France’s Framatome said on 11 February that it had signed an agreement with Wrocław University of Science and Technology in Poland to develop and support training programmes for the next generation of nuclear energy professionals. Building on the relationship between the Polish scientific community and Framatome, this agreement makes available internship, recruitment and joint research opportunities in the field of nuclear energy for Wrocław students, Framatome said.

“Our team at Framatome and the professors from the Faculty of Mechanical and Power Engineering at Wrocław, have a shared commitment to preparing students for nuclear energy careers and building the pipeline of talent for the future workforce,” said Bernard Fontana, CEO of Framatome. “This agreement is at the heart of our strategy to enhance skills and recruitment, and strengthen our presence in Central Europe.”

Framatome and Wrocław University will develop targeted education for graduate and post-graduate nuclear engineering students. The programmes will promote technical knowledge aligned with the industry’s needs and help progress advanced technologies. Collaboration activities will also include research in the areas of structural mechanics, thermal-hydraulics, EPR cycle, safety and accident analysis for nuclear components and systems.