John Male, Head of Learning & Development. Natural Resources Europe / West Africa & Power & Process Europe, AMEC

“We think the Nuclear Skills Passport is important because it offers direct financial benefits to us through the reduction of repeat training”

What was learned during the pilot?
The pilot was led by John Male and he explains : “We expected that there might be some challenges to overcome during the pilot. For example we needed to
avoid placing a burden on our employees who already put their own training records on an existing database, so it was important for us to strive for a single point of data entry. But what we found was that our staff could immediately see that the benefits of the Passport far outweighed any perceived drawbacks and they were pleased to have the opportunity to be involved in the pilot”

The Benefits of the Nuclear Skills Passport
“The main benefits of the Nuclear Skills Passport to our company will be reduced training costs, higher training standards across the industry and the chance for employees to pursue career development in nuclear in line with our own career path structure”

The Future
"During 2010 and 2011 we plan to roll out the Nuclear Skills Passport to all our teams involved in regular site visits and ultimately across all our nuclear teams."

Is it for you?
“We’d recommend the Nuclear Skills Passport to other companies like our own because the industry needs a well trained, highly motivated workforce to face an exciting future and the Nuclear Skills Passport has a pivotal role to play… ”

Why did AMEC get involved in the pilot?
“Our company got involved in the Nuclear Skills Passport during 2010 because it was important to us to be able to manage the integration of the Passport with our existing systems”