29 Oct 14

Hunterston B power station holds four apprentice information days

Hunterston B power station will be holding four information days about its very successful apprenticeship scheme on Saturday 15 November 2014, Sunday 16 November 2014, Saturday 29 November 2014 and Sunday 30 November 2014 to let prospective recruits know more about it. There will be three sessions on each day at 10.00am, 12.00pm and 2.00pm in the visitor centre. You must book a place in advance.

From studying at HMS Sultan in Portsmouth for the first two years to what qualifications are needed and how to apply, the information days will prove invaluable to anyone considering a career in engineering maintenance.

Hunterston B power station director, Colin Weir said, “We are all very proud of what we do here at the power station, both locally in offering jobs and nationally by producing a large percentage of the nation's low carbon electricity demands. This day will give us a chance to share this enthusiasm with those wishing to apply to join our apprenticeship scheme in 2015.

“In the current climate, an apprenticeship offers a real alternative to going to university. Our scheme is very highly regarded and the sky is really 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.”

While anyone who meets the criteria can apply, EDF Energy is very keen to encourage young women to consider a career in engineering with the company. 23 year old Mhari Ann Agnew from Stevenston graduated from the scheme in 2013 and now has a permanent job at Hunterston B power station as a maintenance technician. Mhari Ann said, “I would encourage any young person who thinks this is the job for them to apply. I thoroughly enjoyed my four years training with EDF Energy and it really is a great opportunity.”

The information day will have a number of staff on hand to share their experiences of working in the nuclear industry. There will also be a presentation and an opportunity to ask questions about the programme.

If you would like to come along or find out more, please call 01294 826 000.

You will need to register your attendance in advance for the specific date and time.

Hunterston B power station visitor centre is open from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 4pm or at weekends between 10 am and 4pm. If you would like a plant tour you would need to book in advance on 01294 826 008 or you can e-mail hunterstonbtours@edf-energy.com