A group of Dounreay apprentices and graduates has been praised for overcoming Covid restrictions to offer work experience to the next generation of nuclear engineers. Following its success, site owner, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), is hoping to roll out similar virtual programmes at its other facilities around the country. Dounreay’s normal work experience for local secondary school pupils had to be shelved this year because of the pandemic. The online version attracted students from as far afield as London and Derby, who were set the task of planning and building a hypothetical facility for low-level radioactive waste.
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