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Welcoming new NI CEO

The Nuclear Institute is set to welcome new CEO Sarah Beacock in February. With her wealth of experience in the energy sector and background in environmental science, Sarah will make a valuable addition to the team at HQ.

Sarah is delighted to be joining the Nuclear Institute at a pivotal point in the UK’s nuclear industry, and she's looking forward to working with members, staff, and trustees in developing the nuclear skills for the professionals of the future.

Interim CEO Alastair Laird will resume his position on the Board of Trustees. His contribution to the Institute and the team in HQ over the past 6 months are greatly appreciated.

NI Webinars

We've had great feedback from our first webinar! Thanks to those of you who tuned in - we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Martin Chown provided an insightful view into Sellafield's relationship with the supply chain. The webinar recording can be accessed through the Members Area of the NI website.

Our next webinar features Jonathan Evans, head of the service for the Shared Services Alliance, and will look at the challenges and opportunities in the Low Level Waste field.

Jonathan's position gives him a unique insight into LLW, and it promises to be a fascinating webinar.


New Honorary President for NSAN

The National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSAN) is pleased to announce Dr Dame Sue Ion DBE FREng FRS as our new Honorary President.

Dr Ion is one of the UK’s foremost nuclear engineers. She has chaired the EU Euratom Science and Technology Committee since 2010, and has represented the UK on a number of international committees as an expert on nuclear fuel cycle engineering and manufacture technology. In June 2016 Dr Ion was named in the Top 50 Influential Women in Engineering list published by the Daily Telegraph.

“To have such an esteemed figure head for NSAN is indeed a huge honour for us.  I am sure that Dr Dame Sue Ion will be a great credit to our organisation and will be an excellent Ambassador for NSAN and the whole nuclear skills agenda. Dr Ion’s involvement in supporting and promoting educational programs and gender diversity in the sector will enhance the work of NSAN.

Dr Dame Sue Ion is the second Honorary President of NSAN following the retirement of Lord Patrick Jenkin in December 2015.  The whole team were very saddened to hear of the passing of Lord Jenkin last month.  Lord Jenkin was an excellent champion for NSAN and the nuclear industry.”


NuGen announces first ever Company Membership Scheme with Nuclear Institute

The partnership, announced on Tuesday 29 November, opens a ground-breaking agreement with NI in which NuGen employees will join the Nuclear Institute as Associate grade members, with access to the full range of member benefits. NuGen will also support staff who want to work towards getting full professional membership of the Nuclear Institute.

NuGen CEO Tom Samson welcomed the announcement which was made during a business briefing at the company's Manchester offices. "NuGen is a growing nuclear company - developing a nuclear culture and a highly skilled organisation is an extremely important part of that journey.

"Membership of the NI is a fantastic resource, offering NuGen staff access to training and networking opportunities to enhance their knowledge and develop their skills and their careers."

Upcoming Events
Women in Nuclear

The third annual Women in Nuclear UK (WiN UK) Conference will explore The Big Questions on diversity and inclusion and why this leads to better business decisions.


Knowledge Management
2 MAY 2017

Strengthen your capabilities and expertise in Knowledge Management through the experiences of key stakeholders in the area through a fascinating one-day seminar.


Nuclear Law Seminar
25 MAY 2017

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11 - 16 JUNE 2017

The week-long programme will include expert speakers, interactive workshops and varied technical tours to sites around the UK. It will be rounded off with extensive networking opportunities through formal and informal social and cultural events. More...

Integrated Waste Management
21 - 22 JUNE 2017

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