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“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.

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.

Hannah' s winning start to a promising career in the nuclear industry

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John Clarke, NDA CEO, with Hannah Paterson, winner of Best Student Poster Award at WM2016

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.

Encouraging views from those interested in nuclear decommissioning

Engaging on the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's Draft Strategy

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.

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.