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New apprentices join the fight against cyber-crime in nuclear decommissioning

The NDA is placing apprentices at the heart of the nuclear decommissioning industry to help protect against cyber-attacks.

New apprentices pictured in front of Energus with David Peattie (NDA CEO) Rob Higgins (NDA Business Service Director), and Bill Taylor (NDA Lead Programme Manager)
New apprentices pictured in front of Energus with David Peattie (NDA CEO) Rob Higgins (NDA Business Service Director), and Bill Taylor (NDA Lead Programme Manager)

This is the first programme of its kind for the NDA. It is an important step in ensuring the sector is developing the right skills to tackle the increasing threat from across the globe.

9 apprentices have been placed at 5 of the NDA’s businesses across the UK as well as with the UK Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC).

Bill Taylor from the NDA said:

Cyber is one of the greatest security related challenges we face, something that has been recognised by UK government and our regulators.

Having high calibre people with the right skills to tackle this 21st century threat is crucial.

Our apprentices will join the existing cohort of cyber experts who will play a vital role in protecting our national security.

Find out more about Cyber security CNI apprenticeships

Published 22 September 2017