The Hinkley Point C project will provide 7% of the UK’s generation needs, create thousands of jobs and bring lasting benefits to the UK economy

Why Hinkley Point C is good for our economy

  • The construction and operation of Hinkley Point C will create 25,000 employment opportunities and aims to create 1,000 apprenticeships

  • More than 60% of the project’s construction value is predicted to go to UK companies

  • Later projects will benefit from the skills gained from the construction of Hinkley Point C

  • Additional benefits will be seen in the supply chain and from the planning and regulatory precedents set

Why Hinkley Point C is good for action on climate change

  • Nuclear is the only proven low-carbon option for providing the predictable electricity generation the UK needs
  • It will provide 7% of the UK’s generation needs whilst minimising carbon output
  • The electricity generated from Hinkley Point C will avoid 9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year, which is 600 million tonnes over its 60 year lifespan
Watch video: Hinkley Point C Apprenticeship Case Study: Becky Tanner

We’re building a workforce of the future

The Hinkley Point C project is committed to maximising opportunities for young people to create a sustainable legacy for the future,

Jobs on the project

Find out more about the 25,000 new employment opportunities that will be created over the construction period.


The Hinkley Point C project presents a wealth of benefits and opportunities for the people of Somerset - and beyond.

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What's going on in the local area?

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