Hinkley Point C's Inspire Education Programme is preparing the young people of Somerset to embrace opportunity

Inspire is Hinkley Point C’s education programme. Through a range of innovative activities across Somerset, we will help prepare young people to take advantage of the huge opportunities that the construction and operation of HPC will bring.

By working with young people of all ages, encouraging them to explore the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics - known as STEM subjects, we hope that they will be inspired to enter one of the many future STEM jobs that will be available - at EDF Energy and beyond.

Watch video: The Hinkley Point C Inspire Education Programme

Inspiring the next generation

This short film shows the huge range of exciting activities on offer across Somerset Schools. It's time to get involved!

Our progressive school-based programmes

Alongside our individual Inspire activities, events and sponsorships around the region, we offer programmes that are more progressive and development-based.

For more information about these programmes or to sign up your school, email inspireeducation@edfenergy.com.

The Year 8 Involve Programme

The Year 8 Involve Programme

The ‘Involve’ programme consists of a number of activities to engage Year 8’s in STEM learning and to gain a greater understanding of the future career opportunities in Construction, Engineering, Nuclear and within EDF Energy. The journey starts with a Careers Assembly, followed by a Nuclear STEM Day. A number of young people will then have the opportunity to participate in a Low Carbon Challenge Day or even the Low Carbon Residential at Exeter University.

The core aims are to develop some invaluable life skills such as communication and presentation, have an insight into the opportunities that studying STEM subjects can provide, experience engineering related challenges and gain an appreciation of the nuclear industry.

To sign up, contact the Education Team at: InspireEducation@edfenergy.com


The Year 9 Pathways Programme

The Year 9 Pathways programme

This programme leads directly on from the Year 8 Involve programme. It gives students a greater insight into low-carbon energy, with a particular emphasis on nuclear energy. A wide range of training is provided that will help students to present confidently, communicate and debate their ideas on our energy future. Students also have the the opportunity to experience hands-on engineering-related challenges.

The ‘Pathways’ programme starts with a Careers Assembly for the whole year group then a Nuclear STEM workshop. A number of young people will then have the opportunity to participant in an Aspiration Day, where they may gain an insight into university life or take part in an engineering challenge. Finally, at a presentation day at the end of the year, the Year 9 students demonstrate the skills they haved learned to Year 8 pupils

To sign up, contact the Education Team at: InspireEducation@edfenergy.com.

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The Pod

Through its interactive website, the Pod helps schoolchildren understand how a low carbon, secure and affordable energy supply is vital for the future.

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Our CPD programme for teachers

We've developed a CPD programme for Somerset teachers. Click on the link below to find out how you can bridge the gap between education and industry.

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Inspiring Women Into Construction and Engineering

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Jobs at Hinkley Point C

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Contact Hinkley Point C

During normal office hours, one of our experts will be available to answer your questions, but you can call us 24 hours a day on our Hinkley hotline: 0800 096 9650. You can also email, write or visit us.

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