Hartlepool power station scheme goes from strength to strength

The mentored students give an update to EDF bosses.
The mentored students give an update to EDF bosses.

A mentoring scheme is helping students through their university studies - with backing from EDF Energy.

Hartlepool power station’s innovative engineering mentoring scheme continues to be a great success, say delighted bosses.

The current scheme involves five students from the scheme now being supported. They are part of the two-year mentoring scheme which sees sixth-formers from the area’s schools and colleges working with engineers from the station.

Last year, three students from the scheme received support from EDF Energy.

Now, a further five are getting backing during their studies. They will be helped with an annual grant from EDF Energy along with the offer of potential summer placements.

On top of all that, there is also ongoing support from their station mentors.

Station chiefs are hoping that some of those now being supported at university will return to Hartlepool as part of EDF Energy’s graduate scheme.

The station linked up with Hartlepool Sixth Form College and English Martyrs Sixth Form College to offer the two-year mentoring scheme where students find out more about a potential career with EDF Energy.

The students work with a variety of different engineers and are also given advice on important skills, such as how to write a CV and the correct techniques for interviews.

The selection process for the new cohort of students has taken place during this month. And it has led to another 12 local students being selected from Hartlepool Sixth Form College, English Martyrs Sixth Form College and Dyke House Sixth Form College.