Cavendish Nuclear helped celebrate International Women in Engineering Day by inviting a group of schoolgirls to spend the day at a nuclear power station.
Torness in East Lothian provides low-carbon electricity for up to 2 million homes. Cavendish Nuclear performs a key role in maintaining the fuel route for the twin reactors operated by EDF Energy.
The UK’s leading supplier of nuclear services is also active in the local community with an outreach programme to engage young people in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.
Eight schoolgirls from nearby North Berwick High School took up an invitation to visit the power station and take part in some STEM activities as part of International Women in Engineering Day.
Cavendish Nuclear fuel route engineer Katie Brent, who hosted the visit, said:
‘Cavendish Nuclear is committed to helping the UK meet its target of women making up 40 per cent of the nuclear workforce by 2030. We want to see more women coming into the industry and events like this can make a real difference in inspiring a new generation of engineers.’
Gordon Hamilton, business education teacher, said:
‘An exercise in building bridges from lollipop sticks was a fascinating eye-opener to the different skill sets needed to pursue a career in engineering.’