The ethos of the National Colleges was to have employers in the driving seat and no more so than at the National College for Nuclear (NCfN); both Chair and Vice Chair of the Company have been employer representatives from Sellafield Ltd and EDF since its incorporation in 2016. Working alongside employers on the board are representatives from the college and university sectors (Lakes College; Bridgwater and Taunton College; University of Cumbria and University of Bristol).
In line with the forward-thinking ethos of the College, the Board has operated under a ‘virtual’ model from its inception, facilitating a national perspective. This allows the Board to operate at the centre, identifying and evaluating need, and responding with the curriculum development employers want, while a growing network of independent providers, who have successfully undergone an accreditation process, take responsibility for delivering the curriculum to the desired standard.
The NCfN continues to demonstrate its willingness to work in partnership, and to consult, with a broad spectrum of stakeholders, maintaining regular contact with Government, other employers and organisations, who have a common interest in the nuclear and energy sectors more broadly, who to date have included industry representative organisations for example ECITB, COGENT and the Nuclear Skills Steering Group. To get in touch with the NCfN, visit our Contact page.