“We think the Nuclear Skills Passport is important because the elimination of repeat training at customer sites will provide both cost and time savings to our company."
Why did Lab Impex get involved in the pilot?
"Our company got involved in the Nuclear Skills Passport during 2010 because we hoped that the system would provide a much needed, and long overdue, solution for the transfer of training/skills data across the nuclear sector. As a supplier to the nuclear industry it was our wish to provide constructive input which would be representative of SMEs within the supply chain."
What was learned during the pilot?
The pilot was led by Julie Palmer, and she explains: “We expected that there might be some challenges to overcome during the pilot. For example we had anticipated that there would be a considerable amount of time spent learning a new system, inputting data and, not least of all, securing the buy-in from management.”
“But what we found was that the system was very straightforward to use and the overall impact on our time, much less than had originally been expected. The process of securing management buy-in during the pilot period also proved less challenging than had originally been anticipated.”
What do you feel are the main benefits of the Nuclear Skills Passport to your organisation?
The main benefits of the Nuclear Skills Passport to our company will be
• the saving in both cost and time achieved by the elimination of repeat training
• the ability to demonstrate SQEP requirements
During 2010 and 2011 we plan, via a staged implementation process, to roll out the NSP across the company as a whole.
Is it for you?
“We’d recommend the Nuclear Skills Passport to other companies like our own because we believe they too would wish to achieve the benefits outlined above.”