Supplier development

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 industry-led skills and training through our hosting of the National Skills Academy Nuclear Manufacturing.

We operate two core supplier development programmes: Fit For Nuclear, helping companies take a first step into the nuclear supply chain; and Civil Nuclear Sharing in Growth, working with the most promising suppliers to help them compete globally.

We also offer targeted services such as Nuclear Link and tailored supply chain optimisation consultancy to build links and share knowledge between suppliers and top-tier customers.

 

Fit For Nuclear (F4N) is a unique service to help manufacturing companies assess and develop their readiness to bid for work in the nuclear supply chain. Developed with the support of the industry’s top tier, F4N lets companies measure their operations against the standards required to supply the nuclear industry, and take the necessary steps to close any gaps.

Developed and delivered exclusively by the Nuclear AMRC, the F4N programme is supported by top-tier partners including Areva and EDF Energy. These industry leaders are using F4N to identify potential companies for their own supply chains. Participation in the programme is also a requirement for membership of the new government-backed Nuclear Supply Chain Partnership.

Hundreds of companies have now completed the online F4N assessment, with most receiving ongoing support and development from the Nuclear AMRC team. Over 100 companies have completed the programme – see our directory of F4N companies for details.

In a survey of participants, three quarters of companies which have completed Fit For Nuclear said that they are experiencing meaningful business benefits as a result – and 100 per cent would recommend the programme to other manufacturers.

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