UK's first nuclear college opens in west Cumbria

Credit: NCF Nuclear

A new £7.5million pound facility to train future generations of nuclear workers has opened in west Cumbria today.

The National College for Nuclear at Lillyhall is the first of five of colleges opening around the UK to support skills development in key industries, funded by the Department for Education.

The college will train thousands of technicians and engineers to support Britain’s future nuclear programmes, create cleaner energy and provide a highly skilled workforce.

Sellafield Ltd and EDF Energy will work alongside the University of Cumbria and the University of Bristol to train up to 3,500 learners by 2020.