23 Oct 13

Dungeness B power station apprentices graduate at EDF Energy ceremony

After completing their schemes, the 48 members of the 2009 technical apprenticeship intake and the three 2011 business apprentices, were joined at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, by their family and members of the executive team to celebrate their achievement.

Amongst them were 4 apprentices from Dungeness B power station: Liam Dear, Denika Walsh, Stuart Gallagher and Ben McDonald.

All EDF Energy nuclear sites were asked to nominate their apprentice of the year with a panel selecting the overall apprentice of the year from criteria demonstrating trust, transparency and teamwork. The Dungeness B Apprentice of the Year is 22 year-old Denika from Ashford.

Dungeness B station director, Martin Pearson said, “I was very pleased to be at the awards ceremony and see the apprentices graduate from the company scheme. They have all worked very hard to get to this point and I am sure they will all go very far. I wish our graduates a long and happy future ahead with EDF Energy.”

After presenting their graduation certificates they were encouraged by the company’s managing director Andy Spurr to grasp the opportunities that lay ahead for them.

Andy said: “As I reach the end of my career I am jealous that you are starting your career at such an exciting time, with us running the existing fleet for as long as it is safe and economic to do so and when there are real prospects of new nuclear. This is a great company, and it is a great time to join.”