About Us

The WiN Mission/Strategy

Women in Nuclear UK (WiN UK) is one of over 30 international chapters under the umbrella of Women in Nuclear Global. Formed in 2014, WiN UK’s mission is to address the industry’s gender balance, improve the representation of women in leadership, engage with the industry, government and public on nuclear issues and support the industry with tools and information.

Our executives and regional teams are focused on three key objectives of Attraction, Retention and Dialogue. WiN UK is further supported by an Industry Partner and a Patron who promote our mission.

We have also developed an Industry Charter. The WiN UK Industry Charter allows companies to sign up and commit their own individual company pledge to show their commitment to diversity across the nuclear sector. Over 60 companies have done so.

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Attraction

Our objective is firstly to encourage girls and women into the nuclear industry through engagement with schools, colleges and universities. We do this by encouraging girls to study STEM subjects and education options which keep a career in nuclear possible; we also provide visibility of the wide range of challenging and rewarding roles available across the nuclear sector and provide access to role models who can provide clarity and understanding to information on career pathways and opportunities.

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Retention

Secondly, we see our role as supporting those women already in the nuclear sector: We provide access to advice and support to develop and promote women to achieve their potential by highlighting opportunities and providing visibility to inspirational role models in senior and challenging roles. We also look at those factors which cause women to leave the industry and work with our industry charter signatories to highlight and address these issues, encouraging greater flexibility in employment including job share and career breaks.

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Dialogue

Thirdly, we engage with stakeholders across the nuclear sector and more widely by providing a balanced perspective on working in the nuclear sector, encouraging women outside our industry to look at nuclear in a positive light.

Our vision is for the Nuclear Industry to achieve gender balance within its workforce, reflecting the working population in the UK. Specifically, our work aims to meet the targets set in the Nuclear Sector Deal and Gender Roadmap of:

  • 50% of all apprenticeships to be held by females by 2021
  • 40% of the UK nuclear workforce to be female by 2030
  • Increase the proportion of women in senior management to 30% by 2030

Governance

WiN UK established as a Not-For-Profit Company Limited by Guarantee (NFP-CLG) in August 2020. WiN UK is run entirely by volunteers, often supported by their employer.

Our Executive Committee is supported by:

  • A Strategic Advisory Group
  • Working Groups
  • Regional Teams
  • Ambassadors
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Governance
Sponsors

Sponsors

WiN UK’s operation relies heavily on sponsorship from companies across the UK’s nuclear sector. Currently, our annual Industry Sponsor is National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL).

We’re grateful for all the funding from our sponsors that enables us to make a difference.

The development of this website was fully funded by NNL in 2020.

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Partnering Organisations

WiN UK works with with like-minded organisations and initiatives. Our partners offer a mixture of financial, strategic and operational support.

If you’re interested in partnering with WiN UK, please contact info@winuk.org.uk

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Regional Teams

Regional Teams

WiN UK has ten regional branches, reflecting the geographical spread and landscape of the nuclear industry across the UK.

Each region has their own lead team. They focus on hosting events, promoting membership, highlighting the role of ambassadors as well as running mentoring and development opportunities.

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Become a member

Membership is free. Our members include men and women of all ages from across the nuclear sector and beyond.

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Get involved

There are various ways that you can contribute to our mission. We all have a part to play in improving diversity in our workplaces.

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