Sizewell B to launch engineering degree apprenticeship

EDF Energy is looking for apprentices to fill a number of roles in chemistry and engineering, at its Sizewell B power station.

The station’s engineering team is looking for two people to start a nuclear engineering degree apprenticeship. This is in addition to the places on offer on the maintenance and engineering apprenticeship. The successful applicants will spend four years learning from experts, getting valuable experience all whilst studying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Honours)

The final role is for a chemistry apprentice.  With a balance of practical, hands-on training, study and on-the-job coaching, this apprenticeship supports study towards a qualification in Chemistry.

Applications, which close at the end of January, for all the apprenticeships are made through the EDF Energy careers website: https://www.edfenergy.com/careers/early-careers/apprenticeships.

Skills Minister Anne Milton said: “Higher and degree apprenticeships provide the high level technical skills that employers need and offer young people the opportunity to earn while they learn on courses that offer a high quality alternative career path.

“Through this Government’s programme to improve both the availability and standards of higher and degree apprenticeships, learners now have more options than ever to choose a route into the profession of their choice. Whatever level someone has achieved, there is a road ahead for all apprentices to achieve more and more.”

Paul Morton, Station Director at Sizewell B, said: “We are very pleased to launch a degree apprenticeship programme at Sizewell B to complement the popular maintenance and engineering apprenticeship scheme at the station.  This year, there’s also additional information available for parents and guardians of young people who are considering applying to EDF Energy early careers programmes. 

“The aim is to provide an overview of the schemes, and reassurance about our commitment to zero harm and concern for our trainees’ wellbeing. 

“We hope it will help to answer frequently asked questions and allay any concerns that parents will naturally have.”

Applications, which close at the end of January, for all the apprenticeships are made through the EDF Energy careers website.

The parents’ guidance website can be found here.

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