The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) will be the main sponsor of the 2019 UK Nuclear Skills Awards, to be held on the 21st March, in Manchester.
The highly successful UK Nuclear Skills Awards, now in its 11th year, is organised by NSAN and Cogent Skills. The event provides the industry with a unique opportunity to showcase excellence in workforce development through the celebration of a number of awards from apprentice to graduate level, and beyond. The event attracts a large number of high-profile organisations including major corporates, contractors, academics, funding authorities, regulators, training bodies and other key third parties.
David Peattie, NDA Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to be supporting this year’s Nuclear Skills Awards showcasing the breadth of talent in the nuclear industry. Ensuring we have the right skills in place both now and in the future, is vitally important to the NDA and our mission to clean up the UK’s nuclear sites. Developing young people and talented individuals into tomorrow’s leaders, innovators, engineers and professionals is crucial for the future of our sector and the wider nuclear industry. These awards shed light on the skills and expertise in the industry and rightly celebrate the exceptional work of individuals from across the nuclear sector.”
Alongside the Main Sponsorship, the NDA are also supporting the first UK Nuclear Skills Award to highlight the exceptional work of individuals from the nuclear industry in the promotion and support of equality, diversity and inclusion.
Mr Peattie added: “Making our organisations more inclusive is not only the right thing to do, but is crucial if we want to continue to attract, progress and retain talented people with the skills and diverse thinking we need in the years to come.”
Jo Tipa, Managing Director of NSAN, said: “We are delighted to welcome the NDA as the Main Sponsor. The NDA are a leading organisation for UK’s nuclear industry, ensuring the safe and efficient clean-up of the UK’s nuclear legacy. The NDA’s support to the UK Nuclear Skills Awards demonstrates their commitment to excellence in skills development for the nuclear industry.”
Joanna Woolf, Cogent Skills CEO added:
“We are delighted to have the NDA as the main sponsor of the evening, their support is ensuring we can, once again, shine a light on UK nuclear talent. Education and skills is a crucial area of focus for the NDA; their commitment to ensuring the UK has a diverse and skilled nuclear workforce is reflected through this major contribution to the success of these Annual Nuclear Skills Awards.”