Presentation on theme: "Looking to the Future for the NDA Skills Strategy Dr Ian D. Hudson, Head of Technology & Skills Division Nuclear Safety, Security, Environment and Engineering."— Presentation transcript:
Looking to the Future for the NDA Skills Strategy Dr Ian D. Hudson, Head of Technology & Skills Division Nuclear Safety, Security, Environment and Engineering Directorate NuSAC(2007)P9
Background to NDA Established by Government in April 2005 to: –Safely clean up the UK civil public sector nuclear legacy with due regard to the environment and socio-economic issues. –Ensure that current commercial operations are run safely and efficiently on behalf of UK taxpayer. And The NDA has a duty set out within the Energy Act (2004) to ensure the availability of skills required to deliver the overall decommissioning and nuclear clean-up mission. WHY ?
Key Drivers Skills / training focussed on mission output Skills for the Nuclear Industry Increased attainment of national qualifications Entrepreneurial / innovative / commercial agenda Supply Chain skills availability Retraining to decommissioning and the need for flexible and transferable skills
Some issues to face Demographics / replacement workforce Peaks and troughs of employment Attraction to the industry and developing the STEM agenda Competition from other industries / sectors
Identifying the Need Skills and Workforce Transition Plans National Standard Resource Codes National Skills Working Group Supply Chain Initiatives
Specialist Skill Shortages Project Controls Engineers (Planners and Schedulers) Cost Estimators and Engineers Quantity Surveyors Environmental Specialists Health Physics Advisors Safety Case Writers and Reviewers Project Managers Radiological Protection Advisors
National Approach PhD Masters Degree Modern Apprenticeship, HND, Foundation Degrees, NVQs Schools
Building and enhancing an infrastructure for skills delivery National Skills Academy for Nuclear A Nuclear Institute Dalton Cumbria Facility On / near site training centres Worker Trainers University of Cumbria
Developing skills and training provision Skills Passports National Occupational Standards and Qualifications National Community Apprenticeship Scheme Collaborations and Partnerships Developing e-learning opportunities Learning from others / sharing good practice (Nationally and Internationally) Union Learner Reps and Resource Centres
Attracting a new workforce Energy Foresight 14-19 Diplomas School Academies Young Enterprise Links with Schools and Specialist Colleges
Back to the triangle! PhD Masters Degree Modern Apprenticeship, HND, Foundation Degrees, NVQs Schools Dalton Cumbria Facility Epidemiology University Partnerships Bursaries National Skills Academy Nuclear
Conclusion Skills are important Well trained, well lead, mission focused work- force World Class, people & facilities Regional & National Agenda Partnership – Employers / Employees Sustainability Good start to a long journey
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