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RWE welcome student to prestigious Ferrybridge training facility

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Chloe in the workshop

The 25th October 2018 will mark 100 years to the day that the Yorkshire Electric Power Company purchased an area of land for the purposes of building what was to be the UK's largest electricity generating station using coal brought from the nearby colliery.


The red brick Grade II listed building at the Ferrybridge site that housed the original turbines of the "A" Station still stands proud and remains an important site for the power industry to this day. RWE’s workshop facility houses one of the finest heavy engineering workshops in the country and a Training Academy that educates and develops young talent through apprenticeship, technician and graduate programmes.



RWE is committed to looking for the engineers of the future to work in the dynamic Energy industry and is committed to ensure the workforce is diverse. Recently GMOS (Ferrybridge) hosted a Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations student from Wakefield college. Chloe McKay, joined the onsite team for a week’s work placement.


Chloe had positive things to say about her work placement, “At RWE I have had the opportunity to try various roles, but my favourite was as a Workshop Engineer in particular using the milling machine. My work placement here has confirmed I do really want to be a mechanical engineer as I enjoyed it so much.”


Richard Hirst, Workshop Manager at RWE said, “Chloe spend a week with us at RWE in our GMOS workshop at Ferrybridge she was keen to learn and asked questions to improve her knowledge, she worked with our manufacturing and refurbishment teams working on valves, pumps and steam turbine components .The GMOS Ferrybridge workshop still has somewhat of a traditional male dominated demography and it was refreshing for us to have Chloe as a young aspiring Engineer join us for a week. We hope Chloe got as much from the experience as we did and how we need to recognise that diversity in a workforce is a positive in improving decision making and business performance.”








CONTACT: For more information email, or telephone 01924 789789.
DATE: 12 June, 2018

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