23 Oct 17
Dungeness B

Dungeness B starts search for the next generation of engineers

The nuclear power station is running drop-in sessions at its visitors centre, Monday to Friday from 30 October until 10 November

Dungeness B nuclear power station is kicking off its search to find new apprentices to join the team in 2018.

The power station on the Kent coastline is hosting an Apprenticeship Fortnight from 30 October for prospective apprentices who are interested in a career in engineering.

Apprentice Coordinator, Ben McDonald said: “The four-year Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship gives school-leavers the skills, confidence and qualifications to have a really successful and well-paid career in the energy industry.”

“This year we are looking for eight new apprentices to join the team in September 2018. For more information on the scheme, come and see us in the station’s visitor centre between 2pm and 5pm every weekday from 30 October until 10 November."

Prospective candidates will also have the chance to book a future tour of the plant to see what life on a nuclear power station is really like.

The four-year training scheme starts with two years at the world-class training facility at HMS Sultan near Portsmouth and is followed by the final two years on site. 

Applications open on 1 November and interested candidates can apply online on the EDF Energy website at https://www.edfenergy.com/careers/early-careers/apprenticeships/engineering-maintenance-apprenticeship

For more information contact:

Laurence Ollier
External Communications Manager - Generation (South East)
0781 3232 765

EDF Energy

EDF Energy is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers and businesses with electricity and gas.

It generates electricity with eight nuclear power stations, more than 30 wind farms, one gas and two coal power stations, as well as with combined heat and power plants.

EDF Energy is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C. This will provide low carbon electricity to meet 7% of UK demand. The project is already making a positive impact on the local and national economy, British industry, as well as boosting skills and education. EDF Energy also invests in a range of low carbon technologies including renewables and battery storage. It is applying research and development expertise to improve the performance of existing generation and developing the potential of new technologies.

The company provides gas and electricity for more than 5 million customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain and the largest supplier to British businesses. It offers innovative energy systems for commercial customers and digital innovation for customers at home. EDF Energy has also launched its own innovation accelerator, Blue Lab, which focuses on making customers’ lives easier.

The Better Plan is EDF Energy's framework for being a sustainable and responsible energy business and is an integral part of EDF's 2030 vision to be the efficient, responsible electricity company, and champion of low-carbon growth. The Better Plan is underpinned by comprehensive environmental and social programmes which have been recognised by a wide range of organisations.

EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK, the company employs around 13,000 people at locations across England and Scotland.

To find out more about the UK's energy challenges visit: www.edfenergy.com/energyfuture/