Seventeen successful engineering design apprentices celebrated the completion of their apprenticeships and BEng (hons) degrees at the science and engineering based University Technical College in Warrington.
Having studied in a number of disciplines including civil, structural and architectural, control, electrical and instrumentation and mechanical all the trainees have now taken up full time roles with the company.
Design engineering graduate Harry Boon said:
I am really proud of achieving my degree. A big thanks to our academic training providers, line managers and other peers and colleagues who have provided us with a diverse and enjoyable experience over the last five years. I look forward to working on a variety of different projects within the company.
John Patterson, head of engineering design resources and development said:
Once again I am delighted to see the extraordinary academic results achieved by our design staff.
The way in which our apprentices have performed leaves us in no doubt that our nationally important work, cleaning up the country’s highest nuclear risks and hazards, is in good hands.”
Kevin Bell, Sellafield Ltd’s head of engineering design and safety case added:
We are transforming the way our major projects are delivered at Sellafield and our apprentices are part of that. They are at the beginning of their careers but are already helping deliver era-defining change that will keep the UK safe.
“It is fantastic to see the pride they have in working for Sellafield Ltd and that they can see the link between what they have been doing and what the organisation is here to achieve. Their stories show the exciting opportunities we offer our design and project professionals.”
Warrington North MP Charlotte Nichols, who attended the apprentice event said:
Well done to the Sellafield graduates who are setting out on an exciting career in the nuclear industry. This shows the opportunities that exist in engineering and science.
“I was delighted last year to meet Sellafield Ltd apprentices who had studied at the UTC and are passionate about their future careers. This demonstrated the strong links between employers and education in Warrington which are crucial to our future success.”