The latest Sizewell B new recruits have joined the station to start their apprenticeship in the nuclear industry.
The four new recruits for Sizewell B all came from local schools. Brandon Ayers, 20, (Benjamin Britten High School, Lowestoft College) Brer Cornish, 18, (Bungay High School and Sixth Form and Lowestoft College), Suzanne Jones, 18, (Northgate High School and Suffolk New College) and Adele Jenner, 16, (Hartismere School).
The group enjoyed a week in the Lake District for an outward bound course where they met other EDF Energy apprentices from power stations across the UK. Team building is encouraged whilst taking part in outdoor activities which culminated in climbing mount Helvellyn.
Paul Morton, Sizewell B station director said: “I enjoyed meeting our new apprentices and their families recently and wish them the best of luck as they start their engineering studies.”
With the outward bound course complete the apprentices are now turning their energy to studying at HMS Sultan in Portsmouth where they will spend the next two years. The apprentices will learn basic engineering skills in their first year, before specialising into their trade in the second year.
The apprentice recruitment complements EDF Energy’s national campaign to change teenage girls’ perceptions of science and inspire them to pursue science-based careers.
EDF Energy launched #PrettyCurious, a long term programme to encourage more teenage girls to study STEM. The programme aims to give girls hands-on experiences and provide them with opportunities to learn about the wide range of careers available in STEM.
Although the company’s generating stations already have a number of successful female apprentices, EDF Energy wants to attract more.
For more information about careers at EDF Energy visit edfenergy.com/earlycareers