisa Hussey initially knew little about nuclear. Find out why they both joined the nucleargraduates scheme in 2015, how valuable their experience on the scheme has been, and where they are heading next.

“Building blocks” and “stepping stones” for a career in nuclear decommissioning

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Civil engineer Jack Hardy spent eight months with the NDA as part of the nucleargraduates training scheme and now works for Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC).

Civil engineer Jack Hardy spent 8 months with the NDA as part of the nucleargraduates training scheme and now works for Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC). He describes how the varied experience built up his understanding of the industry, developed a network of contacts and led to an ongoing involvement with the NDA’s mission.

Understanding the context for PhDs in nuclear decommissioning

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Rick Short, NDA's Research Manager, with PhD students Claudia Gasparrini and Sophie Rennie who collected awards for their top-quality contributions at DISTINCTIVE conference 2016

Rick Short, NDA’s Research Manager, reports from the second DISTINCTIVE conference attended by PhD students and around 70 representatives from industry, regulators and international organisations. He outlines the importance of students understanding the context for their work to solve decommissioning challenges and how solutions can be applied on the ground.

Government and industry leaders focus on security of nuclear materials in Washington DC

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Nuclear Security Summit 2016

Mark Jervis, Managing Director of International Nuclear Services (INS), describes how the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS 2016) will bring more than 50 heads of state and four international organisations together to discuss intergovernmental policies in global nuclear security. The Nuclear Industry Summit (NIS 2016), an official side event of NSS 16, will attract nuclear industry leaders from around the world to address the future use of nuclear technology, cybersecurity and securing nuclear materials. Here Mark explains the key role INS has played in delivering commitments at previous summits.

Success: the results of funding research into challenges in nuclear decommissioning

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Collaboration Nation 2016: nuclear innovation showcase. XCAM Limited demonstrated their device for in-situ monitoring of Tritium and Carbon 14 in groundwater.

Yvonne Morris, NDA Research Manager, joined innovators and end users of new technologies at a recent event that showcased the results of leveraged NDA investment in nuclear research and development over the last 4 years. Decommissioning projects across the NDA’s estate are now benefitting from these innovative technologies. She encourages innovators and those tackling the decommissioning challenges to share their knowledge further.

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

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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.

Mentoring benefits for businesses interested in the UK nuclear decommissioning market

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Previous mentee, Sara Lodge, recommends the NDA Estate SME Mentoring Scheme

Sara Lodge, Director at Beehive Coaching and Leadership Development Ltd, describes her experience of participating in the NDA's SME mentoring scheme. She encourages small companies to consider joining the scheme if they want to get more involved in the UK's nuclear decommissioning market.