Dounreay Apprentices Encouraged To Make Most Of Exciting Opportunities
21st October 2023
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.
This year, 2 new skills were recognised as the first joinery apprentices in 40 years received their qualifications, alongside the first quantity surveying apprentices to successfully complete their training course.
This year’s guest speaker was Scrabster Harbour Master Jason Hamilton. He said, "Dounreay has been such a big part of Caithness over the last 60 or more years and hopefully this will continue for decades to come as its investment in our youth and local community is invaluable.
It’s a proud heritage of long-term investment in young people who join the ranks of highly trained staff, says Dounreay managing director Mark Rouse. He added, "I encourage you to make the most of the exciting opportunities and challenges that are ahead of you as you use your new-found skills to clean up the site and fulfil our mission,
This year Dounreay has taken on 17 new apprentices who are the 68th group since 1955 to begin their careers in the nuclear industry by joining the site’s highly respected apprenticeship schemes.
The NDA Draft Business Plan sets out key activities and expected progress for all 17 of the NDA's nuclear sites over the next 3 years. We want to hear from anyone who has a comment on any aspect of this document.
NRS is delighted to announce that we are recruiting over 30 level 2 - 6 engineering and business apprentices to deliver our decommissioning mission. John Vickerman, Chief People Officer, commented: "NRS is an exciting place to be.
Leaders from the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), and the Korea Radioactive Waste Agency (KORAD) signed their second cooperation statement. Yesterday, Monday 20 November 2023, leaders from the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), and the Korea Radioactive Waste Agency (KORAD) reaffirmed their commitment to share their knowledge, experience and technology in relation to the management of radioactive waste.
Today, Monday 20 November, the NDA has opened registration for its tenth nuclear decommissioning supply chain event, which will be held at The International Centre in Telford on 27 June 2024. Launched in 2011, the supply chain event has gone on to attract a total of around 10,000 visitors from more than 20 countries over the years, representing thousands of companies both large and small.
A key programme of work at the Low Level Waste Repository in Cumbria is making real progress. The Repository, which is part of Nuclear Waste Services (NWS) and manages disposal of the UK's low level radioactive waste, has started key work on the final capping of historic trenches and vaults which are now full and ready for permanent closure.
Nuclear Waste Services (NWS) and Women in Nuclear (WiN UK) hosted an event for young people to promote and showcase career opportunities in the nuclear industry. Around 150 students attended the first ever Nuclear Connection Science Fair in Oxford, hosted by NWS and Women in Nuclear (WiN UK) on 10 November 2023.
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.
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.
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.
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.