Developing the skills for growth

Friday 14 September 2012, 9am-1pm
AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre

A launch event for two new facilities dedicated to closing the skills gap for manufacturing businesses:

  • National Skills Academy Nuclear Manufacturing – a one-stop-shop for manufacturers seeking to enter or grow market share in the nuclear sector. Supported by EDF, Areva, Westinghouse and Rolls Royce, the Skills Academy will tackle the most pressing skills needs in the nuclear supply chain.
  • AMRC Training Centre – providing the practical and theoretical skills that manufacturing companies need to compete globally. From 2013, the AMRC Training Centre will offer advanced engineering apprenticeship training for 250 people a year, plus higher skills and CPD.

Both of these facilities are based at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in South Yorkshire.

Keynote presentations will include:

  • Ministerial address
  • Manufacturing for nuclear: business opportunities and challenges
  • Strategies to deliver added value for your company in nuclear
  • Regional manufacturing skills strategy and funded initiatives for employers
  • The next generation of manufacturing apprenticeships

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Opportunities in fusion and ITER

Thursday 11th October 2012, Culham Science Centre.

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority and the Nuclear Institute present exclusive insight into the manufacturing and business opportunities of the International Tokamak Experimental Reactor (ITER).

ITER is an innovative nuclear fusion test reactor, to be constructed at Cadarache, France, over 10 years at a cost of over Euro12 billion. The day will introduce the procurement opportunities of the programme, including the opportunity for one-to-one meetings with key commercial managers. Attendees can also see current fusion projects including JET (Joint European Torus, the world’s largest fusion reactor) and MAST (Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak, the UK’s own experimental fusion reactor).

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