EDF Energy opens doors at Torness

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Saturday, September 17, is a date for your diary - when the doors open at Torness power station, offering you the chance to meet for yourselves the people who run this low carbon powerhouse, producing enough electricity every day for approximately 1.5 million homes.

Visitors will have the chance to find out how electricity is generated from nuclear power and will be able to ask questions of members of the station management team and others from the station which employs more than 500 staff.

EDF Energy is investing in preparing the workforce for the future to take this exciting industry forward, and apprentices at various stages of their four-year courses will be on hand to talk to you about opportunities.

Torness training manager Ian Cathro said: “We are all very proud of what we do here at the power station, both locally in offering jobs and nationally by producing a large percentage of the nation’s low carbon electricity demands. This day will give us a chance to meet more members of our community and for them to ask any questions they want of us.

“I’m looking forward to next Saturday because I know from living locally how important the power station is to the community. I want to welcome our neighbours in to discuss any issues that are of interest or concern – from safety following the Fukushima event through to job opportunities.

“This open day is happening at the same time across almost all our UK power stations, as well as our parent company’s nuclear stations in France. I’m looking forward to outlining how we’re going to improve our approachability even more in the future, including reopening visitor centres and increasing the number of tours on site.”

If you would like to join the visit, please call Ashleigh Dickson on 01368 873 847.