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25th February 2016
NuGen - the UK nuclear developer driving forward the project to develop Europe’s largest new nuclear power station - is delighted to have hosted 16 year-old A’ Level student, Catherine Lobb, from Westlakes Academy in West Cumbria, as part of the 2016 Dream Placement scheme.
Dream Placement, now in its third year, is a unique opportunity for young Cumbrian students to experience working in some of the UK’s most forward-looking and successful businesses. The scheme, run by the Centre for Leadership Performance, gives 16-18 year old students the chance to explore opportunities within business and industry.
Catherine is one of the outstanding students chosen from nearly 100 schools and colleges across the county and spent her Dream Placement week with NuGen staff at the Moorside site, Information Centre and the company’s office in Manchester.
During her placement Catherine also carried out a 20 minute telephone interview with the Chief Executive of the Office for Nuclear Regulation, Adrienne Kelbie, who was very supportive of the Dream Placement scheme and discussed the importance of attracting diverse talent to the nuclear industry.
NuGen’s Head of Training and Qualifications, John Male, Said: “We are absolutely delighted to have had Catherine with us this week and I’m certain she has taken a lot from the experience.
“The standard of all applicants to the scheme was extremely high, but Catherine has surpassed all of our expectations with her level of interest, engagement and how quickly she has come to terms with NuGen’s vision and how leadership plays an important part in delivering the Moorside Project.”