What is Young HPC?

If you are aged between 16 and 21, Young HPC has been designed to give you support, guidance and resources to help you take steps towards your dream career. If you don’t know what your dream career is yet, then that’s no problem! Take this opportunity to find out what makes you tick and get suggestions for roles that might suit you.

We have useful tools to help you build your CV, develop an understanding of interview techniques and introduce you to a variety of companies that are helping to build the new Hinkley Point C (HPC) power station – one of the biggest construction projects in Europe. All of these tools are within a handy digital toolbox which you can access below.

Registering for Young HPC will also mean you are first in line for skills experience days, allowing you to meet with the companies helping to build the new power station. Once you have registered, you will be added to a unique pool of people and directly invited to book spaces for these exclusive sessions.

Become a member

Are you aged between 16 and 21? If so, please click on the link below to register for Young HPC.

Make sure to tick that you are happy to receive promotional material from us so that we can ensure you get invites to our range of exciting events and updates.

If you are a former Talent Academy member and you have not already done so, you will need to complete the Young HPC registration form in order to become a member of this new and enhanced programme. 

Your toolbox

HPC can offer a huge range of career opportunities for young people. We are looking for talented, passionate and enthusiastic minds for a variety of different jobs and apprenticeships, whoever you are and whatever you're interested in.

We want you to be able to have the confidence to be able to achieve your goals and aspirations, and this section will help you with the foundations of doing so – giving you a springboard to success.


Your tooblox includes:

CV writing and cover letters
Interview techniques
Routes to employment
Professional behaviour
Transferable skills

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Education and Skills blog

Meet the contractor: Hanson

October 15, 2019
Susie Wiese, Senior Project Administrator at Hanson, tells Young HPC about Hanson’s involvement with the Hinkley Point C project.

The top five behaviours that employers are looking for

March 19, 2019
When you apply for a job, it’s not just your grades that future employers are interested in. They’ll also be looking for evidence of other more subtle qualities too, which determine your attitude to work and how you’ll fit in with their company.

Meet the contractor: Doosan Babcock

March 18, 2019
Tracey Rundell, head of communications at Doosan Babcock, talks to Young HPC about what they do and upcoming apprenticeships at Hinkley Point C.

The world of HPC

Hinkley Point C (HPC) will be the first new nuclear power station in a generation. Situated on the North Somerset Coast it will power around 6 million homes with safe, secure and low carbon electricity.  

HPC is one the largest and most complex projects in Europe and will take 10 years to complete. At the peak of construction 5,600 people will be working at the site and over the course of the project some 25,000 employment opportunities will be created.

A project of this size involves a huge range of companies and people. In this section you can discover more about the project, who the project partners are and what they do.

Frequently asked questions

What is HPC?

HPC stands for Hinkley Point C. It will be the UK’s newest nuclear power station and is being built outside Bridgwater, Somerset by EDF Energy. It’s one of the largest construction sites in Europe and once operational will provide low carbon electricity to around 6 million homes across the country

How many jobs are there going to be?

Hinkley Point C will take 10 years to construct and will create over 25,000 new employment opportunities. At its peak, 5,600 will be employed on site

What are the different job roles at HPC?

There will be over 400 different job types at Hinkley Point C, varying from desk-based jobs such as logistics and administrators, to site based roles such as engineers and plant operators. For a full list click here.

If you haven't found the answer to your question, please contact us at younghpc@edf-energy.com

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