Business Administration Apprenticeship at HPC

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This two-year Apprenticeship offers the opportunity to gain a recognised Business Administration qualification and be part of one of the most exciting projects at EDF: the construction of Hinkley Point C (HPC) power station in Somerset.

The HPC community is a creative, vibrant and supportive environment providing the best possible foundations for any new career. Our culture is inclusive and collaborative, meaning our apprentices will work alongside and socialise with a variety of people across our workforce.

Apprenticeships are at the forefront of our workforce development and skills needs and we want to provide the best possible access and experience for all apprentices working and learning as part of the project. This includes face-to-face support at an on-site apprentice hub as well as digital access to relevant information, learning and care.

Training programme

During your apprenticeship you’ll spend time in different departments of the HPC project, undertaking a variety of roles that will help you develop a range of business administration skills that are widely transferable. You’ll also attend day release training to gain a level 3 Business Administration Advanced qualification. 

Within our business you’ll spend time working with the Business Performance & Digital Hub team in our Aztec West office and the Pre-Operations team. 

The Business Performance & Digital Hub is responsible for maintaining the IT systems that enable HPC to operate day to day. The Pre-Operations team is responsible for developing all areas required to operate a nuclear power station for the 60 years planned lifetime of the station.

Your placements will offer the chance to perform a variety of tasks that will contribute to your personal development, knowledge and experience in business administration. On the way you’ll discover your strengths and identify areas of the business where you’d like to progress your career at the end of the programme.  Gaining a recognised qualification and business experience will open the door to a range of opportunities within EDF.

About the Apprenticeship

Where you'll be based

You'll split your time between:

  • Our Business Performance & Digital Hub team based in our Aztec West office in Bristol
  • Our Pre-Operations team based near Bridgwater
  • You’ll also complete training at the National College for Nuclear

What we're looking for

  • You'll have English & Maths GCSEs Grade 4 or above

  • You'll be self-motivated with a desire to learn and develop

  • You'll be able to engage people at all levels, with good communication skills

  • Ideally, you'll live locally to Bristol or Bridgwater

What's in it for you

  • Competitive salary and flexible benefits

  • 25 days' paid holiday

  • Pension scheme

  • You'll gain a Level 3 Business Administration Advanced qualification

  • Support from your Career Manager and the on-site HPC Apprentice Hub

What our Apprentices say…

"The energy industry is a great sector to work in, with a diverse range of opportunities and a key role to play in the UK's net-zero carbon targets.  The HPC project, spanning construction and nuclear operations, has plenty of interesting and challenging opportunities.  I find being part of this team very rewarding."

Lucas Smith, Business Administration Apprenticeship

"A highlight for me was travelling to Paris for work and being given the responsibility to run with an important piece of work for the project. It was a massive confidence boost for me and it felt amazing to carry out something which would have an impact on such a huge project."

Becky Howden, Quantity Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship

“A highlight of my Apprenticeship has been delivering projects at Hinkley Point C. I didn’t expect to get involved in project management and now know it’s a career I’d like to explore.”

Isabella Noble, Business Administration Apprenticeship

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