New apprentices are welcomed at plant

Apprentices are welcomed at Heysham Visitor Centre.
Apprentices are welcomed at Heysham Visitor Centre.

The new crop of apprentices joining Heysham 1 and Heysham 2 came to the site’s visitor centre to be welcomed into the company.

Twelve of the successful thirteen candidates attended the evening event with their families to learn about what to expect from the apprenticeship scheme and the standards expected of them.

It’s great to see the results and I’m extremely proud

Kevin Demain

John Munro, Heysham 2’s plant manager, welcomed the group alongside existing apprentices Amy Marchment, Alex Paterson, Sophie Davison and last year’s apprentice of the year Josh Smith who shared their experiences of the scheme both on site and at HMS Sultan.

More than 240 people applied for the 13 apprenticeship places at Heysham site alone, of which 48 were interviewed.

The group will officially start work in August before heading off on an Outward Bound team building event with apprentices from across the fleet. Their training begins on September 8 at HMS Sultan.

Kevin Demain, apprentice co-ordinator for Heysham power stations said: “The apprentices spend the majority of their first two years at HMS Sultan. It’s great to see the results and every year I’m extremely proud to see the end product and the contribution they make to Heysham power stations and EDF Energy.

Applications for the 2016 apprentice start in the autumn, all career opportunities are on: