How did you go from birthing lambs to the batching plants?
“Growing up locally, I followed Hinkley Point C from its early development through family members working at Hinkley Point B. After moving back to Minehead from Wales, I began working for Somerset Larder as a server in one of the canteens on site and moved from there into a cleaning role for the contractor Bylor. The team noticed I was methodical and hard-working and offered me an administrative role to cover maternity leave. Three years on, I now handle the team’s logistics management.”
What does your role involve?
“I co-ordinate the team’s concrete pours, processing concrete orders from different areas across the site and sending them on to the batching plant and concrete lab, so they can plan the concrete production and testing.”
How do you feel about achieving J0?
“Without the concrete we’re helping to produce, construction couldn’t happen, so we have direct involvement with this milestone. All the team members feel really proud to work at Hinkley Point C, and this is a great moment for the project.”
How did the latest J0 compare to last year’s?
“All concrete pours need careful planning, but we learned a lot from the experience last year and everyone seemed a little more confident in the run-up this time because they knew what to expect. We still called it the ‘mega-pour’ though!”