Horizon welcomes the next generation of the nuclear workers

Horizon is launching two initiatives at the end of February that represent the start of its long term vision for recruiting driven, talented people to work on the Wylfa Newydd Project.

The company is inviting applications for five graduate places and up to twelve apprenticeships, with the successful candidates starting their new careers in just over six months time. As the company grows, many more job opportunities at all levels will follow from the development, construction and operational needs of Wylfa Newydd.

Greg Evans, Operations Director for Horizon, said: “We need talented people to join the nuclear industry and be a part of Wylfa Newydd. This is the start of that journey and these are rewarding jobs for people with the right motivation and skills. Wylfa Newydd’s future workers will mostly be at school, college or university right now and we want to give young people – and those wanting to re-train – the chance to play a part in one of Europe’s largest energy projects.”

Launched in partnership with Coleg Menai, Horizon’s Technical Apprenticeship Scheme is open for applications from Monday 22 February with the first intake starting in September. Posters and flyers are being distributed to local schools, advertisements will be appearing in regional newspapers and information is being made available via Horizon’s website and its social media channels.

Importantly, there’s no age limit on who can apply and applications are invited from candidates looking to re-train as well as from young people wanting to start a rewarding career, right on their doorstep. Future apprentices can apply online via the Horizon website and successful candidates will be awarded a place on a three-year scheme. The first year will see them studying in both Bangor and Llangefni to build Level 1 and 2 qualifications, while also learning the basic training, skills and knowledge that will prepare them for their second year.

Year two will involve study towards a Level 2 NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) and a BTEC Level 2.