Careers

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.

Overcoming barriers to careers in nuclear for women

Women in Nuclear speed mentoring at Supply Chain Event 2015

Carole Jones, as an Executive Member of Women in Nuclear (WiN), outlines what the WiN group offers people so that they can develop their knowledge, personal network and ultimately raise their profile in the nuclear industry. She also encourages employers to join WiN and review and remove potential barriers to the recruitment and retention of women and under-represented groups in their company.

New 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 .