Special recognition for Torness apprentices
Two Torness apprentices have been singled out for special honours at EDF Energy’s annual apprenticeship graduation ceremony in Worcestershire.
Kieran Bell from Ayton and Lewis Martin from Dunbar received special awards from Simone Rossi, EDF Energy’s CEO, at the annual apprentice graduation ceremony.
They were joined by apprentices from across the business including fellow Torness apprentices Jack Feeney, John Bunney, Niall Harding, Craig Bell and Louissa Robertson.
All seven of the power station’s apprentices spent four years on the company’s highly-regarded Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship Scheme.
Lewis was named the Torness apprentice of the year for his performance over the past 12 months. As well as putting in an excellent performance in his training Lewis also mentored a team of pupils from Dunbar Grammar School in the Engineering Development Trust’s Go4Set competition.
Kieran received the company ‘Community Engagement’ award. This award recognises an apprentice who gives their time and energy for free to help charities, voluntary and community groups. Kieran has been volunteering for the past two years for Help for Heroes and has helped raise hundreds of pounds for the charity.
Lewis said: “I have really enjoyed the apprenticeship programme over the past four years so I feel honoured that my hard work has been recognised. I can’t recommend the scheme highly enough. I have developed so many new skills since I started and I am looking forward to keeping up the hard work in my role as a full-time technician.”
Kieran said of his award: “I am delighted to have to have received this award. The apprenticeship programme really supports you to have involvement in activities over and above the basic training you receive, whether that is promoting STEM careers to schools or fundraising for charities.”
The awards were presented by EDF Energy Chief Executive Simone Rossi in front of an audience of graduating apprentices and their families.