Interactive online programme
Weston College and Hinkley Point C started planning the programme before the outbreak of Coronavirus, and adapted it so it could be delivered online. Cora added: “The programme was written and delivered with so much imagination. There were lots of ways to get everyone interacting, including a treasure hunt task to develop internet research skills.
“One assignment was a Dragons' Den-style competition to come up with a product or service that Hinkley Point C would really benefit from, and the suggestions, which included a drone-based security system, were really well researched, costed and delivered. The change in the attendees’ confidence and speaking skills by the end was amazing to see.”
As part of the programme, volunteers from Hinkley Point C were invited to talk about their experiences on the Project, to give participants the insider view on working in the construction industry. Attendees heard from an apprentice as well as a team member working on the Mechanical, Electrical and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (MEH) phase of the construction. The MEH phase is set to create 1,200 jobs and 300 apprenticeships and companies are currently recruiting into key roles as the works ramp up.