Prepare for your future with Young SZC

Are you aged 16-21 and living in Suffolk or Norfolk?

Young SZC will focus upon delivering information and access to the many career and apprenticeship opportunities across the region.

This involves employment in Suffolk and Norfolk, as well as information and updates on the future Sizewell C project. 

We are working with our partners in the region to help create opportunities for young people even before construction at Sizewell C gets underway. 

Not sure what you want to do yet – or what you’re good at? No problem – we’ll help you identify your skills and become the best version of yourself.

Whether you’re still at school or college, in or out of the workplace, we want to help you fast-track your future.

Join the programme

Sign up now to get the latest news from Young SZC.

We’ll make sure you’re the first to hear about upcoming events and opportunities across Suffolk and Norfolk. We’ll share useful tips and advice – on things like putting together your CV or identifying what you’re good at.

And, over time, we’ll be able to offer exclusive access to events and online skills programmes, to enable you to work out what you enjoy doing and help you make decisions on your future career. 

Check out our podcast!

We’ve teamed up with Take Your Place - Neaco for another interesting podcast episode. This time, we hear from Cerise an apprentice at Hinkley Point C and Poppy an apprentice at Sizewell B, and get an insight into what it’s really like to do degree apprenticeships in nuclear engineering and commercial management. 
You can catch our previous podcast with Head of HR Rachel Kerry here to learn about how we aim to create 1,500 apprentices during the construction of Sizewell C.

Visit our virtual careers exhibition

Browse through some of the job roles that will become available and find out where you can study to learn the skills we need.

Employment & training prospectus 2021

Download our prospectus to find out more about careers at Sizewell C.

Energy Challenge

Creating an energy mix that meets demand, is affordable AND clean is not easy. Take on our Energy Challenge in our Energy Mixer game and see if you can get us to Net Zero.

Looking for career ideas?  Icanbea… may be able to help.  You can play the careers wizard to link your interests and skills to jobs that suit you, take a 360° virtual tour of local companies, find live job vacancies, follow and like the industries and companies that interest you the most, create your own ‘My Page’ tailored to your preferences and much more…

The Source’ for Young People in Suffolk - Information, advice and support for young people in Suffolk. Get help with your learning choices, finding work or training, health, relationships, finance and much more.

What is Sizewell C?

Sizewell C is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for people in the East of England – and if planning permission for the power station is granted, it could be your springboard into a rewarding future career.

Sizewell C will be a virtual replica of Hinkley Point C which is now under construction in Somerset. It’ll supply low-carbon electricity to six million homes. Provide jobs for 900 people. And make a long-lasting positive difference to the economy in the region.

What does Young SZC offer me?

Watch video: Training and development opportunities for apprentices at Hinkley Point C

Young SZC is based on our sister programme, Young HPC, in Somerset. This hugely popular skills programme has benefitted hundreds of young people in the area local to Hinkley Point C (HPC):

  1. More than 1,400 members of the programme

  2. More than 600 apprentices so far at HPC

Listen to Jacob, an apprentice joiner from Bridgwater on the Hinkley Point C project, talk about its positive legacy and the learning and career opportunities it has given him   

I think the HPC project will leave a massive legacy on the local community. The amount of investment that's been put into it from the parks, to the housing, to the economy. It's totally different to what it was when I was younger.

Jacob, apprentice joiner

How Young SZC could help you

Meet Beth, a 4th Year Apprentice at Sizewell B

“I knew I didn’t want to go to university after my A-Levels. I liked the idea of hands-on learning so began to look at apprenticeships.”

Beth studied for her GCSE’s at Westbourne Academy in Ipswich and went on to study Maths, Biology and Politics A-Levels at Colchester Sixth Form College. 

Beth is now in her final year of an engineering apprenticeship at Sizewell B. She would like to secure a job as a Technician when she completes her apprenticeship. Beth has a long rewarding career ahead of her.

Want to develop your skills?

Our sister programme, Young HPC, has created a digital toolbox to help you identify your skills and behaviours. Identify ways to develop and demonstrate these. And put together some practical tips and templates to help you build your own ‘toolkit’.

Whether you’re putting together a CV for the first time. Preparing for an online interview or assessment centre. Or are a newbie to apprenticeships and want to learn everything there is to know about them. Find everything you need to become the best version of yourself in the Young HPC digital toolbox.

A day in the life of an EDF apprentice

What's it like to be part of one of Europe's biggest construction projects?

Join Caitlin, a Quantity Surveying Apprentice, for a day in the life of an apprentice at Hinkley Point C.

Take a tour of Sizewell B nuclear power station

Ever wondered what it's like inside a nuclear power station? Join Graduate Apprentice Poppy Able on a tour of Sizewell B power station.

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.

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