21 Nov 12

Torness Power Station holds apprentice information days

Torness power station is holding apprentice information days over the next few months, to help local youngsters kick start a new career in the nuclear energy industry.

EDF Energy runs a very successful advanced nuclear apprenticeship scheme, and is holding two information days to give prospective applicants all the information they need.

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

Date: Saturday, 8 December 2012, Saturday 12 January 2013
Time: 10am-12 noon and 1-3pm (two sessions on each day)
Venue: Visitors’ Centre, Torness power station

Station director Paul Winkle says: “We expect there to be a lot of interest in our apprentice information days and I would encourage people to book up as early as possible.

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

“Staff at Torness are immensely proud of their station, both locally in offering jobs and nationally by producing a large percentage of the nation's low carbon electricity demands. These information sessions will give us a chance to share our enthusiasm 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; two female apprentices were recruited this year. Members of staff will be on hand to share their experiences of working in the nuclear industry.”

If you would like to come along to the information day, please call Ashleigh Dickson on 01368 873847 or email ashleigh.dickson@edf-energy.com. Please note, numbers for each session will be limited to 30. Attendees will also be given the opportunity to book on to a site tour at a later date.