Founded in 2014 The Cheshire Energy Hub is a multi-employer partnership between a number of leading international Cheshire based organisations in the power and energy sector that are passionate about developing the careers of the very best engineers and scientists.
We are pleased to report that on 17 June 2015 the Cheshire Energy Hub was awarded the Innovative Collaboration Initiative of the year award, for its graduate development programme, at the National Skills Academy for Power Awards 2015.
C-Tech Innovation is a global new product development and innovation management company. We’ve been helping industry, universities, government bodies and non-governmental organisations to benefit and grow through innovation for the last 40 years. We have a vast experience of technology development in the creation of new products and processes. Our workforce is highly qualified, skilled and diverse. One which thrives on new and unique challenges.
Capenhurst Nuclear Services Ltd is the centre of excellence in the management of uranic materials, decommissioning and recycling. CNS Ltd is a subsidiary of the URENCO Group and based at the Capenhurst site near Chester. CNS is committed to the safe and responsible management of nuclear by-product, and making a valuable contribution to the UK’s nuclear industry.
EA Technology is a world leader in products and services which enhance the performance, reliability, safety and cost-efficiency of power assets. We are the centre for technical excellence constantly raising the bar for others to follow. We have a multi-sector client base and also work with government and commercial organisations to enable the implementation of smart grids and new low carbon technologies.
Electricity North West owns, operates and maintains the North West’s electricity distribution network, connecting 2.4 million properties, and more than 5 million people in the region to the National Grid. We're already planning up to 2050 to make sure that as the demand in electricity increases our network adapts to ensure we keep the lights on for homes and businesses across the North West.
Essar Oil UK is one of the leading players in the UK's oil refining sector with our Stanlow Manufacturing Complex supplying over 15% of the UK's transport fuels. Stanlow enjoys a number of advantages in a highly competitive sector with its location close to Liverpool and Manchester, impressive scale and Europe's largest residue cat cracker. We employ highly skilled and loyal staff who enjoy the challenging work and opportunity to really contribute to the business results.
With the nuclear industry experiencing a welcome resurgence, the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is committed to producing better, cheaper and faster technology to support our colleagues across the nuclear sector. The NNL has access to some of the most advanced facilities in the world. Combined with our highly skilled technical people, this ideally positions us to provide customers with all-round technical capability and flexibility.
Storengy UK is a subsidiary of ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ), a leading global energy company. We operate an underground salt cavern gas storage facility in Cheshire which, when completed, will be the UK’s largest onshore gas storage facility. The company also operates sites in France and Germany. We work closely with colleagues across the ENGIE Group on innovative projects and have a workforce that is loyal, committed and highly skilled.
SP Energy Networks is part of ScottishPower which is part of the Iberdrola Group. We distribute electricity on behalf of supply companies to over 3.5 million homes through a network of cables and power lines we own and maintain. We do it responsibly. We do it with respect for people and for the environment. We do it looking at the long term, not just today. We do it innovatively.
URENCO Limited is the leading supplier of enriched uranium and associated technologies and has a 32% market share. URENCO operates in a pivotal part of the nuclear fuel supply chain which ends with the sustainable generation of electricity for consumers around the world. It provides opportunities for Science, Engineering and Commercial professionals to pursue careers in an innovative world class technical environment.
The multi-employer development programme is suited to graduates who are looking to gain a breadth of experience and diversity in their development. Completion of the programme will add significant and unique value to graduates’ future career progression.
Successful candidates will be offered a place on our Graduate Development Programme by their sponsoring organisation. The programme extends over two years and involves 4 x six month placements in three well established Cheshire Energy Hub companies, giving each graduate access to different working environments and a range of organisations from SME’s to global entities.
This programme will provide significant on and off the job technical training in your relevant discipline along with focussed periods of business skills training between placement periods. This programme provides graduates with excellent networking opportunities.
Jennifer Sutton - C-Tech Innovation
“I have a Masters Degree in Chemistry and work as a Research Chemist at C-Tech Innovation.”
John Joseph - EA Technology
“I am often dealing with upwards of 4, 5 projects at any one time, none of which are ever the same.”
Daniel Shepherd - National Nuclear Laboratory
“It’s a really great job. You have to be prepared to work hard but it is very rewarding.”
Paul Gavin - URENCO
“URENCO are very passionate about the development of their employees and provide a wide range of opportunities to help their staff to develop and reach their career goals.”
Stephen Scott - Essar Oil UK
“The variety of work, opportunity to learn practically alongside mentoring support has helped me develop both technically and personally over the past few years.”
Jane Shortall - Atkins Limited
“Atkins has a great reputation as both a consultancy and a graduate employer; they have a really structured graduate scheme.”
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The applications period for the 2016 intake is now closed. The applications period for the September 2017 intake will open later in 2016.