NI Young Generation Network 

The Nuclear Institute (NI) is the Professional Body and Learned Society for the Nuclear Sector in the UK, offering routes to professional registration with the Engineering and Science Councils and the Society for the Environment.

Membership of the NI is open to all and is achieved by meeting the standard for Nuclear Professionalism, the Nuclear Delta, which focuses on nuclear safety and security, and application of nuclear technology. Any member of the NI under the age of 37 becomes part of the Young Generation Network.

The YGN has been in existence for over 20 years and currently consists of approximately 1,250 members. The YGN benefits individuals and the wider industry through promoting communication, collaboration and professional development in the UK and around the world.

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How to get involved

As the YGN, our mission is:

“To encourage and develop the UK’s early career nuclear professionals, and ensure that their voice is heard in shaping the future of our sector”

In 2020, we refreshed our vision, mission and objectives so we can continue to support and nurture the UK’s younger generation into becoming the world’s leading workforce. By encouraging our younger members to act as nuclear ambassadors, through attracting talented young people and by providing opportunities for professional growth, we aim to play a key role in building a nuclear sector that the UK as a whole can be proud of. If the YGN’s new strategy excites you too, why not get in touch to find out how you can help us accomplish our mission!


Benefits of Involvement...

Hear from some of our YGN members on why you should join the Nuclear Institute…

Career Development

  • Increase your knowledge of nuclear industry technologies, sectors and organisations.
  • Develop competencies towards professional registration and recognition of your nuclear professionalism.
  • Attend events and training programmes.
  • Meet peers and expand your network.


Personal Development

  • Develop a whole host of other skills including event organisation, business and financial management, marketing, coaching & mentoring.
  • Develop the relationships that will shape the future of both your career and the industry.


Benefits for Employers

  • Development of staff through high value training and cross sector learning.
  • Raise your company profile and its commitment to high standards of nuclear professional practice.
  • Development of staff towards professional membership of the NI, including assessment against the Nuclear Delta® - the standard of professionalism in the nuclear sector.
  • Supports future competitiveness through development of personal networks, capability and in-house expertise.


Benefits of Membership

  • Discounted attendance at our industry-renowned events.
  • Bi-monthly Nuclear Future journal exclusively for members.
  • Access to YGN volunteering opportunities & mentoring.
  • Apply to have your nuclear professionalism recognised through professional membership of the Nuclear Institute and chartered status with the Engineering and Science Councils.