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The University of Sheffield has affirmed its commitment to develop training and research for the nuclear manufacturing industry, by becoming a higher education (HE) associate member of theNational Skills Academy for Nuclear Manufacturing.

The University of Sheffield are in the process of developing an MSc in Nuclear Manufacturing on top of the existing engineering offer.

Through the AMRC Training Centre a full career pathway in engineering/manufacturing, from apprenticeship to PhD, is being developed.

Alison Bettac, Director of the AMRC Training Centre, said “We are really pleased to be officially associated with the National Skills Academy Nuclear Manufacturing. The AMRC Training Centre aims to provide practical and academic skills that manufacturing companies need to compete globally, from apprenticeship through to doctorate and MBA level, plus continuing professional development. nt We intend to collaborate with other Higher Education centres of excellence in the Skills Academy provider network in order to strengthen the CPD offer for the nuclear manufacturing supply chain”

Annette Valentine, Training and Skills Manager, Nuclear AMRC said “Joining the Skills Academy HE provider network is an important step forward for us. Our shared ambition is to deliver industry focused training and qualifications designed to help employers demonstrate their capability to win new business in nuclear. We look forward to developing new opportunities within the network to help us achieve this ambition”

Helen Higgs, HR Director, AREVA (Chairperson, National Skills Academy Nuclear Manufacturing Board) said “We are delighted to have The University of Sheffield as part of the Skills Academy HE provider network. Their quality research, breadth of knowledge, skills and expertise will be of great benefit to our extensive employer membership. We look forward to working with Sheffield at this exciting time of growth and development for the UK nuclear manufacturing industry”


Notes to editors

The photo shows The University of Sheffield receiving their membership plaque, showing l-r Annette Valentine, Training and Skills Manager, Nuclear AMRC, Alison Bettac, Director, The University of Sheffields AMRC Training Centre, Helen Higgs, HR Director, AREVA (Chairperson of The National Skills Academy for Nuclear Manufacturing Board)