Areva nuclear learning tour

12-21 September, 2011.

The Nuclear Learning Tour is an 8-day training program designed to introduce Areva’s partners to the essentials of the nuclear industry.

Based at the Areva Training Centre in Aix-en-Provence, the tour includes visits to Areva facilities including nuclear power plant, fuel manufacturing plant, research centre, training and maintenance centre, recycling plant, and the new EPR power plant under construction at Flamanville.

This tour is designed to provide a global vision of nuclear energy and a comprehensive understanding of today’s energy challenges. It also gives participants the opportunity to develop their international network with other participants from diverse countries and backgrounds. The tour is conducted in English.

Registration for the next session in September is now open. For more information, see

Introduction to Nuclear Energy

12 April 2011, University of Manchester.

The Dalton Nuclear Institute is  offering a new one-day course aimed at companies interested in the nuclear supply chain.

The Introduction to nuclear energy course gives an essential overview of the UK nuclear energy industry for those with little or no previous knowledge of the sector. It is particularly suited to employees of companies considering entering the nuclear supply chain and wanting to gain a greater appreciation of the UK nuclear industry’s history and present status.

Topics presented will include the concepts behind nuclear energy, nuclear fission and the nuclear fuel cycle, decommissioning in the UK and the management of radioactive waste, and the roles and responsibilities of different nuclear organisations.

The first course takes place on Tuesday 12 April at The University of Manchester. For more information, see the Dalton CPD Centre.