Oberon Technologies

VR/AR Training: Attracting Talent in the Nuclear Sector

A White Paper from Reuters Events and Oberon Technologies®

VR training makes nuclear talent acquisition, retention and reskilling easier

This white paper shares how the use of VR technology can offer a safe, immersive and compelling learning environment for talent in the nuclear sector. VR technology is becoming more popular with younger generations, and the use of VR can show up-and-coming hires that companies are plugged in to the current digital landscape. This technology can be the key to injecting the aging nuclear sector workforce with younger hires who are prepared.

Read the full white paper to understand how VR technology can attract and reskill nuclear sector talent. Here are a few key excerpts:

Reasons why VR technology plays an important role in the nuclear industry’s training procedures:  
  • Training that can take years in the field can be achieved in weeks, as the trainee benefits from virtual hands-on instruction, real-time learning and repeatable training.
  • VR technology can eradicate the need for on-site training where radiation exposure is possible.
  • VR technology can also help operators discover if a candidate has the aptitude for the job.

Training is the leading application for VR technology in the nuclear sector.

VR Training is one of the most prominent applications of Virtual Reality for many reasons. While its immersive nature makes the VR based training very effective, this also permits creation of several simulated environments in the virtual form, obviating the need to create such environments in the real world or where the scenarios cannot be recreated in the real world safely, effectively, or economically. These virtual environments represent an advancement in VR training that permits simultaneous training of numerous trainees within an immersive environment that allows trainers to track overall performance. These environments also enable organizations to easily repeat or vary training experiences to prepare trainees for real-world situations.

Examples of VR training in the nuclear industry:


  • Training in operations and inspections within a nuclear power plant.
  • Identifying shortest or safest paths to avoid environmental hazards.
  • Identifying appropriate entry and exit routes for safety.
  • Identifying proper transport routes for materials and equipment.

VR technology is a cost-effective solution to training, while also preparing employees for situations that are rare occurrences or dangerous environments. In the nuclear industry, employees can tour a plant, including the reactor without being exposed to radiation. Download the white paper to better understand how VR technology can attract and reskill talent in the nuclear sector.

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