It’s impossible to go a day without using English and maths skills and this applies at Hinkley Point C too. Good English and maths skills will ensure you are able to be productive and importantly safe, in your work as an apprentice. Safety is at the forefront of everything we do and these skills are vitally important in many ways, for example, being able to confidently read and interpret health and safety signs.
Many employers look for at least GCSE grade C in each subject, so English and maths skills could be the difference between you getting the job or promotion you want or not. However, as an apprentice you should be given the chance to improve your English and maths skills, even if you have achieved at the level required for your apprenticeship. If you do not already have GCSEs at grades A*-C in English and mathematics, you should be offered the opportunity to achieve at this level as part of your programme.
You will normally work towards functional skills in maths, English and ICT, Level 1 for an Intermediate Apprenticeship and level 2 for an Advanced Apprenticeship.