Give2Gain wins at NDA supply chain awards

We are delighted to announce that Give2Gain, an employer-lead project headed by NIS Ltd and co-ordinated through the National Skills Academy for Nuclear, has been awarded “Best Supply Chain Collaboration” at the NDA Supply Chain Awards held on Thursday 6th November 2014.



The project which is supported by HM Government has been successful in gaining £1 million in funding which is matched against employer funding and in-kind contributions from a current network of 30 nuclear employers, who have pledged to use their training budgets as match funding to target resources effectively on key skills priority areas.


Give2Gain facts:

  • Give2Gain is an innovative way of providing funding to employers within the nuclear industry supply chain for their training.
  • Employers are awarded credits for activities they undertake to develop a talent pipeline for the industry such as taking on apprentices or graduates, having active STEM Ambassadors and offering student placements.
  • They can then use their credits to receive up to 50% match funding for their training needs, meaning they can train more staff, more quickly with their training budgets.
  • The funding received is matched against employer funding and in-kind contributions and allows employers to target resources effectively on key skills priority areas.


Current participants:

AMEC | Bendalls Engineering | Boulting Group | Capula |Cavendish Nuclear | Energus | Esterline/Darchem | Fort Vale Nuclear Ltd | Forth Engineering | FSL Aerospace | Gleeds | Graham Engineering | Hare Structural Services | Hargreaves Ductwork | Helander | Interserve | JF Nuclear | K Home International | Lindhurst Engineering | NES Engineering Innovation | NIS Ltd | NSG | Nuvia | Oldham Engineering | Rotork | Safety Critical | Studsvik | Supacat | Thomas Consulting | TIS Cumbria Ltd | Ultra Electronics | Wallace Sheet Metals | Weir Valves Nuclear Control Systems


Gill Marsden, NIS Business Development Director and Chair of Give2Gain: "I'm absolutely thrilled and incredibly proud to receive this award on behalf of all of the participating companies who have worked incredibly hard to get Give2Gain up and running. Special thanks have to go to NSAN for facilitating the project so efficiently on a daily basis and also to Graham Engineering, Energus, Nuvia and Bendalls who have given their time to the Give2Gain project board since its inception.”


Jean Llewellyn, Chief Executive of the National Skills Academy for Nuclear: "We are delighted that Give2Gain has received such great recognition.  The employers involved in the project represent over 10,000 workers in the nuclear supply chain.   NIS Ltd have played an integral part in the development of Give2Gain on behalf of industry and we would like to thank all the companies involved.”



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