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Socio-economic Impact Report

Hinkley Point C is vital in the fight against climate change and ensuring energy security but it also proves that the transition to net-zero can also deliver huge social and economic benefits, changing lives and communities for the better.

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30,000 training places available between now and Hinkley Point C's completion

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19,250 jobs created directly on-site so far 

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1,131 apprentices trained on the project to date


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£24 Million invested directly into education, skills and employment 

Find out more about members of the team who have taken advantage of the huge opportunities available

Meet Honey

Honey is one of the 1,000 apprentices working on site to help deliver Britains first new nuclear power station in a generation.

Meet Nicola

Since opening in 2020, more than 500 welders have been trained at the Welding Centre of Excellence.

Meet Duncan

Hinkley Point C’s commitment to providing as much local and national benefit as possible is making a difference. 64% of the value of the project will go to UK-based businesses.

We have worked hard to maximise the opportunities for people and businesses in Somerset and across the whole country. Our new training centres will offer 30,000 places so that more people can join us as we reach the peak period of construction. The project will help them get better jobs and skills, benefiting them, their families and the communities they live in.

Stuart Crooks CBE,
Managing Director, Hinkley Point C
Image of Stuart Crooks on the Hinkley Point C site.

Find out more about the team and how they have found work in building one of the UK’s most important infrastructure projects

Hinkley Point C is supporting our vision is for Somerset to be the centre of the globally significant clean growth region in the South West of England. Clean growth means recognising our climate emergency and addressing this through clean energy generation, clean transport, decarbonisation of industry, and attracting business opportunities which help to reduce carbon emissions and which benefit from our established expertise, innovation and infrastructure.

Paula Hewitt,
Deputy Chief Executive at Somerset County Council

Read the 2023 Hinkley Point C Socio-economic Impact Report

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Hinkley Point C

We are building two new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point C in Somerset, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK, providing low-carbon electricity for around six million homes.

Sizewell C

Sizewell C, a proposed new nuclear power station in Suffolk, has the potential to generate the reliable low-carbon electricity the country needs for decades to come.

Built in Britain

Want to know more about the Hinkley Point C contracts that have been awarded in your area? Use our interactive map to explore our supply chain across the UK.

Contact us

The best way to contact us about Hinkley Point C is by completing our online enquiry form. You can also call us on 0333 009 7070 (24 hour free phone number).

For EDF's 24/7 media enquiry line call 01452 652233.

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