More training laid on at UKAEA facility

The UK Atomic Energy Agency (UKAEA) is working with its training provider JTL to extend and enhance the training on offer to apprentices at its Culham Science Centre.

The Agency says the extension of training on offer would focus on offering mechanical engineering apprenticeships at Culham, where refurbishment works are already underway to create a training workshop with booths for apprentices to practice building services installations such as plumbing and installing heating-and-ventilation systems.

The new site will complement existing facilities and marks the second phase of JTL’s commitment to providing training at Culham. JTL recently signed a five- year lease at the 8,500 sq. ft. to provide “off-the-job” learning facilities for up to 250 learners specialising in electrical, plumbing, heating and ventilation, fire and security and engineering maintenance.


‘A fantastic location’

Dawn Russell, commercial property manager at UKAEA, said: “Culham Science Centre is a fantastic location to provide apprentices with exposure to some of the UK’s leading science and technology employers.  We are working closely with JTL to help ensure apprentices have the best start to their careers.”

Joseph Lo, head of centre for JTL, commented: “JTL is the largest provider of building-services engineering apprenticeships in the country, and we are delighted to be able to extend that offering to Oxfordshire businesses and apprentices who will have the opportunity to benefit from our first-rate teaching staff and the facility at Culham Science Centre from September.”