EDF Energy is encouraging young women to apply for its nuclear apprenticeship scheme.

The company is holding an information day on 24 November at Dungeness B power station, Kent, to give prospective apprentices an insight into a career in nuclear energy. 

While the programme is open to anyone meeting the criteria, EDF said it was particularly keen to recruit females. 

Station director Martin Pearson said: “In the current climate, an apprenticeship offers a real alternative to going to university. Our scheme is very highly regarded and the sky really is the limit for our apprentices. Several members of EDF Energy’s executive team started with the company in this way, so the message is this course could be the start of a truly amazing engineering career.”