11 Nov 13

Torness power station runs two apprentice information days

EDF Energy runs a very successful advanced modern apprenticeship scheme and Torness power station will be holding two information days on 7 December 2013 and 18 January 2014 to let prospective recruits know more about it. These will start at 10.00 in the morning, take place in the visitor centre and last for a couple of hours. You must book a place in advance.

From studying at HMS Sultan in Portsmouth 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 maintenance.

Torness power station director, Paul Winkle said, “We are all very proud of what we do here at the power station, both locally in offering jobs and nationally by producing a large percentage of the nation's low carbon electricity demands. This day will give us a chance to share this enthusiasm with those wishing to apply to join our apprenticeship scheme in 2014.

“In the current climate, an apprenticeship offers a real alternative to going to university. Our scheme is very highly regarded and the sky is really 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.”

Kyle McCartney graduated from the scheme in 2013 and now has a permanent job at Torness power station. Kyle said, “I would encourage any young person who thinks this is the job for them to apply. I have thoroughly enjoyed my four years training with EDF Energy and it really is a great opportunity.”

While anyone who meets the criteria can apply, EDF Energy is very keen to encourage young women to consider a career in engineering with the company. In 2013 alone we employed eleven female apprentices as a fleet which is our largest female intake to date.

The information day will have a number of staff on hand to share their experiences of working in the nuclear industry. There will also be a presentation and an opportunity to ask questions about the programme. If you would like to come along or find out more, please contact Ashleigh Dickson on 01368 873 847 or email ashleigh.dickson@edf-energy.com. You will need to register your attendance in advance for the specific date and time.