The Nuclear AMRC works with companies along the UK’s nuclear supply chain to help them compete by raising quality, reducing costs, and developing new capabilities.
We offer a wealth of targeted support services to manufacturers, from free advice and expertise through the Ask Nuclear service; to demand modelling to map future contract opportunities and help match manufacturers with relevant work packages.
Our flagship Fit For Nuclear programme is a unique service to help UK manufacturers get ready to bid for work in civil nuclear, allowing companies to measure their operations against industry standards and take the necessary steps to close any gaps.
F4N is an industry-recognised hallmark of business excellence. We have continually refined the service since its launch in 2011, and are now expanding the F4N programme to provide additional support to companies after granting.
Most of the companies working through our supplier development programmes are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). By helping smaller manufacturers understand what the market expects from them, what they may be capable of supplying, and where they sit in the nuclear supply chain, we demystify the nuclear sector and remove barriers to entry.
We also offer tailored supply chain consultancy to build links and share knowledge between suppliers and top-tier customers, and help overseas developers develop their UK supply chains.
We support skills development by working with the National Skills Academy Nuclear to provide a one-stop shop for manufacturers along the nuclear supply chain. To date, around 1,000 employees have completed the introductory Triple Bar Nuclear Manufacturing course.
Our sister centre, the AMRC Training Centre, provides practical skills from apprenticeships through to doctorate and MBA level for manufacturing companies of all sizes. More than 1,000 young people have now begun advanced or higher apprenticeships at the Training Centre.
We continue to develop our supply chain development services to meet industry needs, and to extend our services into complementary areas of the nuclear industry such as electrical control and instrumentation. A major focus for 2018 is tackling a national gap in equipment qualification (EQ) capabilities, to help UK manufacturers better compete against experienced overseas suppliers.