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Members of the pool of experts of the IAEA, OECD NEA, ITER passed the first stage of training at the Rosatom Technical Academy in 2020

Members of the pool of experts of the IAEA, OECD NEA, ITER passed the first stage of training at the Rosatom Technical Academy in 2020

From August 31 to September 2, the Rosatom Technical Academy together with the World Nuclear University (WNU), held the workshop “Practical recommendations for preparation for evaluation by HR specialists of international organizations” within the framework of the programme of targeted training of Rosatom employees to work in international organizations (IAEA, OECD NEA, ITER).

In 2016 Rosatom launched the programme for selecting and training experts in various subject nuclear related areas and encourage programme participants to work in international organizations. The programme aims at creating a mechanism that will help Rosatom employees to develop the necessary skills mix and strong points to apply for vacant positions in these organizations.

The modern circumstances associated with overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic stimulated the Rosatom Technical Academy in becoming a digital hub of international training. The online format was used to train members of the pool of experts of the IAEA, OECD NEA, ITER in preparation for interviews for vacancies in international organizations of the nuclear industry. The training was conducted with an English language teacher and was aimed at improving the level of proficiency in English and developing the communicative abilities of candidates, as well as the abilities of competent self-presentation.

The training included several thematic modules focusing on specific terminology in the following areas: nuclear policy, global warming, uranium mining and fuel manufacture, nuclear security, and non-proliferation issues. During the event participants not only communicated, but also independently performed tasks in between online sessions, and also took part in group work to develop the acquired knowledge.

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The Rosatom Technical Academy has been working closely with the World Nuclear University since 2017. During this time, a number of joint events were organized: the joint IAEA-Rosatom workshop for Rosatom specialists with participation of the IAEA Secretariat in 2017, the workshop ”Introduction to the specifics of the IAEA activities” in 2018, as well as the School on Radiation Technologies in 2019, which is one of the key products of the WNU.