20 Oct 14

Sizewell B apprentices bring science to life at Suffolk’s first skills show

EDF Energy is supporting the Suffolk Skills Show to give youngsters the chance to get a foot on the career ladder.

The careers festival, which is organised by Suffolk County Council, West Suffolk College and ACER is aimed at 11-24 year-olds and will cover a wide range of sectors including energy, high performance technology, logistics, construction, creative and digital.

EDF Energy is the headline sponsor for the energy sector exhibition at the event. Staff from the Sizewell C project and Sizewell B power station will be on hand to provide advice on how to carve a career in the energy sector and may be one day help keep the lights on in Suffolk.

Stephen Walls, Head of the Sizewell C project said: “We’re delighted to back the Suffolk Skills Show which we are sure will give thousands of youngsters in the region the support to find their way into the world of work – who knows they may even help to build or run the next generation of nuclear power stations in the country.”

Stephen Walls is one of a number of ‘Spotlight Speakers’, who have been invited to give students a snapshot of their own career path and inspire them to choose a profession which makes the most of their strengths and skills.

This inaugural Suffolk event is based on The World Skills Show the nation’s largest skills and careers event helping to shape the future of a new generation and attracting over 75,000 visitors annually, the show provides hands-on experiences that inspire young people to explore careers and motivates them to find out more about the world of work.

The event will be held at Trinity Park on 22 October from 9.30am – 7pm for more information visit www.suffolkskillsshow.com