What is Young HPC?

Young HPC is an exclusive skills programme for 16-21 year olds. It’s free to join and it’s essential if you’re interested in a career at Hinkley Point C (HPC).

We run events and site tours that give you exclusive access to employers at HPC – and insight into what they’re looking for in people like you. 

Not sure what you want to do yet – or what you’re good at? No problem – we’ll help you identify your skills and put together your CV with our digital toolbox.

We run skills days so can you try out different roles required on site. And we’ll give you ideas for what type of jobs might suit you. When you register with us, you’ll be the first to hear about new jobs on site too.

Whether you’re still at school or college, in or out of the workplace, there’s no better way to fast-track your journey to HPC.

HPC is a once-in-a-lifetime project – and this is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of something big. HPC is the first nuclear power station to be built in a generation. And it’ll deliver low-carbon electricity to millions of homes. Join us in helping the UK meet its net-zero ambitions.

“I joined HPC as it’s the largest construction project in the UK and local to where I’ve grown up. I wanted to be a part of something that would be known through generations. In years to come, I can say I was part of the HPC project.”

Caitlin, Commercial Apprentice 

Become a member

Are you aged between 16 and 21? If so, 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. 

Your digital toolbox

Build your confidence and improve your chances of getting a job with our digital toolbox.

We’re looking for talented, passionate and enthusiastic minds who are committed to helping us deliver this project. Our digital toolbox will get you in the best shape possible. So you know more about yourself – and what you enjoy doing. And you’re ready to jump on any new opportunities that come your way.

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Skills and behaviours

What are the 10 skills and behaviours that HPC employers are looking for? And how do you develop or demonstrate these?

Careers development

Find out how to develop your skillset and become the best version of yourself.

Build your own toolbox

Create your own ‘toolbox’ to showcase your skills to employers. Discover CV templates and interview techniques. And tips and advice on apprenticeships and assessment centres.

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.

Parents and guardians

Hinkley Point C is one of the most exciting construction projects in Europe right now and it has so much to offer young people. Whether you want to help your teen decide on their future career path, or learn about their future workplace, here’s everything you need to know about how we’ll look after your child at HPC – and give them the best start possible to their career.

College tutors and careers leaders

Download our interactive presentation as a tool to use with students when considering their career options. Whether they know what they want to do – or haven’t yet found their path – this presentation will help to guide their decision making and show them the huge range of possibilities at Hinkley Point C.

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. 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

Latest news

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Hinkley Point C is resuming mud dredging as part of works to install cooling water intakes in the Bristol Channel. The mud is no different from mud elsewhere in the channel and comprehensive testing has shown that it poses no harm to people or the environment.

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