RWE Generation UK launches 2018 entry training programmes

RWE Generation UK’s Little Barford Power Station near St Neots  is looking for all enthusiastic science, maths, engineering or science students to come and apply for one of our entry training programmes. These schemes have been in place for many years and the apprentices of yesterday have helped shape the energy market of today. RWE’s schemes had a fresh overhaul three years ago, to align the requirements of a changed business with the recruits of the future.

We have 66 people on our current training schemes and are looking for people to join our Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Engineering Technician Apprenticeship, Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme and the RWE Generation Engineering Technician Trainee Scheme.

There has never been a more exciting time to join the energy industry. It’s a constantly changing landscape that is adapting to fit the energy needs of the nation and the governments aspiration for a low carbon energy system.

Adrian Greenwood, Chair of Entry Schemes for RWE Generation UK, said: “We are very proud of our engineering training programmes. Over the years they have been developed to support our modern fleet of power stations. This year we hope to find more inspired and enthusiastic recruits to join the RWE team.”

The RWE Generation UK apprentice programmes last four years, giving trainees an understanding of the technical and practical skills required to work in power plants. Students will work at our Technical Training facility and get hands on experience at some of the UK’s leading power generation plants. For the first two years, students complete a BTEC National Certificate qualification before, specialising in year three. Specialist routes exist in Mechanical, Electrical or Control and Instrumentation.

We are also looking for people to join our Generation Engineering Technician Trainee Scheme; this programme is also four years and has been specially designed and accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This scheme will provide people with a deeper knowledge of the technical and practical skills needed to be tomorrow’s Power Generation Technicians.

All apprenticeships will benefit from ‘on the job’ development and assessment in some of the UK’s leading power stations. They will benefit from support throughout the programme by experienced power industry and training professionals.

To find out the entry requirements, salary and how to apply for any of the RWE programmes please visit our website https://www.rweukjobs.com/entry-level-schemes/engineering.