horizon technical apprenticeship scheme

horizon technical apprenticeship 2017

Horizon is a UK energy company developing a new generation of nuclear power stations.

It plans to provide at least 5,400MW of new power station capacity to the UK - enough to power around 10 million homes. And in the process create up to 850 permanent jobs at each site on Anglesey and Oldbury.

Horizon is looking for young people - and people looking to re-train - to join its Technical Apprenticeship Scheme.

The scheme offers valuable experience and can help kick-start your career in the nuclear energy sector. It offers training and hands-on experience, as well as a chance to develop skills and knowledge across a wide range of technical areas.

The scheme makes the most of the excellent training providers here in North Wales, working closely with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai at its Coleg Menai sites in Bangor and Llangefni.

Over a three-year programme, apprentices will cover four engineering disciplines: Mechanical, Electrical, Control and Instrumentation, and Electronics and Programming.

With the apprenticeship, you’ll be able to develop an understanding of the core technical and practical engineering skills needed to help build, operate and maintain the Wylfa Newydd power station in Anglesey - gaining relevant qualifications and accreditations.

It'll also give you access to one of the most exciting projects in the UK, and the opportunity to be mentored by some of the industry’s leading figures.

do you have what it takes?

Horizon is looking for people that:

• Have obtained (or are predicted to obtain) five GCSEs or equivalent at grades A*-C, including Maths, English and Science (Double Science is a minimum requirement).

• Are motivated to learn and develop new skills.

• Show an interest in practical projects through hobbies, education or simply fixing a practical engineering problem.

• Have the ability to pass security vetting and other pre-employment checks.

In return you’ll receive a highly competitive salary and an annual pay-rise if you perform well each year. You’ll also have the same flexible benefits as other employees at Horizon, including 26 days holiday each year and a number of retail and lifestyle discounts.

During your apprenticeship you'll split your time between college and work placements.

At college you’ll have a mixture of classroom theory lessons and practical workshops, and each year you'll be involved in design, build and commission projects - set by Horizon to cover specific learning areas, or as part of team challenges set by external organisations.

Horizon Nuclear Power will organise work placements with suitable industry partners, helping you collect evidence towards your NVQ qualification.

At the end of the scheme, you should have the knowledge and practical skills to kick-start your engineering career.

Register your interest in the Technical Apprenticeship Scheme by contacting the careers team at careers@horizonnuclearpower.com or call the Wylfa Newydd information line on 0800 954 9516.

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