Bylor Fabricator Ross Pollard
was among the first people to put the Welding Centre of Excellence through its paces.
Ross, who is from Taunton and has worked at Hinkley Point C for more than two years, used the centre earlier this year to take his Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) welder competence test.
He said: “The centre has great equipment and the tutor was very helpful and knowledgeable.
Being able to train to a certified standard at a local centre is a real bonus. It means that local people can gain qualifications without having to factor in additional travel.
“Certification will open up the opportunity for more people to apply for a wider range of roles at Hinkley Point C and help them to transfer their skills to other sites and projects should they wish to.
“What's great about working at Hinkley Point C is the variety of work. I get to work on large-scale, interesting fabrication projects I wouldn’t see if I worked for a smaller firm. Working here has also allowed me to complete lots of training which is relevant to my current position and will add to my portfolio.”