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Students offered insight to working at Wylfa Newydd

06 April 2018

Students from schools across Anglesey and North Gwynedd are being offered a window into the working world of Wylfa Newydd, as part of Horizon’s Work Insight Week 2018.

Applications will open to year 11 and sixth form students on 9 April for this year’s scheme, which will be held this July at Coleg Menai’s Energy Centre in Llangefni. The popular Horizon initiative offers 28 students from across Anglesey and North Gwynedd the opportunity to take part in a range of activities run by Horizon staff, designed to get students thinking about working life.

As well as finding out how Horizon intends to build and operate its proposed nuclear power station, the students will visit the site to learn more about the Project and employment opportunities Wylfa Newydd will bring to local young people.

Over the course of the week, the students will also develop some of the key skills they will need to use when they enter the working world. This will include chances to practice their interview technique, consider the importance of communication and practice their leadership and team working skills. At the end of the week, the students will all be asked to create and deliver a presentation for the Horizon team, explaining what they have learned about the Project during their week.

Horizon Nuclear Power’s Education Programme Coordinator, Claire Burgess, said: “We’re really excited to be running this popular programme again.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to introduce young people to the work we’re doing and inspire them about the potential of working with us in the future, we’re already looking forward to welcoming them to the Energy Centre and the site in the summer.”

Jack Lander, who joined Horizon last September as an apprentice, said:

“I was fortunate enough to be involved in Horizon’s Work Insight Week last year and the experience gave us all a fantastic idea about what this Project could mean for us. We got a really good snapshot of the working world and, in my case, it was a stepping stone to getting a job with Horizon.”

Work Insight Weeks this year will be:

  • Year 11 – 9–13 July 2018
  • Year 12 and 13 – 23-27 July 2018

Anyone interested in taking part can apply via the Horizon Nuclear Power website: www.horizonnuclearpower.com/education/post-16

For more information about Wylfa Newydd and the opportunities it will bring, visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com, call the freephone information line on 0800 954 9516, or email wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com.

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For more information contact:

Richard Foxhall – 07807 769265 or richard.foxhall@horizonnuclearpower.com

Notes to editors:

  • Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. The company was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012.
  • Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.