Power Station training offer encourages next generation of engineers

Three Level 3 Engineering learners at Huntingdonshire Regional College gained an insight into training and career opportunities at RWE Generation Power Station, Great Barford, during a recent visit.

RWE Power are currently recruiting trainee power technicians and the visit included an introduction the four-year training programme that provides a sound understanding of the technical and practical skills needed for the role.

The programme contains a blend of academic study and practical skills, training at RWE’s specialist in-house training facility, on the job training, and assessments at some of the UK’s leading power stations.

Successful completion of the programme results in an HNC qualification, with the opportunity to study a higher level.

The learners taking part received a presentation delivered by staff from engineering, H&S, technician and HR departments about RWE and the training programme.

Leaners were given a full tour of the site and a hands-on insight into the industry of the power station and given the opportunity to ask questions about the role and the company.

Rory Mooney, a visiting learner, said: “I found the visit very inspiring and now I am really interested in the role.”

Successful candidates will have their course fees and accommodation costs covered over the duration of the programme and receive a competitive salary.

Sarah Fielding, HRC Job Coach Coordinator, said: “This is truly an amazing opportunity and I wish our students success with their applications.”

Sylvia Perkins, Business Services Assistant at RWE, added: “It was a good day and the students were very enthusiastic, we look forward to speaking to the College later in the year to talk about next year’s intake.”

RWE Information day Luke Bisanz. Rory Mooney Chris Paynter - Copy

Pictured: HRC Engineering learners Luke Bisanz, Rory Mooney and Chris Paynter

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