Building Skills for our NUCLEAR CAPABILITY

Find out more about the Government-backed National Nuclear Strategic Plan for Skills and the Nuclear Skills Charter.


The nuclear sector plays a vital role in the UK, maintaining national security, delivering a resilient future energy system and boosting economic prosperity. Following the announcement of significant investment into nuclear skills, the Nuclear Skills Delivery Group (NSDG) will drive day-to-day delivery of the National Nuclear Strategic Plan for Skills and will be led by the Nuclear Skills Delivery Board (NSDB). 

Nuclear Skills Plan In Numbers

With UK nuclear set for unprecedented levels of growth as we work towards reaching net zero carbon emissions, it is more important than ever that we collaborate to address the challenge. By designing sector-wide solutions, we can grow the pool of skills more efficiently.
forecast growth
The estimated level of growth in the nuclear sector (across both civil and defence) by 2030.
Existing Workforce
The current number of people employed in the UK nuclear sector. 
New Jobs
The number of new jobs needed by 2030.
Graduates & Apprentices
The required increase in the number of graduates & apprentices entering the nuclear workforce by academic year 2025/2026.

The Skills Roadmap

Delivering the ambition to recruit more people into the nuclear sector by 2030 requires concerted action. The skills roadmap identifies the required action across four key themes, underpinned by a set of scoped projects and their strategic benefits.
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Latest News

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Nuclear Skills Bootcamp Pilot
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Strategic Partnerships

Working together to maximise our collective impact and accelerate the pace of change.
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Workforce insights

Based on survey data from across the nuclear sector, our labour market intelligence provides unrivalled insight for future workforce planning. 
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Working Together

The Nuclear Skills Delivery Group is the employer-led Nuclear Industry Skills lead and provides ‘one voice’ to government.
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