Realising the
socio-economic benefits

Hinkley Point C is vital in the fight against climate change and ensuring energy security but it also proves that the transition to net-zero can also deliver huge social and economic benefits, changing lives and communities for the better.

£4.1 Billion
spent with companies in the South West to date

22,000
people in Britain working on the project

922
apprentices trained on the project to date

 

£24 Million
invested directly into education, skills and employment

Hinkley Point C is making incredible progress on-site in terms of construction. But we are also working hard to make sure the project benefits are accessible to people and businesses across the South West and the rest of the UK. The benefits range from increasing local employment and creating a sustainable regional supply chain, to investing in new training facilities and the community.

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The transition to net-zero can also deliver huge social and economic benefits, changing lives and communities for the better. I am proud that Hinkley Point C is exceeding targets for creating jobs and training opportunities in the communities that host the project. It’s good news to see that local productivity and prosperity is rising.

Stuart Crooks, Managing Director, Hinkley Point C Project

Find out more about the team and how they have found work in building one of the UK’s most important infrastructure projects

It’s really heartening to see the positive socio-economic benefits of Hinkley Point C continuing to be delivered right here in Somerset – driving levelling up of our communities and making a difference to the lives and future prospects for thousands of people. The results we see today are testament to many years of collaboration between EDF and local partners and I look forward to ensuring that these new facilities and our highly skilled local supply chain can continue to reap the rewards in the longer term.

Paula Hewitt, Deputy Chief Executive at Somerset County Council

Read the 2022
Hinkley Point C
Socio-economic Impact Report

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Hinkley Point C

We are building two new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point C in Somerset, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK, providing low-carbon electricity for around six million homes.

Sizewell C

Sizewell C, a proposed new nuclear power station in Suffolk, has the potential to generate the reliable low-carbon electricity the country needs for decades to come.

Built in Britain

Want to know more about the Hinkley Point C contracts that have been awarded in your area? Use our interactive map to explore our supply chain across the UK.

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