Meet the contractor: Cavendish Nuclear

Charles Bedingfield, training manager at Cavendish Nuclear, talks to Young HPC about upcoming apprenticeships at Hinkley Point C...


Q. How is Cavendish Nuclear involved in the project?

A. We’re part of the MEH (mechanical, electrical, heating) alliance. Specifically, we’ll be installing 270km of pipework, valves, pumps and other mechanical plant. We start work in April and we'll be on site through to completion.


Q. What job opportunities are there with Cavendish Nuclear?

A. We need apprentices in welding, pipe fitting, rigging and general mechanical roles. We'll be recruiting from as early as March 2019, so there are lots of opportunities for anyone who’s committed and interested.


Q. What skills do you look for in apprentices?

A. Candidates have to be mature – they’ll be working on a highly-pressurised and hazardous site – and they need to be committed and really want to learn.


Q. Why should candidates consider an apprenticeship with Cavendish Nuclear?

A. These apprenticeships give candidates a skillset for life – and they'll earn a really good wage. Their future career prospects are phenomenal too, as there is huge demand for welders and pipe fabricators over the next 25 years.


If you’re interested in finding out more about apprenticeships at Hinkley Point C with Cavendish Nuclear, visit their apprenticeships page. If you’re aged between 16-21 and not already signed up to our skills programme, Young HPC, you can register here and be first in line to hear about apprenticeship opportunities at Hinkley Point C.