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Trainees gather in Cumbria to shape the future of nuclear

Published on: Friday 30th June 2017
Categorised under: Work, Learn , Energy, Nuclear, Sellafield Ltd, Stay

More than 250 young nuclear professionals in Cumbria explored the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the industry at an event organised by Sellafield Ltd graduates.

The ‘Nuclear Vision’ conference aimed to bring together graduates at Sellafield with peers in supply chain companies to help them forge relationships and share ideas.

Luke Irving, from Choose Cumbria partner Sellafield Ltd, who helped to organise the event, explained: “The theme of the day was based on our desire to bring the people who are at the start of their careers together to form new communities.

“There was a sense of real collaboration and I think we generated a belief that, collectively, the people in that room can shape the way the nuclear industry works for the next 100 years.”

Graduates from companies including Jacobs, Balfour Beatty, Arup and the National Nuclear Laboratory attended workshops and watched high profile speakers from the Environment Agency, the UK Atomic Energy Authority, the Chernobyl Shelter Fund, and the Office for Nuclear Regulation among other professional organisations.They also took time to share experiences throughout the day-long event, which took place at Energus in Workington.

Sellafield is home to some of the most complex decommissioning challenges in the world. The company is driving a vast range of training programmes to help the nuclear industry develop broad set of skills it needs for the future. Click here to learn more about their work in Cumbria.

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