National Nuclear Laboratory

Nuclear science
to benefit society

Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Plan sets out how NNL, the UK’s national laboratory for nuclear fission, is benefiting society through nuclear science.

Pushing the boundaries of nuclear science, technology and innovation

Our pioneering approach, harnessing potential technologies and translating them into industry-ready solutions, allows us to drive technological progress both in the UK and internationally.

Our people are the difference

Many of our 1,000 or so employees are internationally recognised experts in their fields, and we also work with universities to enable academic access to our services..

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Our facilities are second to none

We operate the most modern nuclear technology facility in the world, the Central Laboratory, alongside a number of advanced facilities in the UK.

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We are proudly leading a team of over 100 global organisations to deliver clean energy innovation for the UK’s net zero future.

Our Customers and Projects

We provide technical support and services to customers across most of the nuclear fuel cycle – from fuel and reactor analysis through post-irradiation, examination of fuel and reactor materials, to waste management, clean-up and decommissioning support.

  • MAPS

    A New Approach to Remote Visual Inspection of Pipes in the Nuclear IndustryFind out more
  • Waste Residue Processing

    NNL has successfully developed techniques to help process difficult wastes. Find out more

NNL at a glance

Our pioneering approach, harnessing potential technologies and translating them into industry-ready solutions, allows us to drive technological progress both in the UK and internationally.

1,200

Employees

Our people have a combined 10,000 years of experience and it’s their talent which drives our organisation

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Scientists

Our unparalleled understanding of the science, challenges and opportunities makes us a unique authority and partner.

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Locations

Quite simply, our range of facilities and and laboratories is second to none. The Central Laboratory is at the core of NNL…

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Our early career schemes

We are looking for the brightest and best Apprentices, Graduates and Post Doctorate individuals to be part of a successful future for the Nuclear Industry. A career at NNL opens up a world of potential