Equality & Diversity

At the Nuclear Institute we take equality and diversity seriously. We have taken measures to ensure that our structures and practices reflect the diversity of our membership, and that we are part of the industry-wide move that seeks equality for underrepresented groups. This is driven by our EDI Committee, which reviews and make recommendations for the updating of NI policies around equality, diversity and inclusion.

Our actions include:

  • Established an EDI Board that directly advises our Board of Trustees
  • Held the first diversity in the nuclear industry survey which kicked off in 2020.
  • Produced our first diversity report in Nuclear Future in 2022
How to get involved

We continue to look for ways that we can improve in this area and always welcome feedback in this regard. If you are interested in getting involved or have ideas and best practice to share, please get in touch. If you are a member don't forget you can discuss with other members on NI Connect.

Possible ways you could get involved are:

  • Nominate someone to sit on our EDI Board
  • Sponsor a wider diversity report for publication (planned for summer 2024)
  • Submit a case study on your approach to diversity for our website to showcase good practice
email-green ceo@nuclearinst.com

Signatories and partnerships

The Nuclear Institute is a signatory to the following initiatives and organisations: 

Science Council 

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As a licensed member of the Science Council, the Nuclear Institute is signed up to the Declaration on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion aiming to achieve a more diverse scientific workforce. 


 Royal Academy of Engineering

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We are a signatory to the Royal Academy of Engineering's Diversity and Inclusion Framework.

The professional engineering community is working together to address the global challenges of sustainability, ethics, and equity, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to innovating and improving across these societal challenges, within our organisations, and ensuring our members recognise the importance of these responsibilities alongside core professional competencies. As a self-regulated profession, we recognise the importance of public confidence that engineering is safe, sustainable, and inclusive to all in society. Find out more.


Tomorrow's Engineers Code 

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 The Tomorrow's Engineers Code is a community of over 250 organisations working toward common goals to increase the diversity and number of young people entering engineering careers.  


Other networks

Inclusion and Diversity in Nuclear

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Inclusion and Diversity in Nuclear (IDN) was set up in 2019 with the aim is of supporting organisations with their EDI efforts by offering practical advice and sharing useful resources.


Women in Nuclear UK 


Formed in 2014, the mission of Women in Nuclear UK (WiN) is to address the industry’s gender balance, improve the representation of women in leadership, engage with the industry, government and public on nuclear issues and support the industry with tools and information.




EqualEngineers aims to create inclusive engineering and technology organisations by increasing the diversity of the workforce and improve stakeholder health and wellbeing.They do this by connecting inclusive employers with diverse candidates in engineering and technology.




InterEngineering which aims to connect, inform and empower LGBTQ+ engineers and their supports to foster greater inclusion in engineering.

Nuclear Industry Benevolent Fund


The Nuclear Industry Benevolent Fund is a Registered Charity supporting those working or who have worked in the UK Nuclear Industry and their dependants through the provision of support, signposting and financial assistance.

Rainbow Forum

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The Rainbow Forum is an online advocacy that aims to support, empower, and harmonise the LGBTQ+ Community.