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  • What I’ve Learned From National Apprenticeship Week

    Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2022 by Andrew Crabtree4 comments

    It’s the first year I have been actively involved in National Apprenticeship Week. But is it just a waste of time? National Apprenticeship Week (NAW, #naw , or #naw2022 ) is an entire week dedicated to apprenticeship opportunities across the UK. Apprenticeships typically include 3-4 years working and training in a particular field with an employer. They are the backbone of the workforce of the ...

  • How to get an admin job with no experience in the Nuclear Industry

    Posted on Friday, January 14, 2022 by Get Into NuclearNo comments

    Administration and Personal Assistant roles are probably the work areas with the most transferable skills from other industries. Like most industries, organisations within the Nuclear Industry cannot function without the support of administration staff. It is often that the first member of staff that you meet at reception is the person that makes the whole office tick! There are many admin roles ...

  • Future of Nuclear Power

    Posted on Monday, November 8, 2021 by Get Into NuclearNo comments

    New reactor designs mean nuclear can do more to cut carbon and fight climate change. New small reactors, better large reactors, advanced reactors, and fusion technology are all on the way. They let us use more sites, create more heat, and expand our flexibility. We can decarbonise buildings, transportation, and industry, as well as electricity. Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) SMRs are slimmer ...

  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Nuclear Industry

    Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 by Get Into NuclearNo comments

    Often organisations have high-level policies for diversity and inclusion, but what is needed is practical support for those building and managing teams. Practical, useful and balanced information and support around diversity and inclusion are what is required. What is Diversity and Inclusion? Diversity and inclusion (D&I) refer to the policies, programs, and inclusive environment that encourages ...

  • How do career stories help to humanise the nuclear industry?

    Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2021 by Get Into NuclearNo comments

    The nuclear industry has a public relations issue. There is no denying that. Google “nuclear”, “nuclear energy”, or any derivates of these and you will be met with cooling towers emitting steam, the yellow nuclear symbol, the Chernobyl exclusion zone, someone in a yellow radiation suit dropping a barrel, atomic bombs, and Homer Simpson reading a reactor safety manual. Now search for “renewable ...

  • Is nuclear energy sustainable?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 by GetIntoNuclearNo comments

    The nuclear industry has an immense potential to support the UK strategy towards a low carbon future. Still, the industry needs to start accounting for its footprint with much more rigour before it can claim its NetZero position. The sector remains very resource intensive by its nature, with the manufacturing processes used to build facilities and store waste generally involving carbon-intensive ...

  • Get Into Nuclear -Business Update

    Posted on Friday, July 2, 2021 by Get Into NuclearNo comments

    We see our website, getintonuclear.com , as the doorway to the nuclear industry. We provide information on the nuclear industry, the pros and cons of the technology, the future of nuclear within the net-zero agenda, and the availability of opportunities for work. Once we have sparked an interest to want to get into nuclear, we provide the means to get into nuclear via Get Into Nuclear Jobs and ...

  • 4 Simple Examples of Career Pathing

    Posted on Monday, June 21, 2021 by Get Into NuclearNo comments

    Here at Get Into Nuclear, we aim to help anyone interested in making their mark on arguably one of the most influential industries of our time. This post provides a flavour of what we are trying to do and helping people with their career pathing. The examples below have all come from an email conversation, a discussion with a work associate in the office, and a bar talk. What they aim to do is to ...

  • A guide to using your career to help solve climate change

    Posted on Monday, June 7, 2021 by Get Into NuclearNo comments

    Get Into Nuclear provides information and support to help people switch into careers that support the pursuit of solving climate change. We do this by helping people to find work in the nuclear industry. This page is a summary of what we have learned so far. We start by providing you with our ultimate end goals and providing you with the details. We are going to consider four topics that will ...

  • Nuclear Equipment Qualification Technical Forum - 17th June 2021

    Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2021 by Get Into NuclearNo comments

    Equipment qualification (EQ) is a crucial element of the approach to safety assessment for nuclear facilities. Any safety-related and safety-critical equipment used in their reactor designs must operate perfectly and reliably on-demand within the nuclear safety case parameters of the specific site. The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) requires qualification procedures to be in place to ...