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NIA UK | New British-Franco agreement to strengthen skills development for the nuclear industry

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The National Skills Academy Nuclear (NSAN) and the Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires (INSTN) have signed an agreement to strengthen their joint working on the skills for nuclear agenda across UK and France.

The agreement was officially launched yesterday (25 April 2017) from the French Ambassador’s Residence in London.

Both organisations are committed to further developing a strong bilateral Franco-British cooperation on skills for nuclear, and are keen to demonstrate how the countries can work together through and beyond the implications of Brexit.

One of the outcomes from the agreement will be the development of a joint quality standard for skills provision and training that can be applied in both France and the UK, facilitating the movement and recognition of training and therefore personnel between the two countries. This will be identified through a kite mark of quality which will be launched when the standard is agreed. A joint kite mark will also be developed for use by professional Associates of both NSAN and INSTN to provide formal recognition of the quality service and expertise provided. It is envisaged that this will expand the consultancy services offered by both INSTN and NSAN.

Both organisations are keen to pursue collaborative international projects and will look to facilitate further links to other skills, education and training bodies in Britain and France as the relationship progresses.

Source: NIA UK | New British-Franco agreement to strengthen skills development for the nuclear industry