Cruachan calls up apprentices

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Cruachan Power Station is celebrating National Apprenticeships Week (March 7-11) with masterclasses for local schools, to help young people kickstart their careers.

The renewable energy company Drax is offering interactive sessions for students and teachers in S4 – 6 to raise awareness of the apprenticeships that Drax and other businesses have to offer.

The sessions will be available to schools local to Drax’s operations in Scotland which includes Cruachan Power Station, Daldowie Fuel Plant, and the Lanark and Galloway Hydro-electric Schemes.

The masterclasses will include an overview of everything related to apprenticeships and the opportunities that are available, tips for the application process and a Q&A session with one of Drax’s own apprentices. Students will also receive a writing guide to help them develop or polish up their CVs.

Karen McKeever, Drax’s Chief HR Officer, said: ‘Drax is committed to championing and supporting people in their early careers. Hiring and developing a talented workforce of the future is essential for an innovative business like Drax. National Apprenticeship Week is a great opportunity to demonstrate the value of apprenticeships and highlight them as a potential career pathway.’

The ‘Apprenticeships at Drax: What You Need to Know’ sessions will take place on Wednesday March 9 and Friday March 11. Teachers and students can register to take part online.

Drax has 52 apprentices as well as 50 existing employees working towards apprenticeship qualifications within the business.