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Volunteers prepare for four active days at Big Bang Fair

Fifteen Nuclear Institute staff and member volunteers are set to represent the nuclear sector to tens of thousands of school-aged children at the Big Bang UK Science and Engineering Fair in just a few weeks time.

The Nuclear Institute will be joined by staff from the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) and the National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSAN) on stand E105 at the Birmingham NEC on 11-14 March 2015 to show off some of the unique challenges and technology involved in nuclear energy and careers available in the sector.

Volunteers are gearing up to demonstrate various activities imitating tasks that nuclear workers carry out for the 7-19 year-olds who will be attending. There will also be handout giveaways and information packs available from the stand that the Nuclear Institute is hosting in collaboration with ECITB.

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Volunteers engage young school children at last year's Big Bang Fair 2014

Young people will come face-to-face with the exciting world of nuclear energy and will also have the opportunity to ask questions and seek advice on careers in the sector.

In the build up the Nuclear Institute will be posting some nuclear facts for our followers on Twitter via @nuclearinst or through the hashtag #nuclearfacts.

The NI has an active educational and public outreach programme across the UK and through this event aims to enthuse the next generation of nuclear scientists and engineers and promote career options.

Last year the fair saw an attendance of 80,000 at the four-day event with even larger crowds expected in 2015 to include school and community groups, teachers and families.

The Big Bang Fair is a nationwide programme of national, regional and local events led by EngineeringUK aiming to engage and reward young minds with STEM backgrounds and to build a bright future for the UK’s economy.

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