ENERGUS, a facility in West Cumbria, has been recognised as one of the top 10 SME Apprenticeship employers in the country. 

Energus employs apprentices in a range of disciplines including cyber security, project management, finance, audit and risk, HR, waste management and business administration, working with a range of partner organisations and training providers. 

Their apprentices undertake roles across the nuclear, and related sectors, and have access to a wide range of training opportunities with Energus’s partner training providers. 

Craig Ivison, Energus’ head of people and skills, said: "Energus has a long tradition of employing and developing apprentices, bringing a diverse range of talent into the nuclear sector and developing new skills and ways of thinking.

"To be considered as one of the top 10 SME employers of Apprentices alongside other innovative businesses demonstrates the impact of our commitment to developing young people at the start of their careers."

As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), Energus plays a key role in developing the nuclear workforce of the future, with apprenticeship programmes complementing a range of graduate development programmes in providing talented young people with opportunities across the sector. 

Lauren Gorge, an Energus cyber security apprentice, has described how her apprenticeship has assisted in her early career. She added: "Being on the Cyber Security Apprenticeship Programme with Energus allowed me to gain two years’ worth of valuable experience within the nuclear estate and the programme provided me with the relevant training which I required to help me with tasks in my placements and complete the apprenticeship with a distinction grade.

"This apprenticeship has also allowed me to grow as individual in my career and also as a person.

"The opportunities I had throughout the two years on this scheme from Energus and my placement hosts were incredible.

"After the completion of the end point assessment process, I was offered a full-time role with Nuclear Transport Solutions as a Cyber Security and Information Assurance Officer which I was thrilled to accept."