It has been well documented that the ageing, male dominated profile of the workforce in the UK nuclear industry will not support the forecasted nuclear renaissance. Based upon the aspects of age, gender and level of education, there is an existing shortfall in available knowledgeable resource to undertake and manage the extensive new build, operational and decommissioning programmes. The 2005 Nuclear Employers Survey advised the industry to recruit and train more: • young and qualified people. • experienced and qualified people from outside the industry. The future for the UK nuclear industry lies with people in their 20s and 30s. It is essential that not just technical talent but also managerial talent be identified early and that they are nourished and allowed to flourish.

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