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Nuclear Bursary


Nuclear Bursary

The Nuclear Bursary provides financial support to individuals for education and training opportunities to help with starting or furthering their professional career in nuclear.  NSAN has been managing a Nuclear Bursary since 2008.  The Bursary is open for applications on an ad-hoc basis.  We will announce each Nuclear Bursary round on the website and send out notifications.

Currently the Nuclear Bursary scheme is Closed.  We will announce when new rounds are open for applications.

The Nuclear Bursary scheme, is managed by NSAN and funded by the ECITB and NDA.  The Nuclear Bursary aims to help the sector to deliver one of the NSSG’s  key theme of ‘Exciting the Next Generation.’ (attracting and recruiting a diverse range of people into the sector and retaining them with the appropriate level of knowledge transfer in order to minimise the number of fragile skills)

The criteria for the latest rounds of bursaries focussed on supporting some of the key themes outlined in the Nuclear Sector Deal.  This report highlights the requirement to ensure that the nuclear industry benefits from a diverse workforce of nuclear skills, including a step-change in the involvement of women in nuclear to achieve 40 percent of the total workforce by 2030. The Sector Deal also aims to improve the productivity and competitiveness of the UK nuclear supply chain, reduce barriers to entry and encourage SMEs to enter the sector.

The Nuclear Bursary supports individuals on programmes of study or training relevant to meeting the demand for nuclear industry with a particular emphasis on:

Mobility – supporting individuals into the sector from other industries, supporting the upskilling of an individual so that they will remain in the industry and supporting transferability across the sector.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – the sector would benefit from greater diversity and as such, applications are particularly welcome from female applicants, from challenging socio-economic backgrounds, unemployed individuals and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within the nuclear industry.

SME Development – applications are encouraged from individuals from micro  and small businesses.

UK Skills Gap – applications are encouraged from individuals to support identified skills gaps in the industry.  Further information is on this is supplied in the application form.

The Nuclear Bursary supports individuals on placements, internships, secondments and programmes of study relevant to the sector.  Relevant courses of study include: Higher Level Short Courses, Honours Degrees, Masters Degrees, Post Graduate, CPD qualifications and workforce development.


Benefits of Membership


Dedicated support from a Relationship Manager – you will benefit from face-to-face meetings and have a direct contact for any queries in between meetings. If you need support on anything skills-related, your Relationship Manager will be ready to help.


Join leading industry groups and attend our events for opportunities to network with other key figures in the industry.

Have your say

Get involved in developing solutions to specific skills issues. NSAN also provides an operational voice into government on how the changes to the skills landscape are affecting companies.

Save Money

NSAN products and services are offered at a reduced price to members.