GMB Welcome Landmark Investment in Derby Rolls-Royce Academy

14 May 2022
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GMB Union, representing workers across the civil and defence manufacturing sector, have today welcomed the news that Rolls-Royce will be launching their new nuclear engineering academy in the heart of Derby.

The academy will see over 200 students receive world class training in the specialist world of nuclear manufacturing when it opens later this year.

GMB is one of Britain’s largest trade unions in the nuclear industry, with thousands of members in the sector across the UK.

Ian Clarke, from GMB Rolls Royce, said:

“This is great news for Rolls-Royce and the future of the nuclear manufacturing industry in Derby."

"This landmark commitment from Rolls-Royce will secure the future of high quality, unionised work at Derby over the next decade, supporting highly skilled jobs for the city."

"As Britain’s un-apologetically pro-nuclear union, in both the civil and defence sectors, we will continue in supporting our members as business and learning grows on site”.

Martin Allen, GMBs Regional Secretary for the Midlands, said:

“Our members in the nuclear manufacturing sector know first-hand how important investment in the future is, that’s why it’s such great news for Derby and the nuclear industry at large that Rolls-Royce are making this investment in the future of the city”.

There is no net-zero without nuclear, and Britain’s strategic partnerships and national interest rely on investment in our submarine programmes. GMB are completely committed to beating the drum for investment in the nuclear energy, civil and defence nuclear manufacturing and across the supply chain”.

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