Fit for Nuclear (F4N) helps manufacturers assess and develop their readiness to bid for work in nuclear new build, operations and decommissioning.
Delivered exclusively by the Nuclear AMRC, part of the UK’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult, F4N lets UK manufacturers measure their operations against the standards required to supply the nuclear industry, and take the necessary steps to close any gaps.
F4N has been developed by the Nuclear AMRC with the support of its top tier partners, including reactor vendors, new build developers and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. These industry leaders are using F4N to identify potential companies for their own supply chains.
Your F4N journey
F4N is a journey of business improvement. The full process typically takes 12-18 months. We will support you through every step, but F4N will demand commitment and drive from your senior management team.
The journey includes:
- Nuclear capability questionnaire
- Free online assessment
- On-site verification visit
- Action plan
- Programme reviews
- Nuclear checklist
- Pre-grant visit
- F4N granted and ongoing support
Is F4N for you?
Originally developed for manufacturers working in high precision mechanical engineering, F4N has expanded to support companies which can supply control instrumentations, electricals and other components for nuclear plant construction and operation, and for the specialised requirements of decommissioning.
Participating companies range from contract manufacturers with no nuclear experience aiming to take a first step into the sector, to established suppliers wanting to benchmark their position and drive business excellence.
F4N is designed for businesses with 10 or more employees and a turnover of at least £1.6m. Smaller businesses which can offer a nice product or service to the civil nuclear sector should still get in touch to discuss how F4N can help.
The full F4N service is open to manufacturers based in England and Wales.
Contact us to find out more
Half of all F4N participants say they are already experienced meaningful business benefits and 9 out of 10 would recommend the programme to other manufacturers