Energy firm trains next generation

Apprentices: Luke Bowman and Jack Glanville Mason
Apprentices: Luke Bowman and Jack Glanville Mason
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Centrica Energy has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to training the next generation of young engineers with the appointment of two new apprentices.

Luke Bowman, 16, from Barrow, and Jack Glanville Mason, 19, from Lancaster, have joined one of the UK’s leading integrated energy companies to embark on rewarding careers.

They join 22 apprentices currently on Centrica Energy’s four-year apprenticeship scheme.

The apprenticeship combines classroom learning at college with hands-on learning in the workplace at Centrica Energy’s gas processing facilities in Barrow, its support base in Heysham and opportunities to experience working offshore.

Once qualified, engineers can benefit from further professional development such as studying for a degree and achieving chartered status.

Craig Midgley, technical training manager at Centrica Energy, said: “We are delighted to welcome Luke and Jack to the business.“

Both apprentices are currently studying full time at Furness College. They will begin working on site from July 2014.

Jack had been planning to study geology at university. Earlier this year, he completed his A Levels at Lancaster Grammar School.

He said: “I see the apprenticeship as a really good start to a rewarding career, providing direct access to industry and hopefully the chance to continue my studies to degree level.”