About NI Cumbria

About Us

The NI Cumbria Branch carry out a range of activities including public lecture programmes, site visits and education activities (including a bursary scheme for local students going to university). We also pride ourselves on our excellent annual dinner which is always well attended and a highlight on the local calendar.

The branch is run by a group of volunteers who form the Branch Committee and is made up NI members in the local area. Since Cumbria is currently a hotspot for jobs in the nuclear sector, we are one the largest NI branches. The branch is supported by the Nuclear Institute head office, based in London, and the Board of Trustees. 

See our full list of annual activities

Where we came from

The NI Cumbria Branch was established as a regional branch in January 2005 superseding the former Nuclear Institute (BNES) Special Interest Group (SIG) on Waste Management and Decommissioning. The SIG was founded as a result of a survey of membership of Nuclear Institute (BNES) in 1994 which showed that a very high proportion of members in the area identified Decommissioning as a topic of interest. However, with the formation of a regional branch, we have extended the scope to represent the wider interests in nuclear energy in the Cumbria region.

Getting involved

We would love to see you at some of our events during the year. These are a great way to keep up to date with developments in the industry and get to know  and for you to get more involved with us through volunteering opportunities.

Volunteering can be a great asset to your career in the industry, in giving you opportunities to develop your personal and professional skills and experience, and socialising with other like-minded people.

You could help us at exhibitions and events, or help with publicity and sponsorship. The annual NI Cumbria events programme includes seminars and lectures, speaking competitions and our prestigious annual dinner, all of which provide a range of opportunities for getting involved.

Our Branch Committee is also made up of volunteers who have given extra time to running the branch and work alongside the Nuclear Institute’s head office to deliver the NI’s aims and objectives.

Find out more about volunteering positions available

Find out more about upcoming events



November 2019

mon tue wed thu fri sat sun
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6

NNWI Forum 2019

06/11/2019 View

Save the date


2019 YGN Annual Day Seminar and Dinner


2019 YGN Annual Day Seminar and Dinner

07/11/2019 View

The highly anticipated YGN annual day seminar and dinner returns in 2019 in the fantastic city of Bristol.

8 9 10
11 12 13

WiN UK - Motivation and Mentoring event

13/11/2019 17:00 - 20:00 View

14 15 16 17
18 19

Leadership and Development Day 2019


Leadership and Development Day 2019

19/11/2019 09:00 - 17:00 View


Lecture - Fusion - Powering our Future

20/11/2019 18:00 - View

21 22 23 24
25 26 27

Digital Transformation: Just enough information to understanding its importance for the nuclear industry

27/11/2019 18:00 - View


Implementing Digital Innovation in a Nuclear Environment 2019


Implementing Digital Innovation in a Nuclear Environment 2019

28/11/2019 View

29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8