Apprentices operate the nuclear simulator at Lancashire Energy HQ

B&FC's Lancashire Energy HQ triumphs at national nuclear awards

Published on 25/03/2021 by CBEATTIE

Learning experts at the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone engineering and manufacturing centre devised the world-class study programme in conjunction with employers BAE Systems (Submarines), Westinghouse Springfield Fuels, North West Projects, and the Office for Nuclear Regulation.

Developing such an intensive curriculum was challenging - but paid dividends at the 2021 UK Nuclear Skills Awards this week as the team was crowned winner of the Best Employer and Provider Collaboration category.

Candice Downie, Operations Manager at Lancashire Energy HQ, said:

"We're delighted to have been recognised with our partners for our work in delivering training to the next generation of nuclear industry leaders. 

“This degree apprenticeship is proven to deliver high calibre engineers, which in turn is attracting others ambitious and talented students to the programme. 

"Our first-class facilities and support we offer to employer partners has been identified among a range of benefits for working with Lancashire Energy HQ and B&FC on higher and degree apprenticeship programmes." 

The Nuclear Engineering Degree Apprenticeship is now in its 5th year - and due to be accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology later in 2021. 

There are currently 50 nuclear apprentices on the programme. 

Lancashire Energy HQ competed alongside Magnox Apprentice Recruitment and The Project Academy for Sellafield for its latest award.

To find out more about courses offered at the pioneering centre for engineering and manufacturing excellence, visit or call 01253 504343.

Lancashire Energy HQ wins Best Employer and Provider Collaboration in the 2021 UK Nuclear Skills Award



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