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Celebrating apprenticeships in nuclear decommissioning

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Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers 2016

Beccy Pleasant, Head of Skills and Talent at NDA, recently chaired the judging panel for the National Apprenticeship Awards. She celebrates the value of on-the-job training and welcomes views on what more could be done to increase opportunities for individuals and organisations?

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.

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

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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.

50 years of knowledge helps build range of unique devices

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Calder Bains, Senior Design Engineer, at Dounreay site

Calder Bain, who started his apprenticeship in the 1960s at Dounreay and worked on the Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR) before it was built, is part of the site’s in-house design team responsible for safely dismantling the reactor. He ponders on the unique challenges they face.