Four employees of Magnox Ltd, which is responsible for managing ten UK nuclear sites on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, have been awarded the Certificate of Nuclear Professionalism (CoNP).
The 18-month qualification was designed by the nuclear industry and aims to give students a good knowledge and understanding of both the cultural environment and the behavioural standards in the nuclear sector.
The CoNP was developed by the National Skills Academy for Nuclear and The Open University, and launched in January 2012. It was chosen as the NEI magazine Nuclear Training Course of the Year 2013 (for programmes over 12 months).
The successful candidates; Katherine Allcock, Matthew Dally, William McLay and Anna Revell were presented with their Certificates by Neil Baldwin, Managing Director of Magnox and Jean Llewellyn OBE, Chief Executive of the National Skills Academy for Nuclear on 9 January 2014.
Magnox Managing Director and Chairman of the National Skills Academy for Nuclear, Neil Baldwin, said he believes the four students "will be the first in a long line of people to complete the certificate, sustaining a skilled workforce for the nuclear industry."
Photo: (left-right) Baldwin Magnox Managing Director and Chairman of the National Skills Academy for Nuclear, Magnox employees and first graduates of the CoNP -Anna Revell, William McLay & Katherine Allcock and Jean Llewellyn, OBE Chief Executive of the National Skills Academy for Nuclear. (Source: National Skills Academy for Nuclear)