• 25,000 job opportunities and 1,000 apprentices will be created during the station’s construction.

  • Sizewell C will be part of an industry which supports 160,000 jobs, directly and indirectly.

  • The project aims to spend up to 70% of construction value in the UK and it will support over 2,500 businesses across the country.

  • The Sizewell C Holding Company could be majority owned by British investors.

Sizewell C will provide thousands of British jobs

After construction, 900 highly skilled staff will operate Sizewell C. At least £125 million per year will enter the local economy during construction and £40 million per year during the 60 years of operation.

3,000 UK companies, including nearly 700 East Anglian firms, built Sizewell B during the 1980s and up to 1995. We want to continue the tradition of British companies, especially those from the East of England, winning contracts to work on the construction of our next new power station, Sizewell C.

Over 1,400 East Anglian companies are registered on the Sizewell C online supply chain portal: www.sizewellcsupplychain.co.uk

The portal is a product of the partnership between Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and EDF. When invitations to tender for contracts are announced, this is the place where they are posted. The Chamber has a team dedicated to preparing East Anglian companies for opportunities at Sizewell C.

This means more jobs and opportunities for local people to train, learn new skills and develop a sustainable career. Our priority is helping local communities get ready for the opportunities from Sizewell C. Many people who responded to our consultations stated that young people must have access to the benefits the project will create. As a result, we are stepping up our work with local education and training providers.

Hinkley Point C: Built in Britain

Sizewell C will follow in the footsteps of the Hinkley Point C project, which has already smashed its target of spending £1.5 billion with businesses in the South West, five years ahead of schedule. 

Huge economic benefits for Suffolk and the East of England

  • Around £1.5 billion will be spent in the Suffolk region during the construction phase.
  • The project will make an estimated lifetime contribution of £4 billion to the regional economy.
  • During the construction phase around a third of the Sizewell C workforce will come from the local area.
  • 900 high-skilled jobs will be based in Suffolk once the plant is operational.
  • The project is working with local charities to ensure the widest possible access to jobs and is funding local initiatives to promote social mobility.

Neighbourhood Fund

The Sizewell C Neighbourhood Fund has been established to strengthen links with the local communities around the Sizewell C development site.

Operating power station, Sizewell B, has a long-standing annual community fund of £10,000 which is spread across the year on projects which benefit local people.

The Sizewell C fund also makes £10,000 available for projects that are within a 10-mile radius of the proposed development site. 

The Sizewell C Neighbourhood Fund will open for applications in 2020:

  • On 31 March until 29 May
  • On 28 August until 30 October

 


 

Previous recipients

Organisation:Funding provided for:
Aldeburgh Rugby ClubStart up support for newly formed women’s contact rugby development squad, the East Suffolk Saxons
Art for Cure “Glorious Glemham” BallGlemham Hall. Raising funds for breast cancer charities in Suffolk
Benhall & Sternfield Memorial ShowAnnual local community summer event
Blythburgh Archaeology GroupEducational programme, professional supervision for local schoolchildren digging 12 test pits and assessing finds for reporting
Butley Flower ShowGrand draw prize donation
Deben Swimming ClubNew up to date club swim manager software
Friends of Alde Valley AcademyDisplay boards used for annual public art exhibition to showcase artistic talent from Leiston Schools
Leiston Film TheatreLocal community pantomime, Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Leiston United ChurchChristmas Community Fair and festival of Christmas carols, songs and music with the Royal British Legion Band of Leiston
Saxmundham Town CouncilAnnual Christmas event
Sizewell Sports & Social ClubLeiston Annual Family Fun day
The Rose & Sweet William Club70th Anniversary Celebrations for the club
Ufford/Wickham Market Community First RespondersEmergency equipment – defibrillator
Yoxwood Community Woodland ProjectPlanting additional wild flower meadow to existing Yoxwood project

Project timeline

  1. Statement of community consultation

  2. Stage 1 consultation

  3. Updated statement of community consultation

  4. Stage 2 consultation

  5. Stage 3 consultation

  6. Stage 4 consultation 

  7. Review of Stage 4 responses 

  8. Application submission (CURRENT STAGE)

  9. Decision

  10. Construction

  11. Operation

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You can contact the Sizewell C project team by any of the following methods:

Call us on FREEPHONE 0800 197 6102 (Open 9.30am - 5.00pm on weekdays and 9am - 12pm on Saturdays)

Write to us at FREEPOST SZC CONSULTATION (no stamp or further address required).

Visit us at the Sizewell C Information Office, 48-50 High Street, Leiston IP16 4EW.

Email us at info@sizewellc.co.uk

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