Sizewell B launches 2021 apprenticeships scheme

Students interested in a career in the nuclear sector are being encouraged to apply for apprenticeships.

Details of the opportunities at Sizewell B are being outlined at an online careers fair. This year’s programme offers apprenticeships in maintenance and engineering, and a graduate apprenticeship in chemistry.

Richard Gunn, Station Manager at Sizewell B
Richard Gunn, station director at Sizewell B. Photograph: EDF

Robert Gunn, Sizewell B station director, said students will learn from industry-leading experts and gain valuable experience whilst they complete their studies.

“It’s on-the-job training and the kind of practical experience that is second to none,” he said.





Meet former apprentice Beth

Beth Gant who started her career as an apprentice at Sizewell B
Beth Gant who started her career as an apprentice at Sizewell B. Photograph: Sarah Lucy Brown/EADT

Beth Gant, who studied for her GCSEs at Westbourne Academy in Ipswich and went on to study maths, biology and politics A-Levels at Colchester Sixth Form College, is a former Sizewell apprentice. She travelled and worked in retail while thinking about what she wanted to do for a long term career.

She said: “I knew I didn’t want to go to uni after my A-Levels so took the time to think about what I wanted to do next. I liked the idea of hands on learning so began to look into local apprenticeships.”

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Source: Richard Cornwell, East Anglian Daily Times