Rising star Jordan is toast of EDF after winning top apprentice award

Jordan with Stuart Crooks, EDF Energy's managing director of generation. Pic: John Cairns.

Jordan with Stuart Crooks, EDF Energy's managing director of generation. Pic: John Cairns.

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A rising star at Hartlepool power station has become a national champion.

Jordan Greaves, 24, has won EDF Energy’s apprentice of the year award from 62 other final-year engineering apprentices at the company’s apprentice graduation ceremony, at the Motorcycle Museum near Birmingham.

Each site nominated its own apprentice of the year and Jordan was chosen as the overall winner. He said: “I was overwhelmed at the time but felt proud to be bringing the award back to Hartlepool.

“The past four years have been a great experience for me and I have enjoyed it every step of the way. I would certainly recommend the apprenticeship to anyone interested in a career within engineering.”

Hartlepool power station’s director Simon Parsons said: “Jordan is a very worthy winner. He has achieved outstanding academic excellence.”

Jordan, a maintenance technician, is now planning to develop his engineering career at the power station.

Hartlepool is now looking for next year’s apprentice intake with Nic Spindloe, apprentice co-ordinator, spending time in schools talking about the scheme.

The scheme starts with two years at the training base at HMS Sultan near Portsmouth. The apprentices spend the final two years at their home bases to get valuable on the job training.

The scheme is open to anyone from year 11 upwards, with a minimum five GCSEs at grade C and above with maths, English and two science subjects mandatory.

For more details, visit www.edfenergy.com/careers.