Quality skills in Nuclear
In June 2012 the CQI launched an extensive piece of research examining current and future quality management skill shortages in the nuclear industry.
The report, commissioned by the CQI, finds that if action is not taken immediately, there will be significant quality management skill shortages by 2015, threatening the convergence of new build and decommissioning nuclear sector projects.
In addition, the research finds that the older age profile of quality professionals in nuclear will result in over half the workforce retiring in the next decade, meaning that between 1200 and 1700 new professionals will need to be recruited and trained by 2021 to deliver future plans.
The report also identifies that currently, industry skills bodies and employers do not have sufficient measures in place to ensure that quality professionals are monitored and trained. The research recommends that the nuclear industry skills bodies, employers and regulators need to act urgently in order to avoid a critical skills shortfall in the sector.
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