A BORDERS woman has taken advantage of a new apprenticeship scheme with EDF Renewables UK.

To mark National Apprenticeship Week 2023, the company is inviting applicants to energise their careers.

With renewable energy continuing to be a high-growth industry and one with endless career opportunities, now is an ideal time for individuals passionate about acting against climate change and creating a low carbon energy system to join EDF Renewables UK in accelerating a net-zero future.

There are opportunities based right across the UK, with positions combining both academic and crucial hands-on experience.

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Building on the success of its Wind Turbine Apprenticeship scheme launched in 2020, EDF Renewables UK is looking to recruit apprentices in health, safety and environment and electrical engineering.

As part of the scheme, apprentices will spend a proportion of their time at North Tyneside College, before learning the practical elements of the job across various EDF Renewables UK sites learning about a range of technologies.

Camilla Home from Westruther in the Scottish Borders said: “I chose the Wind Turbine Technician Apprenticeship as I thought it was a very interesting and evolving line of work to go into; and I liked the fact that I would be able to enjoy the outdoors whilst still working.

“This will also provide me with many opportunities to move about the country as my career within EDF advances.”

In addition to apprenticeships, EDF Renewables UK is also looking to safeguard the pipeline of new talent into the industry by creating a number of roles on its Commercial graduate and Engineering graduate schemes.

From wind farms to solar, to the developing technology of hydrogen, graduates have the unique opportunity to contribute to projects that will have a huge impact on the UK’s net zero ambitions.

San Johal, Chief People Officer at EDF Renewables UK, said: “There’s never been a more exciting time to start a career within renewables so we’re delighted to be broadening our apprenticeship offer to include new areas of our business in addition to creating a number of graduate roles.

“New recruits will have the opportunity to learn about the latest cutting-edge technologies, before applying that knowledge in real-world scenarios, working on-site alongside our established teams and learning from some of the best in the business.”

For more information and to apply for the EDF Renewables UK apprenticeship and graduate schemes, please visit Careers - EDF Renewables (edf-re.uk)