6th-10th November was the fifth Tomorrow's Engineers Week, an initiative to inspire young people into engineering. This is lead by Engineering UK and the Royal Academy of Engineering, supported by several large companies and professional bodies. The nuclear industry is represented by the NNL and EDF Energy.
Get into Nuclear
— SW Nuclear Hub (@SWNuclearHub) November 9, 2017
The National Nuclear Industrial Strategy acknowledges the key issue of an ageing nuclear workforce. With no new power station built in the UK for 20 years there is a danger that knowledge is lost from the retiring generation. As a result this means the nuclear industry will be a thriving source of jobs for Tomorrow's Engineers. As the above tweet explains the opportunities are open to disciplines across STEM.
The South West Nuclear Hub helps to tackle this problem through teaching the next generation of Scientists and Engineers and facilitating the transfer of knowledge from one generation of academics to the next.
This below image from Dounreay includes an alumnus from our MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering programme who has successfully progressed onto a career in the nuclear industry. As our cohort grows we hope to have many other success stories like this.
— Dounreay (@dounreay) November 6, 2017
You can follow the Tomorrow's Engineers campaign on the Twitter #TEWeek17 or read more here.