Project Planning & Controls Group

Project Overview

The Task and Finish Group was established to define the problems, blockers and challenges associated with scarce skill professions and make recommendations about how identified problems could be solved and the skills gaps closed.

Problem Statement

Future project planning and controls (PP&C) resource availability has been identified by employers as a potential area of concern across the nuclear sector, posing a risk to mission critical programme delivery across the sector and/or effective monitoring of these. 4 themes consistently emerged and were used to focus intervention planning 1) qualifications/training 2) career pathways 3) attraction and retention 4) career development.
Project sponsored by

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Project Milestones



Phase complete


Phase complete


Phase not yet started

Business case approved and funding secured

2nd December 2023
The NSSB agreed the recommended actions and the Nuclear Skills Taskforce agreed to fund them.

Recommended actions considered and agreed by NSSB

27th October 2023
The group produced a list of recommended actions meeting the needs that were shown in the previous phase.

Project Team

Chaired by Mandy Walker (NDA) this task and finish group consists of cross-sector specialists with demonstrable expertise in the supply and demand of project planning & controls skills for the nuclear sector. For more information about the work of this group contact

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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