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Evie, 17, joins Galloper wind farm on summer internship scheme

PUBLISHED: 12:09 08 August 2017 | UPDATED: 12:09 08 August 2017

Intern Evie Read, 17, and Galloper site manager Andy Mee. Picture: Innogy.

Intern Evie Read, 17, and Galloper site manager Andy Mee. Picture: Innogy.


A 17-year-old intern has joined a major offshore wind farm project to learn about a potential future career - and offer her social-media skills in return.

Evie Read, a 17-year-old student from East Norfolk Sixth Form College, is supporting the Galloper offshore wind farm project in the second year of the East Coast Energy Internship Scheme.

Though focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths-related (STEM) subjects, Evie has an interest in communications, and has been working on the project’s Instagram feed and her own blog as well as developing educational materials for primary and secondary age pupils.

Evie, who is from Great Yarmouth and hopes to go on to the University of East Anglia to study geophysics, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for me to gain some experience in the industry, and to understand all of the hard work and effort that goes into building an offshore windfarm.”

Evie has been based at the offices of PR agency TMS Media but has also completed site visits to the wind farm’s construction base in Lowestoft and the Siemens turbine assembly base in Great Yarmouth.

The 336MW Galloper project should be complete by next spring will generate enough power for up 336,000 homes.

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