Still time to fuel your future at station

Simon Parsons
Simon Parsons

THERE’S a double chance for people to get involved in Hartlepool power station.

The nuclear plant opens its doors on Saturday and Sunday this week for two open days where people can find out more about the site.

And for those interested in a career, the deadline for apprenticeship applications is fast approaching.

The open days are held at the station’s visitor centre, starting at 10am or 1pm and will last around two hours.

Station director Simon Parsons said: “This is the perfect opportunity for anyone who may be thinking about applying for the apprenticeship scheme to find out more.

“We will have staff on hand to talk about the four-year programme, answer questions, and if people are interested they can have a look around our new

interactive visitors centre or book in for a future tour of the site.”

People wanting to apply for places on this year’s apprenticeship scheme have until Monday, January 20.

Successful applicants will join the four-year scheme which, for the first two years, takes place at HMS Sultan - a world-class training centre in Portsmouth.

This year the site is taking on six apprentices who return for on-site training for the final two years of the programme.

Anyone from year 11 upwards can apply, with the minimum entry being five GCSEs at grade C or above with maths, English and two science subjects being mandatory.

Further information on the open days, contact Nicola Spindloe on (01429) 853480 between 9am and 4pm, or email with your details. Event details are also on the EDF Careers website under “Events”.

Further information and application forms can be found at