Morson Projects are collaborating with DSRL alongside Nuvia, and GDES who have also recruited trainees.

Over a 4-year period, the trainees will attend North Highland College part-time, where they will complete a selection of training modules covering the wide range of practical skills associated with nuclear decommissioning. For the remaining time they will gain hands on experience by assisting with a wide range of decommissioning tasks completed at Dounreay. Four of the trainees can be seen below pictured at the site.

The scheme demonstrates the excellent collaboration between DSRL, the supply chain and North Highland College UHI to identify and locally provide a bespoke series of training modules that are relevant to the decommissioning work being completed at Dounreay.

DSRL’s Head of Fuel Cycle Area, Becky Ruddy, said:

DSRL recognises the value of a training programme for our trainees as they will play a pivotal role in the decommissioning mission. We are pleased to be working with Nuvia, Morson Projects and GDES as it’s crucial that we support the supply chain who play such an important part at Dounreay, providing resources to bolster our own workforce.”

Morson Projects Labour Allocation Manager at Dounreay, John Dunnett, added:

“Morson Projects are delighted to be taking on two young new members within our Dounreay team, who will be training on the job alongside day-release for their courses at North Highland College. Growing our own talent and nurturing the next generation of engineers and technical staff is hugely important to us and following success over previous years, we look forward to welcoming Jack Crowe and Robbie Shepherd to our Decommissioning project delivery team.

“As with previous years, the course will be funded by ourselves and our client DSRL, and we have no doubt that the College will aid us in developing the skills and knowledge required by Jack and Robbie to meet the high standards of work we are proud to continually deliver.”