National College for Nuclear

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At the National College for Nuclear we aim to revolutionise the way people are educated through innovation and collaboration with industry, and create an ecosystem of learning.

  • Fantastic range of professional courses, developed in partnership with employers to ensure qualifications that lead to a career
  • Degree-level apprenticeships sponsored by employers
  • A wide range of opportunities for employment from the NHS, MOD and nuclear industry

The critical first choice training partner for the nuclear industry

  • Forecast global investment of £930 billion in building new reactors over next 20 years
  • By 2025, 70% of our existing nuclear workforce will have retired
  • 63,000 Employed in the civil nuclear industry across UK
  • £2.8 million turnover in 2014
  • £68,629: 2015 average earning across industry
  • There are currently over 400 commercial reactors operating in 30 countries
  • 21% of our electricity comes from nuclear reactors

The South West region at the heart of nuclear developments

The South West region will be home to two of the first four proposed nuclear new build projects, at Hinkley Point and Oldbury.

It is also home to Campus, EDF Energy’s unique national training centre in Cannington, the South West Nuclear Hub for research and innovation at the University of Bristol, and Nuclear South West in Bristol. These aim to help businesses maximise the opportunities arising from the nuclear new build programme.

National College is coming to Bridgwater

The UK Government is prioritising skills training for the nuclear sector with the creation of a flagship National College for Nuclear (NCfN).

NCfN will have two hubs, each located in close proximity to existing nuclear installations – the Northern Hub in Cumbria near Sellafield and the Southern Hub in Cannington, near Hinkley Point. Bridgwater & Taunton College is partnering with Lakes College, the Universities of Bristol and Cumbria, EDF Energy and Sellafield Ltd to establish NCfN as the leading training provider for the nuclear industry nationally and internationally, for power generation, medicine and defence.




Please note: All information relating to the National College for Nuclear (NCfN) southern hub, can be found here while the NCfN website is being created.