West Cumbrian MP Hosts Sellafield Trailblazers Event

Jamie Reed MP recently hosted an event in Parliament to mark Sellafield Ltd being trailblazerschosen to act as a ‘Trailblazer’ for new apprenticeships.

Sellafield is charged with decommissioning Europe’s most complex nuclear site and is currently developing new project management apprenticeship standards for the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) – as a way of growing the project delivery capability of the whole country.

The new standards are being produced by employer led groups, known as ‘Trailblazers’, with the intention of making the schemes more relevant and therefore more attractive to existing and new employers.

With 500 apprentices on its books, Sellafield is widely known for its commitment to education and training.

Copeland MP, Jamie Reed said:

“Sellafield Ltd has an excellent training programme, and is also playing an important role in developing new top-quality apprenticeships that will support the future skills requirements needed in the nuclear industry.

“Through the trailblazers initiative, companies like Sellafield Ltd will give people the opportunity to develop their talents and skills they need to thrive.”

Steve Livingstone, Sellafield Ltd.’s Projects Director said:

“We were honoured when we were selected as the lead employer to act on behalf of the UK government in supporting a national apprenticeship scheme.

“Project management is the same in the nuclear industry as any other. Whether you work on an airport, a rail network or the Olympic games, the fundamentals are universally the same. The knowledge, skills and behaviours we apply when delivering projects are transferable to any sector and we use them every day at Sellafield.

“When paired with the new ‘Project Academy for Sellafield’ based in in Cumbria, we are proud to be leading the creation of a current and future generation of highly skilled project professionals for the UK.”