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Thursday, 16 August 2007

E.ON UK brings on board next generation of apprentices to boldly go into the future of energy

A great bit of news for you all from the biggest energy supplier in the United Kingdon.
With E.ON, one of the UK's leading green generators, spending billions of pounds on the next generation of power stations, it is also welcoming a team of new apprentices to help deliver that investment.

The company, which is the UK's largest integrated power and gas company, has hired 23 young apprentices to work across their portfolio of gas and coal-fired power stations, CHP plant and engineering services teams.

Martin Baker, Head of Asset Management, said: "We're changing energy - both how we produce it and how we use it - so we're investing heavily to help ensure security of energy supplies and to tackle the global threat of climate change head on.

"Our business needs young people to bring energy, enthusiasm and new ideas to the energy industry, which is why we've brought these new apprentices on board.

"The timing couldn't be more perfect for the next generation of engineers to come in and help us prepare for a future that will impact on us all for generations to come."

The apprentices will be based in the following key locations:

* Connah's Quay Power Station, Flintshire;
* Power Engineering Services, Hams Hall, Nottinghamshire;
* Ironbridge Power Station, Shropshire;
* Kemsley CHP, Kent;
* Kingsnorth Power Station, Kent;
* Ratcliffe Power Station, Nottinghamshire;
* Thornhill CHP, West Yorkshire.

Over 60 apprentices are at various stages of the four-year scheme, which brings on board school leavers from 16 years upwards to develop key skills and specialist engineering techniques.

"It's a real pleasure to watch these apprentices develop from school leavers to highly-skilled individuals - the scheme gives them a springboard from which to launch their careers and it's a true privilege to be able to offer opportunities like this to people," said Martin.

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