More than just a power station

The proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant is a multi-billion pound investment project that will provide secure, affordable, low-carbon energy to around five million homes in the UK and create thousands of job opportunities in Somerset and beyond. Over the construction period, 25,000 new employment opportunities will be created, and once built, it is estimated that 900 people will work at the site during its 60 years of operation.

In particular, as part of this investment we have committed:

  • £20m to help improve socio-economic wellbeing through dedicated community funds.
  • Over £11m to support the provision of employment and skills for local people.
  • Almost £16m to the improvement of roads and infrastructure in the surrounding area.
  • £3m into our Inspire education programme for young people.

Explore your opportunities

We want to equip current and future generations in Somerset with the skills they need to take advantage of the opportunities that this project will provide. That is why we're working closely with local training providers to maximise opportunities for people who live nearby. But other local residents can also take advantage of the opportunities that we have on offer.

For students

Inspire - Learning activities for young people

The Inspire Programme is aimed at encouraging young people to explore the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It also lets young people in Somerset learn about the Hinkley Point C project and the associated opportunities available to them, as we want to help them enjoy career opportunities for life.

Inspire includes a calendar of EDF Energy events, workshops, and talks at regional events such as the Royal Bath & West Show, the Exeter Big Bang and the Cheltenham Science Festival. We hope current and future generations will be able to seek sustainable skilled careers both within Somerset and nationally.

For potential suppliers

Want to join our supply chain?

As well as delivering a power station that can power five million UK homes with affordable, low carbon electricity, EDF Energy’s £16 billion investment in Hinkley Point C will also provide exciting opportunities for companies to join our supply chain – not only during construction, but once the plant is operational.

To ensure the success of both the Hinkley Point C and the following Sizewell C project we want to develop a robust supply chain from a wide range of international, national and local firms. That’s why we’re working closely with the Chambers of Commerce to make sure that Somerset, North Somerset, Suffolk and Norfolk businesses can easily find the information they need to apply for supplier opportunities.

For accommodation providers

Explore ways to rent to our workforce

We have joined forces with Sedgemoor District Council, West Somerset Council, North Somerset Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council to provide a website that makes it easy to register and rent rooms and properties to our workforce.

It’s also a great tool if you are looking for rental accommodation in the local area.
 
To register your room or property and search for the perfect local rental accommodation, visit www.somersethomelet.co.uk.
 
Our dedicated Accommodation Office is on hand if you would like advice or guidance. Email us at hinkley-accommodation@edf-energy.com or telephone 0800 096 7360.

For jobseekers

Jobs at Hinkley Point C

We are going to need a lot of skilled people to help us build and operate the proposed new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C. Jobs will be provided through a number of our contractor partners as well as directly through EDF Energy.

We're working closely with Jobcentre Plus to make sure that people in Somerset can find out about and apply for these vacancies, which will be advertised via Jobcentre Plus as they become available.

For apprenticeships

Building a workforce for the future

At Hinkley Point C we are building more than a power station. Working together with our contract partners and local supply chain, our aspiration is to create 25,000 employment opportunities that include 1,000 apprenticeships spanning a huge range of disciplines from steel fixing to hospitality and business administration.

While we already take on around 50 apprentices per year across EDF Energy, it’s very clear that the apprenticeships we will be looking for at Hinkley Point C represent a great opportunity for those living in both the local area and around the UK.

We will be ready to provide more detail on our Hinkley Point C apprentices soon so keep checking our website and twitter feed for the latest updates.

Hear from some of the Hinkley team...

Watch video: Hinkley Point C Apprenticeship Case Study: Becky Tanner

Becky

General administrator

Watch video: Hinkley Point C Apprenticeship Case Study: Ben Lewis

Ben

Steel fixer apprentice

Watch video: Hinkley Point C Apprenticeship Case Study: Emma McDaid

Emma

Area construction manager

Man in front of control panel

Jobs at Hinkley Point C

We're going to need a lot of talented people to help bring this important project to life.

Men working in a nuclear power plant

Jobs at EDF Energy

Interested in working at EDF Energy? Find out about our graduate programmes, apprenticeships, internships and current vacancies.

Picture of a young girl making notes from an EDF Energy information poster at at a science festival

Hinkley educational programme

It's called Inspire, and it's an innovative programme of fun, educational activities and events for young people and teachers in Somerset.

Stogursey village

Hinkley Point C community hub

Visit our community hub to find out what's going on at Hinkley Point C.

Picture of a map showing Hinkley Point C location

Nuclear New Build projects

We believe that nuclear energy is key to a low-carbon energy future, which are committed to building the power plants of tomorrow.