Apprentices begin their careers at enfinium energy from waste facilities, boosting STEM education and skills across the UK
LEEDS, United Kingdom – enfinium today announces the arrival of its 2023 intake of apprentices who will undertake a dedicated 3-year programme that combines academic study and practical workshop training with on-the-job experience at enfinium operating facilities.
The apprentices will spend the first 12 months at the CATCH training facility in the Humber, before undertaking a two-year placement of on-the-job training at one of enfinium’s sites, in West Yorkshire, West Midlands and Kent, learning from enfinium’s experienced engineers and technicians.
The course will train the apprentices in three disciplines: mechanical, operations, as well as electrical and instrumentation engineering. Apprentices that successfully complete the 3-year programme and pass their technical examinations achieve formal diploma qualifications.
All four of enfinium’s 2022 apprentices have now successfully completed their first-year training at CATCH and have now started on-the-job training at enfinium facilities Ferrybridge 1 & 2, in West Yorkshire, and Parc Adfer, in North Wales.
Mike Maudsley, Chief Executive Officer at enfinium, said: “Our apprenticeship programme is an opportunity to welcome new talent to the business, develop energy from waste industry engineering skills, while enthusing our existing workforce with new opportunities to better themselves. Our partnerships with CATCH provide an unrivalled suite of training opportunities that marks our commitment to investing in long-term talent development.”
James McIntosh, Chief Operating Officer at CATCH, said: “We are proud to be delivering the enfinium apprenticeship programme, and play our role in helping them build their future workforce. It is fantastic to see an employer like enfinium investing in skills and apprenticeships and giving young people the opportunity to forge a career in our industry. The apprenticeship programme is a part of our wider strategic relationship with enfinium, as we also work in partnership to deliver their managed training service for existing operators and technicians across the UK to ensure they have the right skills and competencies.”
If you would like to read more about enfinium apprentices or apply for a career with enfinium, please visit the enfinium careers website.
enfinium is a leading UK energy from waste operator with four operational sites in the UK, in West Yorkshire, Kent and Flintshire, and two in construction. enfinium diverts 2.3 million tonnes of unrecyclable waste from climate-damaging landfill, putting it to good use by turning it into home grown energy, enough to power 500,000 UK homes. enfinium’s ambition is to transform its facilities into local ‘decarbonisation hubs’ powered by the millions of tonnes of unrecyclable waste the UK will produce for decades to come. Using existing energy from waste infrastructure, enfinium could contribute to heat networks, produce electrolytic hydrogen, or use carbon capture technology to provide durable, high quality carbon removals which will be critical for the UK to achieve net zero by 2050. For more on enfinium, please visit www.enfinium.co.uk.