Insight into electricity generation for students

Work experience students with Kieran Butler (first left on the picture) and Beth Gant (last on the r

Work experience students with Kieran Butler (first left on the picture) and Beth Gant (last on the right of the picture), at Sizewell B, Suffolk Picture: EDF ENERGY - Credit: Archant

Twenty Suffolk students will be joining Sizewell B power station to get a taste of the real world of work.

Work experience students with apprentice Beth Gant in the maintenance workshop at the power station

Work experience students with apprentice Beth Gant in the maintenance workshop at the power station Picture: EDF ENERGY - Credit: Archant

Four engineering students from Suffolk One in Ipswich joined Sizewell B this week.

Olly Fisher, 17, Brandon Burgess, 17, Amber Webb, 16 and Connor Fowler, 17, all opted to join the Sizewell B maintenance department.

The maintenance department looks after the power station equipment ensuring that Sizewell B can safely and reliably generate power for 2.5 million homes and businesses.

Brandon Burgess would like to apply for an EDF Energy degree apprenticeship in engineering when he completes his B-TECH. He said: “I have always been interested in Physics, Chemistry and Maths, so the idea of combining them all and earning a living at the same time really appeals to me.”


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Olly Fisher added: “I am a practical person so spending time with the maintenance team at Sizewell B has been great. I don’t want to sit at a desk from 9-5 I would like to do something more ‘hands-on.”

Paul Morton, Sizewell B station director said: “Work experience is an important step in preparing students for life after school. With Sizewell C progressing well and Sizewell B providing employment for over 800 local people it is vital to ensure we have the right skills in place locally for generations to come.”

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