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oktober 23, 2017

Sellafield apprentices graduate

Sellafield apprentices with Copeland MP Trudy Harrison

Copeland MP Trudy Harrison joined more than 130 Sellafield apprentices in Whitehaven for their graduation ceremony.

Mrs Harrison attended the official awards giving ceremony at Whitehaven Golf Club last Friday.

Sellafield, which has trained more than 10,000 apprentices over the past 65 years, offers 21 apprenticeship schemes ranging from business and administration to nuclear welding inspection.

Mrs Harrison, who has recently taken up a position as apprentice ambassador and co-chairman of the apprenticeship delivery board, said: “It was an honour to join Sellafield apprentices for their graduation ceremony today and see their hard work and commitment pay off.

"They should all be extremely proud of their achievements.”

Sellafield invests £5 million a year in apprentice programmes and is aiming to elevate Cumbria as a centre of nuclear excellence, providing the best quality education, training and employment opportunities for local people.

Mrs Harrison added: "The range of schemes on offer at Sellafield, including courses up to degree level, highlights the importance Sellafield Ltd places on training the next generation of nuclear workers.

"The company has an award-winning training programme that will ensure its graduates play a crucial role in tackling the challenges at one of the largest decommissioning sites in the world."

This September, the company welcomed 106 new apprentices with a further 35 degree apprentices set to start next year.

Les Studholme, head of Sellafield Ltd training said: "We’re extremely proud of our young trainees at Sellafield.

"They demonstrate the huge opportunities offered to young people by the Sellafield mission, and the value we place on high quality training and development.

"I’d like to thank Trudy for spending time with our employees today, and for her words of encouragement to those embarking on a career in the nuclear industry.

"To have people like Trudy as an ambassador for the value of apprenticeships will help Cumbria cement its reputation as a hub of nuclear skills and expertise."

Next month, Sellafield Ltd will be among the dozens of companies attending Mrs Harrison’s skills fair in Whitehaven for jobseekers, school leavers and those looking for a training opportunity or apprenticeship.