15 Dec 17
Sizewell B 

Sizewell B to launch engineering degree apprenticeship

EDF Energy is looking for apprentices to fill a number of roles in chemistry and engineering, at its Sizewell B power station. 

The station’s engineering team is looking for two people to start a nuclear engineering degree apprenticeship. This is in addition to the places on offer on the maintenance and engineering apprenticeship. The successful applicants will spend four years learning from experts, getting valuable experience all whilst studying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Honours)

The final role is for a chemistry apprentice.  With a balance of practical, hands-on training, study and on-the-job coaching, this apprenticeship supports study towards a qualification in Chemistry.

Applications, which close at the end of January, for all the apprenticeships are made through the EDF Energy careers website: https://www.edfenergy.com/careers/early-careers/apprenticeships.

Skills Minister Anne Milton said: “Higher and degree apprenticeships provide the high level technical skills that employers need and offer young people the opportunity to earn while they learn on courses that offer a high quality alternative career path.

“Through this Government’s programme to improve both the availability and standards of higher and degree apprenticeships, learners now have more options than ever to choose a route into the profession of their choice. Whatever level someone has achieved, there is a road ahead for all apprentices to achieve more and more.”

Paul Morton, Station Director at Sizewell B, said: “We are very pleased to launch a degree apprenticeship programme at Sizewell B to complement the popular maintenance and engineering apprenticeship scheme at the station.  This year, there’s also additional information available for parents and guardians of young people who are considering applying to EDF Energy early careers programmes. 

“The aim is to provide an overview of the schemes, and reassurance about our commitment to zero harm and concern for our trainees’ wellbeing. 

“We hope it will help to answer frequently asked questions and allay any concerns that parents will naturally have.”

Applications, which close at the end of January, for all the apprenticeships are made through the EDF Energy careers website: https://www.edfenergy.com/careers/early-careers/apprenticeships.

The parents’ guidance website can be found at: https://www.edfenergy.com/content/parent-and-guardian-guidance

 

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/