15 Nov 12

Dungeness B Power Station starts search for apprentices

Dungeness B power station is holding an apprentice information day this month, to help local youngsters find a new career in the nuclear energy industry.

EDF Energy runs a very successful advanced nuclear apprenticeship scheme, and is holding an information day to give prospective applicants all the information they need.

From studying on the south coast for the first two years to what qualifications are needed and how to apply, the information day will prove invaluable to anyone considering a career with EDF Energy.

Date: Saturday 24 November

Time: 9 am – 5pm

Venue: Dungeness B power station training centre

Station director Martin Pearson says: “We expect there to be a lot of interest in our apprentice information event and I would encourage people to book up as early as possible.

“In the current climate, an apprenticeship offers a real alternative to going to university. Our scheme is very highly regarded and the sky really is the limit for our apprentices. Several members of EDF Energy’s executive team started with the company in this way, so the message is this course could be the start of a truly amazing engineering career.

“Staff at Dungeness B are immensely proud of their station, both locally in offering jobs and nationally by producing a large percentage of the nation's low carbon electricity demands. The information day will give us a chance to share our enthusiasm with those wishing to apply to join the apprenticeship scheme in 2013.

“While anyone who meets the criteria can apply, we are very keen to encourage females to consider a career in engineering at EDF Energy.”

If you would like to come along to the information day, please call Karen Bunney on 01797 343436 between 9.30am and 2.30pm to reserve your place.