Lucky 13 start their power station careers at Heysham

The new intake of Heysham Power Stations apprentices. Back row, left to right: Leon Haworth, Miles Ibison, Evan Anderson, Matthew Morris, Liam Cutts, Sam Stevens'Front row, left to right: Chris Senior, Jack Sharples, Greg Howarth, Sasha Merrick, Cameron Gallacher
The new intake of Heysham Power Stations apprentices. Back row, left to right: Leon Haworth, Miles Ibison, Evan Anderson, Matthew Morris, Liam Cutts, Sam Stevens'Front row, left to right: Chris Senior, Jack Sharples, Greg Howarth, Sasha Merrick, Cameron Gallacher
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New apprentices have begun their careers at Heysham power stations.

The 13 apprentices all came from schools near the sites and were appointed during the summer.

They kicked off their new careers with a team building week in the Lake District.

The Lakes week was the culmination of a gruelling recruitment process which started last autumn when hundreds of applications came in for the positions.

After the final 13 were chosen earlier this year the apprentices and their families were taken to see HMS Sultan – the Portsmouth-based training facility where the apprentices will spend their first two years,

Away from the classroom the apprentices will enjoy excellent sports and leisure facilities under the watchful eye of the centre’s own team. After two years, the apprentices return to Heysham to complete their apprenticeship on site.