The Next Generation Nuclear Industry Council (NGNIC) is looking for young professionals to join its council from across the nuclear industry, its supply chain and other interested parties.

What is the opportunity?

The Next Generation Nuclear Industry Council (NGNIC) is a shadow board to the NIC comprising of around twelve young professionals, including representation from Government, the NIA, and energy industries.

The NGNIC is set up to bring new ideas and direction to the long-term future of nuclear and to drive the strategic growth of our sector. This is a fantastic opportunity to apply to be part of the NGNIC and to help shape the future of the industry, play a leading role in strategic decision making and to develop both personally and professionally at such a pivotal time for the energy sector.

The NGNIC will support the Nuclear Industry Council (NIC) in tackling long-term challenges facing the industry and facilitating cooperation between industry and Government.

The activities of the NGNIC will fall into two key strands:

  • Following the strategic agenda of the NIC and provide feedback, for example reviewing of the NIC papers and providing challenge to its activities
  • Driving its own initiatives such as developing a vision of a future energy network aligned to Net Zero and Energy Security, and the role nuclear should play within it

Examples of our activities so far include:

  • Consultations with the workforce on the nuclear sector, culminating in our first-of-a-kind Future Workforce report
  • Action Fund supporting grass roots initiatives across the industry
  • Regular hotseats with industry leaders and innovators
  • Exclusive roundtables with senior leadership in Government and industry on topical subjects
  • Participation at industry events including taking part in panel sessions and talking about NGNIC activities

Why do we need the NGNIC?

  1. To create a sustainable future for the nuclear industry
  2. To deliver diversity of thought
  3. To address critical issues
  4. To represent a changing focus & cultural shift in areas such as:
    • Energy security
    • Climate emergency
    • Net Zero
    • Sustainability
    • Economic development
    • Social media

What sort of person are we looking for?

Successful candidates should be able to act autonomously as well as part of the NGNIC team and be flexible and enthusiastic. Strong communication skills should be demonstrated and the individual should be prepared to challenge, question and reflect.

The membership of the NGNIC will be based on personal appointments meaning that its members are not appointed to represent a particular organisation, rather they are appointed in their capacity as a knowledgeable person with the right behaviours and ability to think strategically on behalf of the whole sector and its members.

The role will require communication with senior industry leaders, Government and those outside nuclear. We are looking for diversity of thought to build a strong and influential team to ensure those who will deliver the nuclear contribution to Energy Security and Net Zero are involved in defining it.

What is the level of commitment?

The NGNIC meet monthly on a virtual basis for approximately an hour  with additional activities and deliverables to be determined as required. This will be a two year term with the option to extend for an additional year.

How do I apply?

Interested parties should submit a written application of no more than 250 words as to why they believe they are suitable for the role and why they wish to be considered by Friday 14 October 2022 to [email protected]. For more information, please get in contact with Georgina.

A blind selection process will then be undertaken by a review panel. Following down-selection, CVs will be requested and interviews will then take place for a shortlisted number of applicants prior to the final appointments being made. It is anticipated that successful candidates will be appointed by the end of the calendar year.