This is an exciting and pivotal time for the nuclear industry and for the National College for Nuclear (NCfN). In the UK, we have a nationally important and expanding nuclear mission, and nuclear is recognised as a major contributor to our energy security. Building capability and skills for our industry has never been more important.
As well as existing power generation, new build and waste management activities, the nuclear decommissioning portfolio is growing. More power generating reactors are nearing the end of their productive life and entering decommissioning. Large scale nuclear new build is underway with more to come. There is significant investment in new nuclear technology such as Small and Advanced Modular Reactors and nuclear fusion, and the Government recognises the part that nuclear plays in delivering a Net-Zero economy.
With this expanding portfolio, there are more opportunities than ever for stimulating, fulfilling and long-term careers in nuclear and the NCfN and our Approved Provider network, play an essential part in developing the depth and capability of the workforce who will deliver our nuclear missions.
At the NCfN, our approach to teaching and training is hands on and innovative. Through a combination of classroom learning and practical experience at our facilities, and those of our industry partners, we produce rounded and capable professionals who have the skills and behaviours needed to deliver the UK’s nuclear challenges. Our students can develop into world class experts.