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UK sets out plan for boosting nuclear workforce

UK sets out plan for boosting nuclear workforce

A new nuclear industry skills 'roadmap' - based on sector collaboration, investment in training, leadership development and improving diversity - has been launched in the UK aimed at attracting and retaining the sector's workforce of the future.

New Nuclear 16 May 2024


Framatome launches expansion of Lynchburg site

Framatome launches expansion of Lynchburg site

Framatome has broken ground on a USD50 million expansion of its Operational Center of Excellence in Lynchburg, Virginia, which provides specialised training and tooling to service and maintain North America's nuclear power plant fleet and develops solutions for advanced and small modular reactors.

Corporate 26 April 2024


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Industry needs to translate nuclear ambitions into reality, panel says

Industry needs to translate nuclear ambitions into reality, panel says

The industry must seize the opportunities arising from a global change in the perception of nuclear energy, a panel session agreed during a side event at the World Energy Congress 2024. However, wide-scale collaboration is needed to ensure the industry can meet the expected growth in demand for nuclear power technology.

Nuclear Policies 24 April 2024


EDF report highlights youth skills benefits of Hinkley Point C project

EDF report highlights youth skills benefits of Hinkley Point C project

The nuclear power construction project in the UK has led to 8000 people being trained at specialist centres, and prompted a 25% increase in younger adults living in the area, according to the Hinkley Point C Socio-Economic Impact Report 2024.

Corporate 18 April 2024


Investment announced to boost UK nuclear workforce

Investment announced to boost UK nuclear workforce

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced a package of public and private investment to reinforce the country's nuclear workforce and support 40,000 expected new jobs in its defence and civil nuclear industry.

Nuclear Policies 25 March 2024


X-energy opens first training centre for SMR operators

X-energy opens first training centre for SMR operators

The centre includes a full-scale plant control room simulator, Reactor Protection System prototype, and virtual reality experience as well as offices and classrooms, and will be used to train future operators of X-energy's Xe-100 advanced small modular reactors.

New Nuclear 15 March 2024


IAEA steps up efforts for gender balance in nuclear sector

IAEA steps up efforts for gender balance in nuclear sector

The International Atomic Energy Agency's Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has said that gender equality "is not just right - it is imperative for net zero, battling cancer, and ending global hunger".

Nuclear Policies 08 March 2024


UK initiative to expand nuclear workforce

UK initiative to expand nuclear workforce

The UK civil and defence nuclear sectors have launched a "first-of-its kind collaborative cross-sector initiative" - known as Destination Nuclear - aimed at boosting the workforce to help deliver the country's nuclear expansion ambitions.

New Nuclear 12 February 2024


Grossi to discuss Zaporizhzhia staffing concerns

Grossi to discuss Zaporizhzhia staffing concerns

The decision to block access for staff yet to sign a contract with the Russian operators of the occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, and its impact on safety, is going to be raised by International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi when he visits the site next week.

Regulation & Safety 02 February 2024


Dutch initiative to boost nuclear workforce

Dutch initiative to boost nuclear workforce

With the Netherlands planning an expansion of its use of nuclear energy, various parties in the Dutch nuclear and education sectors have signed a declaration of intent aimed at boosting vocational education in nuclear technology.

New Nuclear 17 January 2024