On June 1, 2016 at the site of the Moscow Branch of ROSATOM-CICE&T there was an international workshop of JSC “Rusatom Service” on “Education & Training offer for Operation and Maintenance support”. The leader of the workshop – Head of Business Development and PR of JSC “Rusatom Service” Mr. Maxim VINOKUROV as the workshop objective has defined the introduction to the HRD specialists of foreign companies providing operation and maintenance of nuclear power plants with the complex of Russian educational services in support of these activities. The workshop was attended by the representatives of Bureau Veritas (France), TÜV SUD Industrie Service (Germany), MVM ERBE ENERGETIKA (Hungary), State Corporation “Rosatom”, Rosatom Corporate Academy. Russian consortium of educational service providers for foreign NPPs was presented by JSC “VNIIAES”, ROSATOM-CICE&T and JSC “Rusatom Service”.
The Russian side acquainted the foreign colleagues with a list and practices of international courses aimed at developing the technical and managerial competencies for organizations and enterprises of the nuclear sector.
The seminar was held in the format of a group work, which resulted in the formation of a list of problem areas in the organization of training for personnel of NPPs, built or under construction on Russian technologies. These primarily include cross-cultural communication. Their importance cannot be overestimated, especially for the stage of construction and NPP commissioning, when the role of workers and technicians comes to the fore. In this regard, personnel training for national organizations on the basis of train-the-trainers approach in Russia, where there is an opportunity to immerse into the cultural and linguistic environment – becomes a priority and should stay ahead of the contract training of NPP operating personnel. Such training should be preceded by the preparation of specialized glossaries, which allow comparing the Russian language technical terms with corresponding terms in English and in the language of the technology recipient country.
Courses on the specifics of the new Russian project AES-2006, planning of personnel training for new nuclear power plants and the courses on the quality assurance and quality control as well as non-destructive testing analysis were identified as the priorities.