Nuclear Skills Strategy Group


Nuclear sector employers have created a new model for the development and delivery of the UK nuclear skills strategy.

It is clear that only a UK wide partnership approach between Government, industry, training providers and the various skills bodies can address the skills challenge which the industry faces. A key feature of the new model is a Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NSSG), consisting of the Government and the employers who have both the plans and expenditure which drive the major developments in the sector.

The NSSG is the UK’s lead strategic skills forum for the sector, taking over responsibility from the Nuclear Industry Council’s Skills Workstream. It represents both the civil and defence nuclear sectors and will be accountable for developing a nuclear skills strategy, addressing the skills infrastructure, processes and the training provision needed to secure the required supply of qualified and competent personnel.

The NSSG has asked Cogent Skills to provide a strategic support service to help them in their work.

The Nuclear Skills Challenge

NSSG Members
Name Sector Organisations
Fiona Rayment (Chair) Research & Development National Nuclear Laboratory
Gregory Ashurst Government Dept for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy
David Caton Regulation Office for Nuclear Regulation
Matt Clarke Government Dept for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy
Liv Donne Government Welsh Government
Jim Dutton Engineering ECITB Nuclear Employer Forum
Simon Earp Power Generation & New Nuclear Build EDF Energy
Sue Ferns Unions TUC (Prospect)
Esther Horner Government Department for Education
Anthony McGrath Nuclear New Build Young Generation Network (YGN)
Richard McMeekin Defence Ministry of Defence
John Male New Nuclear Build NuGeneration
Bruce Martin (Captain) Defence Royal Navy
Zhu Minhong Nuclear New Build China General Nuclear
Steve Mitchell (Lt Commander) Defence Royal Navy
Mark Rouse Supply Chain National Skills Academy Nuclear
David Vineall Decommissioning Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Simon Merrell Nuclear New Build Horizon Nuclear Power
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