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Hartlepool needs you!

By EDF | Posted January 31, 2024

Hartlepool Power Station is on the lookout for recruits for the team of tomorrow.

Every year the station handpicks a clutch of young people to join its apprenticeship scheme and receive on-the-job training over a four year period. When the same scheme was launched last year there were more than 250 applications for just seven places.

Kirsty Hopkinson, HR manager at Hartlepool Power Station, said: “This is a hugely exciting period at Hartlepool. There has never been a focus on nuclear like there is at this moment. We have just extended the lifetime of this plant to 2026 and have hopes to run it for even longer. Even when we finish generating there is years of work to be done defueling and then decommissioning this plant. There’s also the prospect of a new reactor coming here, after the Government said this town was the best spot for the next generation of a new type of nuclear.

“So anyone starting their career with us over the coming months will find themselves set up in a highly skilled, well paid, in-demand industry which could provide a job for life.”

The power station is also on the lookout for skilled engineers to fill a number of other key roles. Adverts are also out for Technical Advice Engineers, a Construction Manager, a Fuel Route Engineer, a Head of radiological Protection and a Quality Assurance Engineer.

Kirsty added: “Teesside has an incredibly rich pool of engineering talent. So we know there will be people out there working in similar roles in similar sorts of companies across the area. These are the people we want to hear from, folks with the sorts of skills we can make great use of. What we need is enthusiastic people, keen to learn, they don’t all have to have backgrounds in nuclear power just the attitude to want to help drive this station forward. There is so much to be done at the power station over the coming years that this is a great time to come onboard. If you think you fit our bill, please get in touch.”

Drop in sessions, where potential apprentice candidates can find out more about the industry and the roles on offer, will be held at the power station’s visitor centre on February 15 and February 19.

Book a space on Thursday, Feb 15 at 4pm, the 5.30pm session on the same day, or the 3pm slot on Monday, Feb 19.

About EDF

EDF is helping Britain achieve Net Zero by leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission, electric future and tackling climate change. It is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity(1) and supplies millions of customers with electricity and gas.

It generates low carbon electricity from five nuclear power stations and more than thirty onshore wind farms and two offshore wind farms.

EDF is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, and there are advanced plans for a replica at Sizewell C in Suffolk. Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C will provide low carbon electricity to meet 14% of UK demand and power around 12 million homes.

EDF is one of the UK’s largest investors in renewables, with more than 1GW of renewable generation in operation and over 5GW in construction, planning and development across a range of technologies including onshore and offshore wind, solar and battery storage. We are constructing our largest offshore wind farm in Britain – the 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe project in Scotland.

EDF is helping its customers, both in business and at home, take their first steps to sustainably powering their lives. Whether it is buying an electric car, generating and storing electricity, selling energy back to the grid or installing a heat pump. EDF is one of the largest suppliers to British business and a leading supplier of innovative energy solutions that are helping businesses become more energy independent. In addition, the company’s energy services business, Dalkia, is one of the largest technical service providers in the UK and Ireland.

EDF is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK, the company employs around 14,000 people at locations across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

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