Education leaders from across Suffolk and Norfolk came together this week to plan the courses that will help local people get work at the planned power station.
In a workshop held at the Sizewell visitor centre the group discussed the roles needed to build Sizewell C and learnt about progress at the Sizewell C sister project Hinkley Point C.
The Somerset construction site has more than 4,500 workers on site and already has more than 400 apprentices. More than half are from the local region. They also heard from Mark Lewis who recruits for the project’s supply chain in the South West. Mark told the group: “We need your help to to develop and deliver a competent workforce and provide opportunity for local people to gain new careers and skills.”
Jim Crawford, Sizewell C project development director said: “We want to maximise the opportunities Sizewell C offers the local area. We will continue to work closely with schools, colleges and other local education and training providers to make sure local people get the chance to take part in this project.”
About the workforce for Sizewell C
Sizewell C will need up to 6,100 workers to build the power station (5,600 on main site and 600 on associated developments).
Once Sizewell C is operating it will need 900 people to work at the station, powering 6 million homes. Its reliable low carbon power will play a major role in fighting climate change and helping the country cut its emissions.
Working with its supply chain Sizewell C aims to create at least 1,000 apprenticeships.