The Future Workforce Working Group (also known as the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group, NSSG) is the lead strategic skills forum representing the nuclear industry’s skills demands in the UK. Its purpose is to secure the required supply of suitably qualified and competent personnel for the current and future needs of the UK’s nuclear sector by providing the strategic direction on skills infrastructure, processes and training provision. . Its focus is on the current and future workforce required for the civil and defence nuclear sectors, and includes skills required for the full lifecycle, ie from construction to decommissioning, as well and research, development and innovation required.
Among its responsibilities are:
- Develop a long-term Skills Strategic Plan for the nuclear sector
- Provide leadership, direction, focus and priorities to bodies and associations in the skills system
- Encourage collaboration and learning within the sector and the adoption of best practice in developing the workforce
- Maximise regional economic benefit of nuclear renaissance and ensure alignment between national and regional skills strategies
- Increase workforce diversity by attracting/retaining individuals from a range of backgrounds.
- Maximise diversity of thought by bringing people in from other sectors to improve productivity/contribute to cost reduction/improve safety.
- Develop new capabilities required for future nuclear technologies and healthy pipeline of subject matter experts.
- Ensure training provision meets the needs of the industry to efficiently develop the current and future workforce.
The Nuclear Sector Deal Future Workforce Working Group is led by Corhyn Parr, NDA Director and Chair of the NSSG.