Horizon Opens Recruitment For 2018 Apprentices

Horizon Nuclear Power has kick-started its search to recruit top talent by launching its 2018 apprenticeship scheme.

This is the third consecutive year of the Technical Apprenticeship Scheme, which is delivered in partnership with Gr?p Llandrillo Menai, and will see up to 12 new recruits join the existing 21 technical apprentices at Horizon.

The three-year scheme launches at an exciting time for the Project, as the team works towards submitting its Development Consent Order – the permission needed to build Wylfa Newydd – to the UK Government Planning Inspectorate. Successful applicants will join the Horizon team in September 2018 and will have the opportunity to develop their technical and practical knowledge on one of Europe’s most exciting energy projects.

Horizon’s current apprentices have enjoyed a packed programme of theory, practical and extra-curricular activities during their apprenticeships. Alongside their studies, they’ve travelled to Japan to work alongside Hitachi apprentices, visited the factories of some of the UK’s leading manufacturers, worked with local schools, and represented Horizon at community events, such as the Anglesey Show.

Greg Evans, Horizon’s Operations Director, said: “We’re thrilled to be opening applications for our third Technical Apprenticeship Scheme and hope to see lots of applications again this year from creative, ambitious and technically-minded people.

“As a business, Horizon is passionate about supporting talented people and helping them to kick start their careers in the energy sector or re-train people who have experience in other sectors. Our technical apprentices will benefit from the world-class facilities and expertise at Gr?p Llandrillo Menai, which continues to receive our support. Good luck to everyone who applies this year.”

Dafydd Evans, Gr?p Llandrillo Menai’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We’re especially proud to be working in partnership with Horizon Nuclear Power to make sure people have the training opportunities they need to progress in the area’s developing energy sector. This new group of apprentices will join us at an exciting time, as our new state-of-the-art Engineering Centre will be opening in early 2019.”

Aeron Morgan, an apprentice at Horizon, said: “I’ve always wanted to be an engineer and was so happy when I was offered the apprenticeship. I’ve really enjoyed the scheme so far. It’s important to learn the theory behind subjects such as electronics, but I particularly like the practical work that runs alongside it, where we use our new knowledge on real projects.

“Wylfa Newydd is a fascinating and complex project to work on, and gives us apprentices the chance to work with some of the best engineers and receive high quality practical training. I’d encourage anyone with an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths – STEM – subjects to apply.”

Applications can be completed online at www.horizonnuclearpower.com/technical-apprenticeship-scheme  between 29 January and 26 February 2018.