David Vineall, the NDA's HR Director, looks forward to focusing on education and skills, which are vital to ensure the UK has a skilled workforce capable of carrying out the work of decommissioning our nuclear sites.
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Steven Carroll, Head of the programme to empty Sellafield’s oldest nuclear waste store, celebrates the completion of work to that could finally enable the highly radioactive contents to start being removed next year.
Beccy Pleasant, the NDA’s Head of Talent and Skills, shares her enthusiasm for a new online skills-matching service, the Nuclear Gateway, that puts job candidates in direct contact with a pool of prospective employers.
The NDA’s Risk Manager Richard James explains how a recent conference brought experts together in a joint cross nuclear industry drive to improve how we deal with the many risks around us.
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.
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.
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.
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.