The Next Generation

The Challenge
To gain an understanding of what the possible next generation of nuclear workers, think about nuclear. To gain this insight the Skills Academy acquired the help of Jake Fletcher ,a student from Cockermouth School, who undertook a two week work placement at the Skills Academy with the remit to collate students views on future Energy, routes to employment and skills for our future.

The Results:
92 completed student questionnaires were received from Cockermouth School. The results of which were collated into a report by Jake and used to adapt the Skills Academy careers website.

Roland Fletcher, Apprenticeship Manager from the Skills Academy : “We’ve had some excellent responses and this work has provided us with a valuable insight on students views. We now have some clear areas to target and improve upon for the future, to ensure knowledge on energy production and usage are more widely understood. The information gained from this will also help us to communicate the career pathways available .”

Jake Fletcher, Cockermouth School : “I really enjoyed my work experience - it was a challenge to review all the results and produce the report on time, but it was really great to have a project of my own to complete." 

Jean Llewellyn, CEO National Skills Academy for Nuclear : “I am really impressed with the response we have received from students at Cockermouth School. It’s great to able to capture young people’s views in this way and hopefully we will be able to use the output to help develop stronger links between schools and industry.

Jake worked extremely well during his work experience, and I think having ownership of his own project has provided him with a great work experience. I wish him well for the future.”