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Selby High School

Selby High School

Engineering Expertise at Drax Power Station

On Tuesday 31st January Year 11 students visited Drax Power Station as part of the More Able programme. The aim of the visit was to give students first-hand experience of a career in engineering and to learn about the apprenticeship programme at Drax. Students spent time learning about how energy is produced at Drax, and the engineering processes which go into creating electricity.

Students also enjoyed a tour of the external and internal site, seeing the cooling towers in action and the generators creating electricity. The apprenticeship coordinator spoke to students about their career options, discussing the benefits of apprenticeships and the other career options that were available at Drax.

Overall, it was a great morning and the first taster some Year 11 students had of the world of engineering – including the protective equipment that must be worn!