Nuclear Skills Academy

About the Academy

The Nuclear Skills Academy is the first of its kind and aims to sustain nuclear capability within the UK’s submarines programme by creating a dedicated pipeline of talent at the start of their careers.

Based in Derby at the iHub, the Nuclear Skills Academy is a partnership between the University of Derby and Rolls-Royce supported by industry and education experts, including the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, the National College for Nuclear and Derby City Council. This ensures new apprentices have access to the best courses and mentors throughout their apprenticeship.

The Rolls Royce Nuclear Skills Academy located at the I-Hub in Derby, surrounded by grass fields.
The Rolls Royce Nuclear Skills Academy, located at the I-Hub Derby.
The main entrance to the Rolls Royce, Nuclear Skills Academy.

Nuclear Skills Apprenticeship Pathways

Matilda Matthews - apprentice at the Nuclear Skills Academy.

During my time in the Nuclear Skills Academy, I have built my knowledge and gained experience thanks to the support of senior members of the business, as well as from teachers. My knowledge of the engineering world is constantly developing and strengthening.

Matilda Matthews
Apprentice at the Nuclear Skills Academy