2 Jul 13

Torness apprentices scoop top awards

On Friday, 21 June, four Torness apprentices won top honours at the annual EDF Energy Apprentice Awards at HMS Sultan.

Shannon Cowe from Dunbar won Electrical apprentice of the year award and Marc Douglas Dalkeith won Control and Instrumentation apprentice of the year award. Graeme Steele and Nathan Hood won the two runners up prizes.

Dominic Blythe, apprentice co-ordinator said: “Friday was a tremendous night; it is wonderful to see so many of our apprentices performing so well. It is a testament to the scheme that so many of our Torness apprentices are so highly thought of by both their tutors and their contemporaries. Out of 67 people, Torness scooped two overall and two runners up. This is a credit to their efforts over the last two years.

Ronnie Yule, maintenance manager at Torness said: “The apprentice scheme has being going from strength to strength over recent years and I hope that this is a demonstration of just some of the many talented young people we are getting on board at Torness every year. I’d like to pass on my thanks to all of the apprentices, their tutors and everyone involved in the scheme for the excellent work they put in year on year.

“Hopefully it will mean that when these young people formally begin their roles on station they will continue to grow and perform well, contributing to our safe reliable generation ambitions.”

Torness recruits apprentices every year. More than 2000 young people applied for 52 places on EDF Energy’s 2013 engineering maintenance apprenticeship programme.

The next apprenticeship recruitment round will start in autumn 2013 and full details are available on http://careers.edfenergy.com/apprentices/