22 Nov 12

Sizewell B Power Station starts search for 2013 apprentices

EDF Energy is holding an apprentice information open day next month to help kick start new careers in the nuclear energy industry.

EDF Energy runs a very successful advanced nuclear apprenticeship scheme, and is holding an information day on Saturday 1 December to tell prospective recruits more about it.

Date: Saturday, 1 December
Time: 10.30am
Venue: Sizewell Sports and Social Club, St George’s Avenue, Leiston

From studying on the south coast for the first two years to what qualifications are needed and how to apply, the information day will prove invaluable to anyone considering a career in engineering.

A presentation and tour of the off-site training facility at Sizewell B power station will be given at 10.30am, by senior managers. Apprentices, who are currently on the scheme, will also be on hand to have one-to-one chats with potential recruits about their experiences and the benefits of an EDF Energy apprenticeship.

Jim Crawford, Station Director at Sizewell B said: “EDF Energy is really keen to encourage anyone looking for a future career in the energy industry to come along to the open day to find out what we have to offer in an industry that is growing and is vital to the UK.

“In the current climate, an apprenticeship offers a real alternative to going to university. Our scheme is very highly regarded and this course could be the start of a truly amazing engineering career. Several members of EDF Energy’s executive team started with the company as apprentices, so the message is that the sky really is the limit for our apprentices.

“This day is really important as it gives us a chance to share our enthusiasm and experience with those wishing to apply to join the apprenticeship scheme in 2013.

“While anyone who meets the criteria can apply, we are very keen to encourage females to consider a career in engineering at EDF Energy. Some female members of staff will be on hand to share their experiences of working in the nuclear industry.”

EDF Energy offers a modern, four-year apprenticeship programme, focussing on the skills required to maintain nuclear power stations and on the attitudes and behaviour that are essential for the safe operation of our plants. We are keen to recruit young men and women with good academic qualifications to join our industry’s next generation.

The apprentice programme is an excellent opportunity for young people to gain skills, confidence and qualifications for a long-term career in the industry.

The apprentice team have also been in touch with local schools and colleges in an effort to attract more would-be recruits to the scheme.

There is no need to book to attend the apprentice information day, but potential applicants are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment – as the EDF Energy advanced nuclear apprentice scheme is very popular.

If anyone has any questions about the day, they should contact Niki Spatchett, Community Liaison Officer, on 01728 653258.

EDF Energy also has more than 100 positions on offer through their 2013 Graduate and Industrial Placement programmes. Their year-long paid placements are available across the company including in health physics, maintenance, continuous improvement and training.

For more information on joining EDF Energy and to apply for a position - www.edfenergy.com/apprentices or www.edfenergy.com/graduates