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Supporting the 2025 civil nuclear roadmap

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Supporting the 2025 civil nuclear roadmap

  • Publish Date: Posted 3 months ago
  • Author: Rebecca Graves

With the unveiling of the Government’s civil nuclear roadmap to 2050, suppliers across the sector can plan for future growth – as NRL’s Egremont Director Rebecca Graves discussed with In-Cumbria business magazine.

Nuclear continues to be a critical sector in the future energy mix, that’s the clear message delivered by the UK Government when the Secretary of State for Energy Security & Net Zero set out their roadmap to 2050.

With the UK’s commercial nuclear power plant first established here in Cumbria, it’s a welcomed message for businesses up and down the nuclear supply chain.

​In the report continued support is given to advancing new technology such as Small Modular Reactors (SMR) and Advanced Modular Reactors (AMR), providing more sustainable and local solutions to produce nuclear power that can be operational much quicker than a large-scale power station. It’s an avenue that businesses across Cumbria are ready to embrace, and provides a great opportunity for organisations across the supply chain to start considering how they can position their business to meet these future nuclear energy projects.

Talent plays a significant role in securing new clients and service contracts, so it’s a good time to check your workforce has the capacity and capability to meet future growth plans. From undertaking talent mapping exercises to identify future training requirements and recruitment needs, to looking at opportunities to bring in new talent from transferable sectors – who will bring with them a fresh perspective and new innovative ideas.

Director Rebecca Graves, who supports clients with recruitment solutions from NRL’s Egremont-based branch, says there’s never been a better time to review your staffing and workforce needs.

“The nuclear power industry is set for a resurgence, and it’s promising to see investment in projects such as Sizewell C, as well as the continued support for SMR and AMR technology,” she says.
“Organisations across the supply chain stand to benefit from the plans to position nuclear firmly in the changing energy mix, and with the UK joining other nations across the globe to commit to tripling nuclear power by 2050, our sector is expected to grow considerably in both size and capability.
“As a supplier to the nuclear power sector ourselves, both through our recruitment services and non-destructive testing methods, we’re excited to see how the coming years develop – and are currently thinking about our own staffing needs.
“We recommend supply chain businesses do the same, and develop ambitious recruitment strategies to help ensure they’re poised and ready to deploy their services as sector advances are made.”

Looking for support to build a workforce strategy, then get in touch with Rebecca on rgraves@nrl.co.uk

You can read the full March issue of In-Cumbria business magazine online.