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Nuclear college to be based in Cumbria

Sellafield Ltd will work with the new college. Credit: PA

A new £15 million nuclear college will be based at two hubs - in Cumbria and Somerset.

The National College for Nuclear is set to open its doors in late 2017, and aims to train the next generation of workers in the nuclear sector.

The Cumbrian hub will be opened at Lakes College in Workington, and will work with Sellafield Ltd and the University of Cumbria.

The announcement means that work will now begin on developing the curriculum which will help to train the next generation of nuclear workers.

It is expected that new qualifications will be available in 2017 that reflect the needs of the nuclear sector and address the skills challenge facing the industry and its supply chain.

– Colin Reed, Sellafield Ltd Human Resources Director