“We think the Nuclear Skills Passport is important because it will be the primary means of demonstrating the qualifications and experience of our employees for work on nuclear licensed sites, thereby supporting Clients to achieve maximum levels of nuclear safety and assurance.”
Why we got involved in the pilot
"Our company got involved in the Nuclear Skills Passport during 2010 because we want to be at the vanguard of nuclear skills development. Carillion is also the largest private sector provider of construction apprenticeships in the UK and is working to explore synergies between the National Skills Academy for Nuclear and Carillion Training Services.
The commitment made by our customers to participate in the pilot, including EDF Energy, Magnox North and Magnox South, made the exercise extremely beneficial and worthwhile. We look forward to a seamless transition from the piloting phase into live contracts."
What was learned during the pilot?
The pilot was led by Leanne Graham and Paul Kelly, and they explain that: “We expected that there might be some challenges to overcome during the pilot. For example, allowing sufficient time for the formal review of enabling documentation, such as the Service Level Agreement. But what we found was by investing time to brief senior management of the benefits of the system, this paved the way for swift corporate approval and allowed us to commence the physical upload of training records before the piloting phase had ceased”.
Benefits of the Nuclear Skills Passport
“The main benefits of the Nuclear Skills Passport to our company will be the ability to demonstrate the suitably qualified and experienced (SQEP) credentials of our employees. This allows us to support our customers across current (decommissioning, defence, operational support) and emerging (new nuclear build) markets to diligently discharge their obligations under Nuclear Site License Conditions.”
During 2010 and 2011 we plan to add our remaining full-time nuclear employees onto the system and begin preparations for using the Passport on our first new nuclear build contracts.
Is it for you?
“We’d recommend the Nuclear Skills Passport to other companies like our own because it ensures consistency in the way that competency is demonstrated across the nuclear industry. This avoids duplication of training yet enhances levels of nuclear safety and assurance.”
Paul Kelly, Nuclear Sector Manager
Leanne Graham, Business Development Assistant