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£8 million to train the next generation of the nuclear workforce 26.09.14

Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced £8 million of funding to train the next generation of nuclear technicians and engineers. The funding will create hundreds of new apprenticeships and traineeships as part of the Magnox- led Nuclear Industrial Partnership.

This funding builds on the government’s Nuclear Industrial Strategy which is aimed at ensuring that Britain can benefit from the £930 billion being invested in the nuclear industry over the next 2 decades. The construction of new power plants alone could create as many as 40,000 new jobs in the UK.

Dr Cable said: “Today we’ve put our money where our mouth is. Industry has told us they need more skilled workers for the nuclear sector, so this £8 million will help guarantee the next generation of workers. This is part of our work to rebalance the economy, creating jobs across the UK.”

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