13 Jan 19

Hartlepool searches for new apprentices

Award winning Hartlepool apprentices with EDF Energy CEO Simone Rossi and station director Craig Dohring
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HARTLEPOOL power station has started its search for three apprentices to join the company’s renowned training scheme – but applications must be in by the end of January.

The site has a great track record for training its apprentices with Jonathan Grundy winning the overall EDF Energy apprentice of the year in 2018 and Sophie Palmer claiming the ‘Going the Extra Mile’ trophy.

Craig Dohring, station director at Hartlepool power station, said: “It’s a great opportunity for someone interested in engineering to start a great career.

“The training is superb and it’s always good to see the third and fourth-year apprentices working and learning with their teams on site for the final two years of the programme.”

Those successful will join apprentices from other EDF Energy power stations and study at Bridgwater College, home to the National College for Nuclear, where they will spend the first two years. 

The apprentices will learn basic engineering skills in their first year, before specialising in their trade in the second year. 

They will also get opportunities to travel both in the UK and abroad as part of the ‘life skills’ element of the apprenticeship programme before completing the final two years back at Hartlepool power station.

David Youles, EDF Energy’s Training Standards and Projects Manager, said: ““All of the apprentices going through this programme will not only have the chance to train just a few miles away from the new build site at Hinkley Point C but will visit both Hinkley Point A, B & C sites as part of their life skills programme.

“This will give them a great introduction to the nuclear industry which should excite and inspire them to become the future leaders of our company.”

For more information

Martyn Butlin
External Communications Manager (North and Midlands)
(T) 01524 863 565
(M) 07768 577 822