APPRENTICES from Hinkley Point B have been told the sky is the limit as they prepare to embark on successful nuclear careers.

EDF Energy apprentices Andy Childs, Chris Pople and Ben Williams visited the International Motorcycle Museum in Coventry, with colleagues from the energy firm's seven other power stations, to receive graduation certificates from Dr Andy Spurr, managing director of EDF Energy's nuclear generation business.

The apprentices have successfully completed a four year apprenticeship and will now take up permanent jobs in a range of disciplines, including mechanical or control and instrumentation technicians.

21-year-old Ben said: “It was great for all of us to have our hard work recognised.

“I'd recommend the apprentice scheme to anyone who wants to start a successful career in an exciting industry. I can't wait to put all my training itno practice back at the power station.

The trio were joined by Hinkley Point B's station director Mike Harrison and apprentice co-ordinator John Phillips for the ceremony.

Mr Harrison said: “I've been hugely impressed with the dedication shown by each one of our apprentices in making it to graduation into the business.”

Dr Spurr said at the ceremony: “They should be very proud of their achievement and I wish each and every one of them the best in their careers with EDF Energy.”