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 .
Phil Quayle, who is currently on the nucleargraduate programme, tells us about a fun-filled day at Lancashire Science Festival where he encouraged kids to think about how science can be useful in nuclear decommissioning as well as fun!
During UK Robotics Week, Natasha Hanson - Head of HR Strategy and Delivery, explains how use of robotics in nuclear decommissioning does not replace the need for skilled people to work on our UK sites. More than anything, use of robotic technology opens up various, exciting career opportunities in an industry that needs people to work with and understand robotics.
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.
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.
Alison Kay, from National Grid, is working towards a board-level role and joined the NDA’s Board as an observer last year to progress her career. Alison describes how the experience of watching the board at work helped her personal development.
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.
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.
Adrian Simper, Strategy and Technology Director, thanks stakeholders for considering the issues in the NDA's draft revised strategy. He outlines plans for further engagement during the consultation period, and emphasises that he is keen to hear from people and organisations who are interested in how we decommission our 17 UK sites.