Build your career at Sizewell C

Sizewell C is a new nuclear power station proposed to be built on the Suffolk coast and we want to maximise the benefits of the project for the local area. That means more jobs, more local business contracts, and more opportunities for local people to train, learn new skills, benefit from the project and develop a sustainable career.

During the early years of the project we will need civil construction workers including plant operators, labourers, scaffolders, steel fixers, welders, carpenters and concrete specialists. We will also need a range of roles to support the construction, including project managers, bus drivers and caterers to feed our growing workforce. 

Civil construction activity would peak half way through year five of the project, with up to 3,600 civil construction workers needed to help build the power station. At this point we could also require over 1,500 management roles and 550 support roles

Following the peak of civil construction work, those roles will start to reduce and be replaced by Mechanical, Electrical and Heating (MEH) specialists. The peak of this work will happen during years seven and eight of the project and we estimate we will require up to 3,300 MEH roles on site at this time. 

From year eight onwards there is a steady increase in operational roles required to run the power station. Once Sizewell C is complete, 900 skilled operational roles will be required.

The Sizewell C project is currently in the planning stage. Complete the 'Register your interest' form to be kept up-to-date on the project's progress and alerted when jobs become available.

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Jobs available throughout the build

Case studies

Whether you want to manage the logistics of a complex construction project or operate some of the biggest cranes in the world, Sizewell C would bring plenty of opportunities for you to carve out your career.

Amy Scone

“I’m happy because I’ve got skills that I’d never have got before. I can stand out from the crowd and I’m proud to say what I do."

When Amy Scone signed up for one of Bylor’s lifting apprenticeships at Hinkley Point C, she didn’t even know if she liked heights. Now she can regularly be seen 40 metres above ground level getting in the 1,000 hours on the tower cranes she needs to get her ‘blue card’ qualification.

Amy, who lives locally, was previously cleaning the Hinkley Point C Park and Ride sites. Looking for something “a little bit different” she got chatting to members of the Bylor Lifting team during a recruitment drive at the Somerset Energy Innovation Centre.

Now, six months into her 18-month apprenticeship, Amy has already progressed to her role as Relief Driver and does a couple of climbs a day up tower cranes on site. The next step is to operate her own!

Sam Shaw

“It’s changed everything for me. I’m more motivated and that has filtered through to everyday life. I bought a house last year so in the evenings I work on that and I study."

After 10 years as a bricklayer, Sam Shaw, Commercial Apprentice at Hinkley Point C, wanted to move into a managerial role. Nothing came of it until he spotted his current role on a job advertisement website and decided to go for it, even though he was worried he didn’t have the skills to be a quantity surveyor at that time.

“They’re often called the ‘guys who count the bricks’, but it’s a lot more than that. It’s basically contract management dealing with the monetary side of things. And I wasn’t sure I could do it.

“The idea of a degree was galaxies away from what I thought I’d do. Now I’m three years into my five-year degree apprenticeship. I recently passed my HNC in Construction and the Built Environment and am starting my BSc in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management. It’s crazy!

“People used to talk about the opportunities here, the job security, pensions and how well you’re looked after and I never thought I’d have any of that. I’m still in the same industry but the job is completely different."

Manon Kinchin

“I chose the nuclear industry because it would give me the hands on experience I wanted. I believe it is the most interesting industry in today’s modern society.”

Manon joined Sizewell B as an Engineering Maintenance Apprentice and following her graduation is now a Process Computing Engineer. The role of a Process Computing Engineer involves complex fault finding, ensuring that the primary safety system is well maintained and that documents are kept up to date.

Katie Bannister

“The Visitor Centre is a great way for people to meet Sizewell employees and to see and experience the business first hand.”

Before joining EDF Energy’s graduate program, Katie studied a Master’s in Chemical Engineering with Industrial Experience at Manchester University and taught Maths and Physics in a secondary school for two years. She joined the nuclear industry following a work experience placement with EDF Energy’s Nuclear New Build business.

Now a qualified Reactor Operator at Sizewell B nuclear power station, Katie’s role is integral in keeping the lights on! 

She advises anyone interested in working in the industry to visit one of the operating power stations.

 

Gary Jackman

“I chose to work in the nuclear industry to be able to do my bit towards having a positive impact on climate change and to ensure the lights are kept on all year round.”

Gary joined the EDF Energy Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship in 2015 and is completing his training on site at Sizewell B. A typical day for Gary involves routine maintenance of electrical equipment such as the switchgear, actuators, motor checks, transformers and occasionally fault finding jobs associated with equipment control circuits.

Finn Cavanagh

“I enjoy everything about it! It’s great going out with drivers and supporting deliveries. I also love learning about construction and it’s exciting to be part of building Hinkley Point C.”

From picking orders to liaising with carriers, Finn Cavanagh enjoys everything about his job as General Storeman with Bylor at Hinkley Point C. It’s Finn’s first permanent role and he landed it after doing work experience in Bylor’s stores as part of EDF Energy’s supported traineeship programme.

Finn said: “My experience is in football refereeing, which I did during college for three years, before I got involved with the traineeship programme. On the programme, we practised important skills like teamwork, problem solving and using initiative. I’ve definitely used and developed all of these working in the stores.

“We were given lots of support with job applications and interviews while we were on the programme. I applied for work experience with Bylor, got it and the job came from there.

Routes to employment

The wide range of roles required to build a nuclear power station means that whatever your background, age, or qualification there is a way for you to access a career.

  • Apprenticeships
  • Internships
  • Traineeships
  • Higher Education

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Job families

The opportunities available during the build of a nuclear powerstation don’t stop at just construction – there’s everything!

Explore the wide range of roles that at currently available at Sizewell C's sister project, Hinkley Point C, which is currently under construction.

Sizewell C has the potential to change the lives of thousands of people in Suffolk and East Anglia for the better, by providing jobs and helping to develop careers. We are working hard to make those jobs accessible to people across the region – and have already taken steps to reach rural areas and the larger centres of Ipswich and Lowestoft.

The launch of community hubs with Inspire Suffolk and Access Community Trust will ensure that local people from right across Suffolk can access well paid employment and develop their careers during the construction and operation of Sizewell C.

Not sure what you want to do?

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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

Contact us

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

For media enquiries, email media@edfenergy.com.

EDF

Question 1 Where would you most like to work?

Question 2 Which do you think looks the coolest?

Question 3 Pick a social network.

Question 4 which emoji best describes you?

  • Surfer girl
  • Running girl
  • LOL face
  • Lightbulb
  • Sleepy face
  • Peace sign

Question 5 where would you like to live?

  • Hollywood
  • London
  • Paris
  • Space
  • Sydney
  • Capetown

Question 6 which question would you most like the answer to?

  • Maths equation
  • How do you launch a rocket
  • What’s DNA
  • What’s debugging
  • What’s an electron
  • Why doesn’t a bridge collapse
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Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

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Architect

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Electrical engineer

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