First Horizon apprentices join Anglesey’s nuclear new build programme

Horizon Nuclear Power’s first-ever intake of apprentices have now started as the company looks to develop local talent to support Wales’ most significant energy project in a generation.

The 10-strong team of apprentices, including eight Welsh speakers, have all been recruited from the local area and will be based at a new Horizon-funded workshop at Coleg Menai’s Bangor campus. Forming part of the wider Horizon team, they’ll spend the next four years getting to grips with what it means to work on a nuclear new build project.

In the first year they’ll work towards achieving a Level 2 NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations, along with a basic skills and knowledge introduction to the Nuclear Industry, before moving on to a BTEC Level 3 in the second year. Year three will broaden their practical experience further with specific and extensive on-the-job learning experience and qualifications chosen to match their specific technical route.

The apprentices join five new Horizon graduates who are working across the Wylfa Newydd site office and at the company’s Gloucester Head Office. They’ll also be among the first to make use of Coleg Menai’s proposed new Engineering Centre in Llangefni, which recently received a £1m funding boost from Horizon.

Courtesy of NuclearMatters