The UK’s nuclear industry needs 7,000 more skilled workers a year to reach projected peak demand, according to a new study. The Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NNSG) set out the ambitious target through its Updated Strategic Skills Plan, launched at the recent Nuclear Industry Association’s (NIA) Annual Conference in London. The plan forecasts that 100,600 full time equivalent roles will be needed by 2021 to meet the demands of power generation, nuclear new build, research and development, decommissioning, defence and waste management.
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World class facilities are rewriting the training manual for graduates and apprentices entering the nuclear industry in the South West of England as the sector experiences unprecedented growth. Statistics from the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group say approximately 13,000 skilled people are required in the region to meet the sector’s skills demand between 2016 and 2023. The region has 29 colleges, seven universities and a significant number of high-quality independent training providers with a growing mix of options to provide the skilled workforce and capacity that the industry needs. These facilities together are set to deliver training for more than 7,000 people by 2020. They include the flagship Southern hub of the National College for Nuclear located in Somerset, which aims to enrol 400 nuclear apprentices by 2023. The £15m facility located at Bridgwater & Taunton College (Cannington Campus) is a partnership between industry, national regulators, skills bodies and training providers which is set to revolutionise the way that training for the nuclear sector is delivered.
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