Hinkley Point C (HPC) will be the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK and one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe. Sizewell C (SZC) will be the second of a new generation of nuclear stations to be built in the UK, following the construction of HPC.
The Project Controls function within the HPC & SZC Project Team is responsible for ensuring that project managers and senior managers have all the information they need to make decisions throughout the life-cycle of the projects.
Project Controls engineers will work both in an office environment using the latest computer systems and also at the engineering construction site to become familiar with estimating, planning, risk management and cost engineering.
The HPC & SZC Project Controls Apprenticeship Programme will instil all the qualities and skills required to kick-start your careers as a project controls professional with EDF Energy and the two projects. You will spend 36 months learning with experts as part of the apprenticeship and, as well as getting valuable real world experience, you will study for the Level 3 Project Controls Technician standard.
- In England & Wales – GCSE Grade A-C in Maths, English and a Science or Technical subject
- In Scotland – National 5s in Maths, English and a Science or Technical subject
You can expect on-the-job training, classroom learning and unique practical experience, with exciting career prospects:
You can earn as you learn
You will be working towards an industry-recognised qualification
You will become a valued employee in an area where there is a national skills shortage
You can continue developing your skills after you have completed your apprenticeship
At the end of the apprenticeship you’ll move into a permanent role in the Project Controls team at either HPC site in Bridgwater, the Bristol office or SZC team currently based in London with the responsibility for a specific project area. It expected that at this point in time, subject to project requirements, that there will opportunities to continue into a degree level apprenticeship.
As your career develops there will be opportunities to progress further within the HPC or SZC Project Controls team, to specialise within specific areas (e.g. schedule, risk, cost engineering) or you could explore opportunities to progress further across EDF Energy.
You will be enrolled in the new occupational standard for Project Control. Apprentices will be required to study for the Level 3 Project Controls Technician standard which will include the Level 3 Diploma in Project Control. You can view more information on apprenticeships within HPC and SZC here.
As you learn and develop on the apprenticeship scheme, you’ll be taking home a salary which will grow as you gain more experience. Basic pay starts from £15,000 in the first year, and will increase each year. As well as salary, all of our apprentices are entitled to join the EDF Energy defined benefits pension scheme; receive 25 days holiday, with an additional 8 public holidays; have access to a range of flexible benefits; and benefit from excellent career development opportunities.