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Ensuring the future of Welsh apprentices

By Hinkley Point C media team | Posted April 10, 2019

Following the suspension of the Wylfa Newdd new nuclear project in Wales, we have been supporting Horizon in relocating its workforce; including the 33 apprentices who were working on the project.

Twenty-one of Wylfa’s apprentices will join almost 400 others at Hinkley Point C, working towards either a Nuclear Engineering Degree Apprenticeship or a Level 3 Engineering and Maintenance Apprenticeship.  This fantastic opportunity will allow them to gain valuable industry experience and play a vital role in supporting the future skills needs of the nuclear industry more widely.

Those not joining EDF Energy but keen to stay in the energy sector will continue their training at Coleg Menai’s recently opened, world-class Canolfan STEM centre and carry out work experience at Doosan Babcock, a company that works closely with EDF Energy‘s existing nuclear power stations in the UK.

For several apprentices, aerospace engineering was their chosen direction and they will now join Babcock International. This scheme will see them stay in North Wales, where they’ll have the chance to work with Hawk aircraft at RAF Valley.

Our new apprentices will have access to the new HPC Apprentice & Skills Hub on site, which provides a space for apprentices to receive guidance, career support, courses, IT and study space, as well as a digital platform where they can share experiences with each other. 

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