ECITB responds to the publication of the Nuclear Sector Deal

ECITB responds to the publication of the Nuclear Sector Deal

28 June 2018/Categories: Uncategorized, Media Centre Events, Media News, Publications, International News, Monitoring Forms, EQA Resources, Communicate, Press Releases 2017, Press Releases 2018

The ECITB has welcomed today’s publication of the Nuclear Sector Deal, part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy.

Chris Claydon, Chief Executive of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board, said: “The ECITB welcomes the Nuclear Sector Deal, which we have supported through consultation with employers in our Nuclear Forum and our work with other organisations in the sector. As the statutory skills body for the engineering construction industry, which includes contractors working across civil nuclear sites, the ECITB has a crucial role to play in developing the workforce to meet the current and future demands of this growing sector.

“We are pleased to see such a strong focus on people in the sector deal and look forward to supporting its implementation. We already support the development and assurance of competency across the nuclear workforce, from building through to maintenance and decommissioning. We also work closely with training organisations and Local Enterprise Partnerships in key regions to harness the opportunities the industry is bringing locally. 

“In addition, the ECITB is supporting the National College for Nuclear to develop its qualifications and curriculum to give young people high-quality routes into nuclear careers, as well as running a joint bursary scheme with the National Skills Academy for Nuclear to address niche skills shortages.

“We plan to help further with the implementation of the Nuclear Sector Deal by supporting employers with labour market intelligence, helping them take on apprentices and breaking down barriers to the transfer of skilled workers from other sectors. We also strongly support the commitment to boosting diversity and will continue to play our part in helping industry attract more women and BAME groups to pursue careers in the sector.”

To find out more about the Nuclear Sector Deal visit www.gov.uk/government/publications/nuclear-sector-deal