Around 50 members of the NSAN National Skills Academy Nuclear High Quality Provider Network came together on the 24th June to hear from an excellent range of speakers on the current and future skills requirements and opportunities across the UK Nuclear Programme.
Beccy Pleasant NDA
Mark Tippett Horizon Nuclear Power
Adrian Wheal MoD
John McNamara NuGen
Helen Higgs Areva.
A compelling description was provided of the extent and breadth of the programme and of the many opportunities for Providers to provide support in addressing these skills challenges. In the afternoon there were workshops on Trailblazer Apprenticeships, with Dave Tomlinson from Sellafield, on Higher Level Skills with Mike Angus from NNL and the NS4P and Competency Framework lead by NSAN Team members.
Great to see Providers collaborating and working with industry to take this important work forward. Trailblazer Apprenticeships will be key in helping to achieve the Government’s 3 million Apprenticeship target and the development of Subject Matter Experts is vital for the future nuclear programme.