The aging Cumbrian population is a huge concern to the nuclear industry, according to an expert speaking at yesterday’s Carlisle Ambassadors meeting. The main focus of the meeting was plugging the Cumbrian skills gap, and Kevin Foley, programme manager of the Centre of Nuclear Excellence, revealed his worries over the county’s workforce. Speaking to over 100 local businesses, Mr Foley said that although the Cumbrian population was growing by two per cent, the working age of the county wasn’t. Many people are moving to the county in retirement, or buying second homes. Even more pressure will be put on the situation when the Moorside new nuclear build is constructed.
In Cumbria 15th April 2016 read more »