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NDA Launches Search For Next Generation Of Nuclear PioneersThumbnail for article : NDA Launches Search For Next Generation Of Nuclear Pioneers
The nuclear industry is growing, as is the NDA's mission, creating a wealth of exciting opportunities with the number of graduate opportunities available in the NDA group doubling this year to more than 120.   Roles are available in dozens of different professional disciplines, right across the UK, to help safely and sustainably decommission the nation's oldest nuclear sites and support specialist nuclear waste and transport businesses.  
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Mission Progress Report 2023Thumbnail for article : The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Mission Progress Report 2023
This report shows the progress being made against the NDA mission to decommission the UK's earliest nuclear sites safely, securely and cost effectively.   The NDA Mission Progress Report (MPR) demonstrates the progress being made across the NDA group since 2005, and how much work there is left to do over the next 120-plus years.  
Sellafield Robots Leading An Evolution In Nuclear DecommissioningThumbnail for article : Sellafield Robots Leading An Evolution In Nuclear Decommissioning
ROBOTS at Sellafield are delivering breakthroughs at the site with learnings shared with the wider nuclear industry.   The use of robots is increasingly commonplace at Sellafield, helping to make work safer, faster, and cheaper, and delivering valuable lessons for other nuclear sites in the UK.  
Major Nuclear Company Rebrands As Nuclear Restoration ServicesThumbnail for article : Major Nuclear Company Rebrands As Nuclear Restoration Services
Magnox Ltd has changed its brand and from 31st October 2023 will be known as Nuclear Restoration Services (NRS).   Chief Executive Officer, Rob Fletcher said: "This is more than a change of sign - it is a demonstration of the organisation we want to be - delivery focused, transformative, innovative and growing." A world leader in its field, NRS is responsible for safely decommissioning the first generation nuclear and research sites across the UK and restoring the sites for all our futures.  
Dounreay LINC category 1 and 2 suppliers
An updated list of suppliers to Dounreay was published on 30 October 2023.   LINC with Dounreay Category 1 suppliers as of 21 March 2023.  
Radioactive Particles In The Environment Around Dounreay Continue To Be Found
New particle finds on 29 September 2023 and 16 October 2023.   Updated number of Sandside finds.  
Dounreay Apprentices Encouraged To Make Most Of Exciting OpportunitiesThumbnail for article : Dounreay Apprentices Encouraged To Make Most Of Exciting Opportunities
Dounreay's newly skilled workers were encouraged to make the most of opportunities and challenges as another year's apprentices completed the training programme.   Twelve apprentices received their certificates from Operations Director Mick Moore at this year's awards ceremony.  
Thousands Of New Training Places Created As Part Of £650 Million Fusion PackageThumbnail for article : Thousands Of New Training Places Created As Part Of £650 Million Fusion Package
Measures announced by Nuclear Minister Andrew Bowie at IAEA Fusion Energy Conference.   Plans to transform UK fusion include training for over 2,000 people, a new fuel cycle testing facility and dedicated funding to support fusion companies.  
A Mace-led Team Has Been Selected By The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) To Support With Clean-up Activities At 17 Sites Across The UK
International construction and consultancy firm, Mace, along with AtkinsRealis, Gleeds and i3Works, will deliver a range of project & programme management and project controls services as part of a four-year framework with the NDA - the non-departmental public body working on behalf of government to clean-up the UK's earliest nuclear sites safely, securely and cost effectively.   A Mace, AtkinsRealis and Gleeds alliance has been working collaboratively with the NDA for the past two years via a framework, and i3Works has now joined the team for this latest edition to add even more capability and capacity.  
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Launches 2024 Phd Bursary CallThumbnail for article : Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Launches 2024 Phd Bursary Call
The NDA is looking for research proposals related to nuclear decommissioning for its 2024 PhD Bursary Call.   The NDA has launched its 2024 PhD bursary scheme as part of its commitment to developing talent within the nuclear sector and supporting the pioneers of the future.  
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Annual Report 22-23Thumbnail for article : Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Annual Report 22-23
Recently published the annual report of the National Decommissioning Authority (NDA) 2022-23.   For Caithness perhaps the most interest will be where Dounreay is mentioned.  
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4/10/2023
6 Caithness Groups Among Highland Organisations To Benefit From Community Regeneration Funding Towards Revenue Projects
A funding boost of nearly £1million of revenue investment is set to benefit rural areas across Highland.   The Highland Strategic Local Action Group who met during September, considered, and agreed funding for revenue projects submitted to the first round of the 2023/24 Community Regeneration Fund.  
New Training Hub Set To Revolutionise Nuclear Skills DevelopmentThumbnail for article : New Training Hub Set To Revolutionise Nuclear Skills Development
A state-of-the-art skills centre for the UK nuclear industry has been officially opened at Sellafield.   The Glove Box Training Facility upskills operators in one of nuclear's most important disciplines.  
25/9/2023
Caithness Groups Get Lottery Awards
A number of groups in Caithness were on a long list of Scottish awards from the lottery.   Caithness KLICS (SCIO) Medium Grants Scotland: Improving Lives £76,763 Highland The group will use the funding to offer a range of activities for young carers, including weekly group sessions and after school sessions to reduce stress and provide respite bringing some normality into their lives.  
POLICE OFFICER RECRUITMENT - CAITHNESS AREAThumbnail for article : POLICE OFFICER RECRUITMENT - CAITHNESS AREA
Would you like to join the Police? Would you like to live and work in the Caithness area? Police Scotland is actively recruiting good quality and eligible candidates specifically for the Caithness area.   We are taking applications now for Police Constable / Special Constable Entry for future intakes during 2023/2024.  
NDA Welcomes Its Largest And Most Diverse Cohort Of GraduatesThumbnail for article : NDA Welcomes Its Largest And Most Diverse Cohort Of Graduates
NDA group welcomes the first cohort of graduates recruited through the NDA group graduate programme, launched late last year.   On Monday 18 September 2023 the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group welcomed the first cohort of graduates recruited through the NDA group graduate programme, launched late last year.  
NDA Group Showcases Skills And Innovative Expertise In WestminsterThumbnail for article : NDA Group Showcases Skills And Innovative Expertise In Westminster
The NDA group showcased how it's using technology, innovation and expert skills to deliver its crucial mission, at the NIA's ‘Nuclear Week in Parliament'.   The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group showcased how it's using technology, innovation and expert skills to deliver its crucial mission, at the Nuclear Industry Association's ‘Nuclear Week in Parliament'.  
Dounreay Welcomes New Apprentices for 2023Thumbnail for article : Dounreay Welcomes New Apprentices for 2023
Dounreay has welcomed the 2023 instrument, electrical, mechanical, scaffolding, joinery, design and business apprentice intake.   These young people will now take part in development programmes, which will see them have the skills and qualifications to make them the future of our workforce.  
Dounreay Supply Chain Newsletter July 2023
The Commercial team at Dounreay is committed to ensuring strong working relationships with the supply chain.  The launch of Dounreay's supply chain newsletter will help us to keep the supply chain informed on current events on site and will be distributed quarterly.  
Assessment Of The Benefits Of The NDA Innovation PortfolioThumbnail for article : Assessment Of The Benefits Of The NDA Innovation Portfolio
The NDA innovation programme covers a range of supply chain focused calls and competitions that have been run since 2006.  It is targeted at the NDA's growing ambition to deliver its decommissioning mission safer, faster and at lower cost.