Hinkley Point C ensures the future of Welsh Apprentices. 21 Apprentices from Horizon’s suspended Wylfa Newdd new nuclear project will now continue their training as part of the construction of Hinkley Point C in Somerset. The apprentices will join EDF Energy and work towards either a Nuclear Engineering Degree Apprenticeship or an Engineering and Maintenance Apprenticeship. The young engineers will gain valuable industry experience working on one of Europe’s largest nuclear development projects and play a vital role in supporting the future skills needs of the nuclear industry more widely. Those not joining EDF Energy but keen to stay in the energy sector will continue their training at Coleg Menai’s recently opened, world-class Canolfan STEM centre and carry out work experience at Doosan Babcock, a company which works closely with EDF Energy ‘s existing nuclear power stations in the UK. For several apprentices, aerospace engineering was their chosen direction and they will now join Babcock International. This scheme will see them stay in North Wales, where they’ll have the chance to work with Hawk aircraft at RAF Valley.
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