Bridgwater & Taunton College, the principal delivery arm of the National College for Nuclear, Southern Hub (NCfN), has signed a five-year contract to train EDF Energy's maintenance apprentices from across the UK.
“The National College for Nuclear has a crucial role to play in delivering the Government’s Industrial Strategy, and today marks the culmination of almost a decade of investment, proactive engagement and close collaboration with our partners at EDF Energy,” said College Principal and CEO Andy Berry.
David Youles, EDF Energy’s training standards and projects manager, said that by working with Bridgwater & Taunton College EDF Energy has been able to revamp what was already a very successful programme, looking at the technical side of the training as well as the life skills we offer during the apprentices’ two years at the College."
Youles added: “The course is future-proofed and so sustainable. It brings in apprentices from our generating sites who will go back to work on operational power stations across the UK and also those who will have the opportunity to join Hinkley Point C’s new team."
Photo: EDF/MOET Apprentices