Hinkley Point C (HPC) will be the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK. Construction and all supporting activities will be carried out by a large and diverse supply chain overseen by a project team. The Supply Chain function within the HPC Project Team is responsible for the placement and management of all of the contracts required to construct and commission the plant. This includes pre-contract procurement activities; managing tendering processes; contract negotiations and subsequent post contract commercial management.
You will require:
- A National Certificate/Diploma in a business related programme with a merit profile, or
- A National Certificate/Diploma in a construction/engineering discipline with a merit profile.
- Minimum of 2 A-levels grade A-C in business-related subjects. Applicants also require 4 GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above (or their Level 2 equivalents), including maths and English.
- In addition, you will need to demonstrate enthusiasm for construction and commercial operations in the nuclear industry; be a fast learner and motivated; and be good at interacting with people at all levels.
The HPC Supply Chain (Commercial) Apprenticeship Programme will instil all the qualities and skills required to kick-start your career as a commercial professional with EDF Energy or one of our Supply Chain partners on the HPC project. You will spend 5 years learning from experts as part of the apprenticeship and, as well as getting valuable real world experience, you will study for a university level qualification. You can expect on-the-job training, classroom learning and the kind of practical experience you simply can’t get on a university campus. Real work, earning real money, with real career prospects.
During the apprenticeship you’ll also be working towards attaining membership of a professional body, which demonstrates to the supply chain and peers that you work to the highest professional and ethical standards. With our support you’ll study for a Construction and the Built Environment HNC at Bridgwater & Taunton College and then a Construction and Quantity Surveying Degree at University of the West of England (UWE). Please note, due to changes being introduced by UK Government the apprenticeship may be delivered against a different standard, which could change the delivery timetable.
At the end of the apprenticeship you will move into a permanent role in the EDF Energy HPC Supply Chain team or within one of our Supply Chain partners with responsibility for managing your own portfolio of contracts. As your career develops there will be opportunities to progress further within your home organisation for EDF Energy this could be in the HPC Supply Chain team or you could explore opportunities across the wider project portfolio or within other areas of EDF Energy. For Supply Chain partner opportunities could be across the whole wider company portfolio.
This year we have Supply Chain (Commercial) Apprentice opportunities available within EDF Energy working on the HPC Project or with two of our supply chain partners – Faithful+Gould and Balfour Beatty. During the assessment centre, we’ll give you more details on each of the opportunities available and work with you and the other organisations to identify the best opportunity.