Continuing our careers relationship with EDF Energy at Sizewell, Student Life is delighted to introduce Niki Rousseau to readers.
Niki is responsible for Community Relations at Sizewell B and is the Deputy Chair of EDF Energy’s Women’s Network which was created in 2009 and has now grown to over 800 members across the business. The Women’s Network is a company-wide network that supports EDF Energy in meeting its diversity ambitions around gender.
Managing the Sizewell B visitor centre, Niki has welcomed over 35,000 visitors since it opened in 2012. The majority of visits are from local schools and the centre is used to inspire and engage students in STEM subjects.
Niki joined the industry, what was then the CEGB (Central Electricity Generating Board), when she was 18 just as construction work started on site. Niki went to Leiston High School (now Alde Valley Academy) and then Lowestoft College before joining the nuclear industry. Niki said: “The opportunities have been abundant and it has been amazing to be part of a company that grows and nurtures talent. Through our mentoring programme I have been able to go ‘back to school’ to encourage young people to think about a career in science, particularly girls, to share my experiences and how my learning journey started exactly where they are now.”
Your future in energy
Whatever stage you’re at, make your next step a big one.
Gearing up towards your GCSEs? Wondering what’s next when you finish your A-Levels? Eager to experience the world of work while studying at university? Or weighing up your options for when you finish your degree?
Whatever the case, here at EDF Energy, you’ll find a variety of exciting and inspiring opportunities to find out more about the work we do and kickstart your career in one of the most interesting industries around.
EDF offers opportunities that include:
Work Insight Programme
Through the Social Mobility Foundation’s Aspiring Professionals Programme we’re offering the opportunity to develop your employability skills and gain experience working at EDF Energy.
If you’re currently in Year 12, have an interest in science or business and would like to get a real insight into the world of energy, our Work Insight Programme will be perfect for you. Over two years, you’ll be given the opportunity to spend time at EDF Energy and gain an insight into different careers and opportunities available to you. See if you’ve got what it takes to shape the future of energy.