Heysham power stations’ new apprentices

Recruits: The new apprentices
Recruits: The new apprentices
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Heysham’s power stations have recruited more than a dozen new apprentices from local schools.

The latest group of 13 apprentices were appointed during the summer and started their new careers with EDF Energy with a team building weekin the Lake District.

There, they joined with the company’s 53 other apprentices who are linkedto EDF Energy’s other nuclear sites.

The Lakes week was the culmination of a challenging recruitment process which started last autumn when hundreds of candidates applied for the positions.

After a series of tests and interviews the apprentices were finally chosen to join the Heysham 1 and 2’s teams.

Kevin Demain, apprentice training co-ordinator, said: “The quality of applications was very high and so that means the quality of our apprentices will also be very high.”

After the final 13 were chosen the apprentices and their families were taken to see HMS Sultan – the Portsmouth-based training facility where the apprentices will spend their first two years. They will then return to Heysham to complete their training on site.