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Nuclear Bursary Scheme

07 January 2020


Are YOU looking to enter or further develop your career in nuclear?

The Nuclear Bursary provides financial support to individuals for education and training opportunities to help with starting or furthering their professional career in nuclear.

The deadline for applications: 17th January 2020

The Nuclear Bursary scheme, managed by NSAN and funded by the ECITB and NDA will 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 round of bursaries focuses 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.

This Bursary Award round will support 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 bursary can be used to support an individual 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.

For more information or to apply – download the application form.