Apprentices from Nuclear Engineering Services (NES) and TIS Cumbria Limited (TIS) travelled to Sellafield Site Limited to tour the Magnox Swarf Storage Silos (MSSS) area.

Both companies are working together on the programme. The apprentices are already familiar with the Silo Emptying Plant (SEP) machines, currently under construction at NES, and this visit helped to put the project into context for them.

Participants were able to learn important aspects of nuclear safety and to experience first-hand the controls in place to protect workers on the project.

"We recognise the importance of supporting our partners with their apprenticeship programmes," said Chris Halliwell, Head of Programme for MSSS. "It is vital that new talent is nurtured and developed with an understanding of how we operate in a nuclear environment. Apprentices from both companies now have a greater understanding of the challenges we face and the importance of the work they will be doing to support us in the future."