After taking a tour of the company’s Torness nuclear power plant, a group of 16 students from nearby Musselburgh Grammar (left) were given a talk on employability.
The presentation covered a range of areas from how to source potential jobs to filling in applications and performing well during interviews. It also pointed out some of the most common areas that applicants come unstuck, like unprofessional email addresses and inappropriate posts in social media.
A recruitment spokesman for EDF – the French-owned company which operates both the Scottish nuclear power plants – said: “I have been working in recruitment for 15 years and during that time I have seen the good, the bad and everything in between.
“As East Lothian’s second largest employer we want to help give these teenagers the best possible chance of avoiding the pitfalls of job hunting and starting their careers off on the right foot.”
Nicola Watson from Musselburgh Grammar said: “Our pupils enjoyed an insightful visit to EDF’s Torness Power station as part of Musselburgh Grammar School’s new Employability Pathways programme. The staff were very helpful in answering questions and giving advice and guidance on the skills and qualities required to work in this industry.”