Applications Support Specialist, UK Nirex Ltd
September 1993 – March 1995
Nirex was a United Kingdom body set up in 1982 by the UK nuclear industry to examine safe, environmental and economic aspects of deep geological disposal of intermediate-level and low-level radioactive waste.
Originally known as the Nuclear Industry Radioactive Waste Executive, it became the limited company United Kingdom Nirex Limited in 1985. The ownership of Nirex was transferred from the nuclear industry to the UK Government departments DEFRA and DTI in April 2005, and then to the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) in November 2006. Nirex’s staff and functions were integrated into the NDA in April 2007, at which point Nirex ceased trading as a separate entity. Nirex’s role continues through the activities of the Radioactive Waste Management Directorate of the NDA.
Some of the work I did: Development and support of macros and applications for use with in the company. Support of all Microsoft products. Installation and configuration of Windows NT.Â Nirex’s first Microsoft Certified Professional. Responsible for installation of Windows NT, SQL Server. Development of macros/applications.