The Covid-19 pandemic is a major challenge for employers and employees across the UK nuclear industry. This unprecedented situation has led to some people being affected by furlough or redundancy, as companies make difficult decisions to minimise their risks to business continuity.
This Nuclear Bursary round will focus on providing financial support to those that have been furloughed or made redundant from a company working in the nuclear sector, as well as supporting employees of SMEs looking to upskill or develop new skills.
The Nuclear Bursary Scheme, managed by NSAN and funded by the ECITB and the NDA, supports the delivery one of the NSSG’s key themes of ‘Exciting the Next Generation’ with a particular focus on helping to retain and upskill personnel.
This round will also support the delivery of the Nuclear Sector Deal, which aims to improve the productivity and competitiveness of the UK nuclear supply chain, reduce barriers to entry and encourage SMEs to enter the sector.
The Nuclear Bursary will provide a financial contribution towards the cost of programmes of study relevant to the UK nuclear industry or associated costs for the course completion.
Relevant programmes of study supported include Higher Level short courses, First Degree and Post-Graduate programmes, CPD qualifications and workforce development.
Given the current social distancing measures in place due to the Covid-19 restrictions, applications for courses to be completed by distance learning only will be accepted in this round.
The WNF Steering Group is made up of 9 industry leading professionals who champion ideas from members, and take them forward with the Welsh Government to make a significant impact within the Nuclear Industry.