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<p>The following tables summarise the number of civilian nuclear suitably qualified and experienced personnel (NSQEP) posts and the number of NSQEP vacancies by location:</p><p><table><thead><tr><td valign="top">Number<br /></td></tr><tr><td valign="top" /><td valign="top">2011-12 (as at 31 March 2012)<br /></td><td valign="top">2012-13 (as at 31 March 2013)<br /></td><td valign="top">2013-14 (as at 31 March 2014)<br /></td></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td valign="top">Requirement for NSQEP personnel<br /></td><td valign="top">532<br /></td><td valign="top">532<br /></td><td valign="top">562<br /></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Number of vacant NSQEP posts<br /></td><td valign="top">29<br /></td><td valign="top">53<br /></td><td valign="top">70<br /></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Location of vacant posts<br /></td><td valign="top" /><td valign="top" /><td valign="top" /></tr><tr><td valign="top">Abbey Wood, Bristol<br /></td><td valign="top">21<br /></td><td valign="top">48<br /></td><td valign="top">63<br /></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Clyde<br /></td><td valign="top">3<br /></td><td valign="top">2<br /></td><td valign="top">2<br /></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Portsmouth<br /></td><td valign="top">1<br /></td><td valign="top">0<br /></td><td valign="top">1<br /></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Devonport, Plymouth<br /></td><td valign="top">3<br /></td><td valign="top">2<br /></td><td valign="top">3<br /></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Barrow-in-Furness<br /></td><td valign="top">1<br /></td><td valign="top">1<br /></td><td valign="top">1<br /></td></tr></tbody></table></p><p>A recruitment programme has recently been undertaken to fill the existing vacancies, most of which fall within the level 1 (awareness) category, and posts are now being filled. None of the existing vacancies are in posts categorised as safety critical, and the vacancies have not impacted upon the Department’s ability to deliver the Defence Nuclear Programme safely.</p><p>The following table summarises the number of military nuclear suitably qualified and experienced personnel (NSQEP) posts and the number of NSQEP vacancies by location:</p><p><table><thead><tr><td valign="top">Number<br /></td></tr><tr><td valign="top" /><td valign="top">2011-12 (as at 1 January 2012)<br /></td><td valign="top">2012-13 (as at 1 February 2013)<br /></td><td valign="top">2013-14 (as at 1 February 2014)<br /></td></tr><tr><td valign="top" /><td valign="top">Officers<br /></td><td valign="top">Ratings<br /></td><td valign="top">Officers<br /></td><td valign="top">Ratings<br /></td><td valign="top">Officers<br /></td><td valign="top">Ratings<br /></td></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td valign="top">Requirement for NSQEP personnel<br /></td><td valign="top">266<br /></td><td valign="top">856<br /></td><td valign="top">238<br /></td><td valign="top">808<br /></td><td valign="top">244<br /></td><td valign="top">804<br /></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Number of vacant NSQEP posts<br /></td><td valign="top">19<br /></td><td valign="top">105<br /></td><td valign="top">12<br /></td><td valign="top">68<br /></td><td valign="top">16<br /></td><td valign="top">79<br /></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Location of vacant posts<br /></td><td valign="top" /><td valign="top" /><td valign="top" /><td valign="top" /><td valign="top" /><td valign="top" /></tr><tr><td valign="top">Abbey Wood, Bristol<br /></td><td valign="top">7<br /></td><td valign="top">1<br /></td><td valign="top">1<br /></td><td valign="top">0<br /></td><td valign="top">4<br /></td><td valign="top">0<br /></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Clyde<br /></td><td valign="top">1<br /></td><td valign="top">41<br /></td><td valign="top">1<br /></td><td valign="top">20<br /></td><td valign="top">2<br /></td><td valign="top">22<br /></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Portsmouth<br /></td><td valign="top">0<br /></td><td valign="top">8<br /></td><td valign="top">0<br /></td><td valign="top">1<br /></td><td valign="top">0<br /></td><td valign="top">3<br /></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Devonport, Plymouth<br /></td><td valign="top">1<br /></td><td valign="top">7<br /></td><td valign="top">1<br /></td><td valign="top">2<br /></td><td valign="top">1<br /></td><td valign="top">2<br /></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">London<br /></td><td valign="top">0<br /></td><td valign="top">0<br /></td><td valign="top">0<br /></td><td valign="top">0<br /></td><td valign="top">0<br /></td><td valign="top">0<br /></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Barrow-in-Furness<br /></td><td valign="top">0<br /></td><td valign="top">2<br /></td><td valign="top">0<br /></td><td valign="top">3<br /></td><td valign="top">1<br /></td><td valign="top">0<br /></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Sea—Disposal<br /></td><td valign="top">3<br /></td><td valign="top">13<br /></td><td valign="top">0<br /></td><td valign="top">8<br /></td><td valign="top">1<br /></td><td valign="top">2<br /></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Sea—Sea Training<br /></td><td valign="top">3<br /></td><td valign="top">0<br /></td><td valign="top">1<br /></td><td valign="top">2<br /></td><td valign="top">2<br /></td><td valign="top">0<br /></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Sea—Build and Upkeep<br /></td><td valign="top">1<br /></td><td valign="top">6<br /></td><td valign="top">1<br /></td><td valign="top">0<br /></td><td valign="top">0<br /></td><td valign="top">6<br /></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Sea—SSN and SSBN (Upkeep)<br /></td><td valign="top">2<br /></td><td valign="top">3<br /></td><td valign="top">2<br /></td><td valign="top">9<br /></td><td valign="top">4<br /></td><td valign="top">10<br /></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Sea—Platform<br /></td><td valign="top">1<br /></td><td valign="top">24<br /></td><td valign="top">5<br /></td><td valign="top">23<br /></td><td valign="top">1<br /></td><td valign="top">34<br /></td></tr></tbody></table></p><p>None of the existing vacancies are in posts categorised safety critical. No submarine would go to sea without the required complement of NSQEP, and the vacancies have not impacted upon the Department’s ability to deliver the Defence Nuclear Programme safely.</p>
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