Teach 'em 'Green', keep 'em keen

Published:  26 July, 2010

EDF Energy has launched a Green Talent Programme for young students.

EDF Energy has launched a Green Talent Programme for students, starting in Exeter.

Twelve year-10 students, aged 14 to 15, from West Exe Technology College were the first to complete the course, which brings together skill development and sustainability, supporting two of the energy company's key commitments.

The five-day course encourages students to examine environmental and business issues, develop useful skills and provide insight into the types of jobs and career paths available.

It includes working two days at the Eden Project in Cornwall and three days at EDF Energy's Gadeon House office in Exeter.

Head of resourcing at EDF Energy, Katya Verdonck, said: "This is an exciting new initiative to engage with young people, equip them with new skills and really immerse them in the business and sustainability."

The course is being run in London in July and the company plans to expand it on a wider scale across the company nationwide next year.

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