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University recognised as nuclear industry training provider

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3 October 2012

Glyndŵr University has been recognised as a training provider for the nuclear industry.

The university has become an HE Associate Member of the National Skills Academy for Nuclear. The Skills Academy is the lead strategic body that represents the industry to stimulate, coordinate and enable excellence in skills to support the nuclear programme.

This accolade reflects the institutions commitment to providing courses of quality and value to organisations working in and supporting the nuclear industry especially in North Wales at the Wylfa Power Station on Anglesey.

John Idris Jones, chairman of the Skills Academy’s Wales regional steering group and director of Energy Island, said: “There are some great opportunities coming up in the nuclear industry in north Wales and the award recognises that Glyndŵr University is well placed to provide the industry with well qualified, highly skilled employees.

“The university has a great track record for science, technology and engineering so we are delighted to have them on board the nuclear skills academy.”

Professor Helen James, Pro Vice-Chancellor at Glyndŵr University, said: “We are delighted to be accepted as part of the National Skills Academy for Nuclear’s High Quality Network of providers. Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting industry by providing graduates who are ready to hit the ground running in the workplace. We are pleased that we will be able to strengthen our support for graduates and network with employers through membership of the academy.”

Allison Hunt, Skills Academy’s regional manager for Wales, added: “Having Glyndŵr as a HE Associate demonstrates the focus towards nuclear professionalism.  Glyndwr are ideally situated in North East Wales where there are several manufacturing organisations.

“The relationship will provide some great opportunities to develop relationships that can support the nuclear programme and Energy Island project. This is a really exciting time and I look forward to developing our liaisons.”

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