TIVERTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 25, 2012) - Bruce Power has been recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People, a competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada Inc.
The award recognizes employers that offer the nation's best benefits for younger workers but also takes into account programs to attract and retain younger workers. Bruce Power's efforts as host of one of eight Canadian chapters of the international Young Generation in Nuclear organization, which allows young professionals to network across the industry, was one of the reasons cited in the company's favour.
"We are delighted to be included on this year's list of Top Employers for Young People," said Cathy Sprague, Bruce Power's Executive Vice President, Human Resources. "This nationwide recognition highlights the commitment we've made to ensuring Bruce Power is a great place to work. It's exciting to be a leader in attracting and retaining high-quality young employees as we continually look for the best and the brightest to join our team."
One of the many benefits to working at Bruce Power is the abundance of opportunity for young employees to learn and grow within their role, said the co-president of Bruce Power's North American Young Generation in Nuclear Advisory Board.
"There is such a wide variety of fulfilling career paths within the company which means that challenging and rewarding work is always available," said Emily Johnston, who works as an Environment and Sustainability Officer in Bruce Power's Corporate Affairs department.
The Bruce Power Local Vice President of The Society of Energy Professionals offered his congratulations to the company on the award.
"The ability to attract talented young people speaks volumes for the bright future for the company and our communities, said Dave Myette.
Other reasons for Bruce Power's selection include:
- The company's co-op, summer and internship students manage 'Youth Power,' an in-house initiative that works to enhance student social life in Bruce County and increase members' knowledge of the company through lunch and learns, nuclear station tours and networking opportunities
- The Development Student Program, which provides training and experience to full-time college and university students for a period of four to eight months. In addition, Bruce Power offers a high school co-op program, which is a full semester, four-credit program which prepares high school students for studies or apprenticeships
Further details of Bruce Power's recognition have been published on the Canadian job search website Eluta.ca.
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates one of the world's largest nuclear sites and is the source of roughly 25 per cent of Ontario's electricity. The company's site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among TransCanada, Cameco, Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) as well as the Power Workers' Union and Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power's employees are also owners in the business.