Fiona Bruce, Executive Support Manager at Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd, has been shortlisted for Women In Nuclear’s Champion of the Year Award 2018. She shares her views on the importance of gender diversity in the nuclear industry and talks about how she and others are addressing issues in the workplace that affect women at Dounreay nuclear site and in the industry generally.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beccy Pleasant, Head of Skills and Talent, explains why, even though NDA sites are heading for eventual closure, it is essential that NDA, its estate, subsidiaries and supply chain support apprenticeships.
Melanie Brownridge, NDA Head of Technology, describes her recent experience of seeing the Fukushima Dai-ichi site in Japan that is abuzz with activity and a ‘can do’ attitude. Her visit helped her appreciate the scale of the technology challenges.
NDA Research Manager Rick Short congratulates the UK research students who have been awarded scholarships to attend a prestigious international conference on nuclear decommissioning.
Hannah Paterson, an enthusiastic nucleargraduate, shares her experience of international sharing of knowledge on waste management issues in Phoenix, Arizona, after winning a scholarship to attend this nuclear industry conference. Hannah is keen for anyone considering a career in nuclear to understand the breadth of opportunities that she has discovered on her journey so far.
Darrell Morris, NDA's Technical Assurance Manager, explains why innovation is so important for nuclear decommissioning. He encourages UK businesses to consider how their techniques and technology might address some of the challenges faced in our mission to decommission the UK's nuclear legacy.
John Clarke, NDA CEO, speaks at an international conference for the management of radioactive material and related topics. He gives an overview of progress in UK nuclear decommissioning and the value of international collaboration.