NSAN and Cogent Skills are pleased to announce that the nominations are open for the 16th annual UK Nuclear Skills Awards.

The awards are open to all companies working in, or with, the nuclear sector in the UK. There is no requirement for companies to be members of either NSAN or Cogent Skills.

The UK Nuclear Skills Awards is the premier skills for nuclear event. Organised on behalf of the sector by NSAN and Cogent Skills, the awards recognise and celebrate exceptional individuals and companies in the nuclear sector.

The UK Nuclear Skills Awards are the ideal way to honour people within your company who have gone beyond your expectations, highlighting their achievements to their peers across the industry.

The award categories for the 2024 UK Nuclear Skills Awards are:

Company Awards

  • Provider & Employer Partnership Award
  • Sustainability through Skills Award

Individual Awards

  • Intermediate Apprentice of the Year
  • Advanced Apprentice of the Year
  • Higher & Degree Apprentice of the Year
  • UK Nuclear Apprentice of the Year (decided from the winners of the apprentice categories)
  • Graduate of the Year
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Champion of the Year
  • Nuclear Ambassador of the Year

On a business level, success at the Skills Awards rewards the activities you have undertaken as well as highlighting your success in nurturing and developing the talent, skills and expertise required for the future of the nuclear industry in the UK.

The winners of the awards will be revealed at the UK Nuclear Skills Awards dinner at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester on March 28 2024.

There are support packages available to companies who would like to contribute to the costs of arranging the event and gain promotional. Further information can be found via the nominations link below or by contacting us.

Tricia Austin, Managing Director of NSAN, said:

“The UK Nuclear Skills Awards shine a spotlight on the individuals and organisations that have shown an outstanding commitment to skills development and learning across the nuclear sector. The Awards highlight the exceptional quality of people of all levels, rewarding those who are working above and beyond to ensure the current and the next generation have the skills to enable the UK Nuclear industry to thrive. The UK Nuclear Skills Awards is the nuclear industry’s skills event of the year. I would urge anyone interested to get involved.”

Justine Fosh, CEO of Cogent Skills said:

 “Cogent Skills and NSAN are once again delighted to launch the nominations for the UK Nuclear Skills Awards, a firm fixture in the nuclear industry’s annual calendar. These fantastic Awards continue to reflect the sector’s commitment and investment in its skills base. The Awards also underpin the ambition of the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group for a diverse and inclusive workforce and reflect the breadth of talent across the sector.”

Closing date for all applications is 4pm on October 31 2023

Further information and links to application packs can be found via https://www.nsan.co.uk/page/NuclearSkillsAwards2024Nominations

For more information, contact Mary Kinsella, Communications Manager, NSAN ([email protected]) or Kate Hutchins, Membership and Events Manager, Cogent Skills ([email protected])


Notes to editors
NSAN is the go-to-place for skills for nuclear. A membership organisation, NSAN exists to improve the performance of companies in the nuclear industry through collaboration and action on skills. NSAN is aiding in improving skills in the nuclear industry by setting the highest standards of excellence, leading the sourcing and provision of skills solutions and expanding our sector’s capabilities. NSAN works collaboratively to deliver outstanding levels of service, enhancing the value we provide to members.