NSAN Celebrates 10 Years

NSAN team pictured from l-r back; Helen Greaves, Stacey Balmer, Dug Harrison, Liz Hearnden, Trudy Beetham, Roland Fletcher & Colin Grimes.  Pictured l-r front; Dawn Broad, Nicola Merriman, Jo Tipa, Alex Bowness, Tricia Austin and Mary Kinsella

NSAN celebrations to mark 10 years of providing a dedicated service to the nuclear industry, culminated in a celebratory lunch reception at the House of Lords, hosted by Lord Hutton of Furness.

The event was heavily attended by key industry contacts from both employers and providers as well as key stakeholders and government representatives.  The reception was also used to unveil a new look NSAN logo. 

A number of members who have been with NSAN since its inception were presented with special certificates to mark their dedication to the skills agenda.  These included, AREVA, Bridgwater & Taunton College, Corporate Risk Associates, Doosan Babcock, DSRL, Grwp Llandrillo Menai, Jacobs, LLWR, Magnox Ltd, NNL, NDA, Nuvia, Sellafield Ltd, Ultra Electronics, Westinghouse, Springfields and Wood.  Other companies celebrating 10 years’ membership of NSAN, but were not able to attend the event include, AECOM, AWE, Blackpool and the Flyde College, Cavendish Nuclear Ltd, Hartlepool College, MoD, Radwise and TIS Cumbria Ltd.

Established in 2007, NSAN has spent the past decade working with nuclear employers, training providers and other strategic stakeholders to provide solutions to skills needs.  NSAN has been responsible for delivering a number of skills initiatives that are in use by the sector, including;

• NS4P
The NS4P provides a transferable record of competence across the industry. With the ability to record qualifications, training and competence it provides a recognised platform to demonstrate and share skills. Supporting workers in demonstrating that they are Suitably Qualified and Experienced Personnel (SQEP).

• Triple Bar Suite
The Triple Bar suite of courses provide an efficient way of ensuring new entrants have an understanding of the requirements for compliance, nuclear awareness and industry behaviours. Over 20,000 people have undertaken a Triple Bar course.

• Nuclear Training Network E-Learning Platform
The Nuclear Training Network is an online learning portal with over 24,000 registered learners.  The platform houses training courses and enables the sharing of training and learning materials by companies to supply chain companies across the sector.

• Apprenticeships
Through NSAN managed and industry funded apprentice scheme initiatives, an additional 258 apprentices have been recruited into the supply chain.  NSAN has also supported the development of five Trailblazer Standards and provides end point assessment to two standards.

• Nuclear Bursary
NSAN has run 13 cohorts of the Nuclear Bursary Scheme which has provided 348 individuals with over £300k  of funding to further support their career.

Jo Tipa commented;
“It has been an extremely busy decade for NSAN, and through support we have received from our members we have delivered on a number of initiatives.  Looking to the future, there are still challenges ahead that will only be addressed through maintaining this collaborative approach.  NSAN has a primary role in facilitating this and providing a value added service.

The NSAN team, many of whom have over a decade of experience on the skills for nuclear agenda, are a valuable resource that the industry can utilise to ensure a package of total support.”  


For high resolution copies of any of the images, please contact Mary Kinsella – mary.kinsella@nsan.co.uk