Hartlepool nuclear power station offers study opportunities in the industry
Published By : 24 Jun 2014 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
A new study claimed that several youngsters feel negligent about studying subjects irrelevant to the nuclear industry.Hartlepool is leading the way in finding the nuclear workers for the coming years. However, Hartlepool is also making a way with an array of methods for teenagers to get involved.
The research indicates that around 1,300 young people studying maths, engineering, and science believes their studies were relevant to the nuclear industry, but the other 14 percent had not heard about the career options in the industry.
According to the Nuclear Industry Association up to 140,000 workers could be needed to build new nuclear power plants over the next 15 years. This number would also be needed to build decommission current power stations as they are switched off.
NIA said the nuclear industry is facing a skills shortage of employees as they retire and very few are recruited to join the industry.
UK leads the way in developing nuclear power and new investments. It will also mean valuable new jobs and skills across the country, said Keith Parker, the Chief Executive. However, since there has been no nuclear power plants built in a generation, there is a risk of losing the skills required as the current workforce approaches retirement.
Hartlepool power station helps in finding the best of the engineers with excellent apprentice scheme and offers superb graduate programmes for a better future, said Simon Parsons, station director at Hartlepool. He added that he has taken the efforts of linking experienced engineers to encourage A level students to pursue a degree in science or engineering and help them bring those skills back to this area. Hundreds of young students are welcomed to see the engineering in action. He also added that he will be welcoming some of the A level students working with them, and help them bring the younger ones back to site as EDF Energy employees in the next few years.