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Dounreay Apprentices Encouraged To Make Most Of Exciting Opportunities

21st October 2023

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Dounreay's newly skilled workers were encouraged to make the most of opportunities and challenges as another year's apprentices completed the training programme.

Twelve apprentices received their certificates from Operations Director Mick Moore at this year's awards ceremony.

This year, 2 new skills were recognised as the first joinery apprentices in 40 years received their qualifications, alongside the first quantity surveying apprentices to successfully complete their training course.

This year’s guest speaker was Scrabster Harbour Master Jason Hamilton. He said, "Dounreay has been such a big part of Caithness over the last 60 or more years and hopefully this will continue for decades to come as its investment in our youth and local community is invaluable.

It’s a proud heritage of long-term investment in young people who join the ranks of highly trained staff, says Dounreay managing director Mark Rouse. He added, "I encourage you to make the most of the exciting opportunities and challenges that are ahead of you as you use your new-found skills to clean up the site and fulfil our mission,

This year Dounreay has taken on 17 new apprentices who are the 68th group since 1955 to begin their careers in the nuclear industry by joining the site’s highly respected apprenticeship schemes.

 

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