Twenty Suffolk students are joining Sizewell B power station to get a taster of the real world of work.
Four Engineering students from Suffolk One in Ipswich joined Sizewell B this week. Olly Fisher, 17, Brandon Burgess, 17, Amber Webb, 16 and Connor Fowler, 17, all opted to join the Sizewell B maintenance department.
The maintenance department looks after the power station equipment ensuring that Sizewell B can safely and reliably generate power for 2.5m homes and businesses.
Brandon Burgess would like to apply for an EDF Energy degree apprenticeship in engineering when he completes his B-TECH. Brandon said: “I have always been interested in Physics, Chemistry and Maths, so the idea of combining them all and earning a living at the same time really appeals to me.”
Olly added: “I am a practical person so spending time with the maintenance team at Sizewell B has been great. I don’t want to sit at a desk from 9-5 I would like to do something more ‘hands-on.”
Paul Morton, Sizewell B station director said: “Work experience is an important step in preparing students for life after school. With Sizewell C progressing well and Sizewell B providing employment for over 800 local people it is vital to ensure we have the right skills in place locally for generations to come.”