New wave of nuclear apprentices join project

The next generation of workers at the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant in Anglesey have started their three-year apprenticeships. Horizon Nuclear Power welcomed the 11 new apprentices from schools across North Wales to the operations team that will run the nuclear power station once it is built. Gerwyn Williams, Horizon’s Apprenticeship Manager, said: “We’re committed […]

You’re hired! Oil and gas apprentice of year crowned

A former trainee car mechanic has been crowned 2016’s oil and gas apprentice of the year. Lewis Nichols, a 21 year old from Norwich, received the Oil and Gas Apprentice Programme (OGTAP) award for displaying outstanding ability and attitude. He decided to study as a mechanical maintenance apprentice at North East College Scotland after recognising the long term, international […]

Energy sector needs ‘200k skilled workers by 2023’

The energy industry must recruit around 208,000 skilled people in the next eight years. That’s according to energy firm SSE, which claims around half of the sector’s workforce are expected to retire by 2023. It is warning of a skills shortage and calling on businesses to invest in apprentices now to ensure the UK has […]