25 May 18
Hinkley Point C

Hinkley Point C project reaches 250 apprentices

Today Business Secretary, Greg Clark, Energy Minister, Richard Harrington, and French Ambassador, Jean-Pierre Jouyet, met some of the 250 apprentices who have worked on the Hinkley Point C project so far.

Stuart Crooks, Managing Director of Hinkley Point C, said: “The project is making great progress and is on track to hit its first major milestone on time next year. It is already making a significant positive impact on British industry, employment and skills and I am delighted that we have already seen our 250th apprentice join the team. We are developing talent which will have a long-term benefit for industry and the UK’s industrial capacity and we are determined to deliver the low-carbon energy Britain needs, with a relentless focus on quality.”

> Read the press release issued by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

> Read some case studies from a few of our 250 apprentices

For more information

Gordon Bell
Senior External Communications Manager – Nuclear New Build
(T) 01278 484 032
(M) 07843 218 088
gordon.2.bell@edf-energy.com

About EDF

EDF is helping Britain achieve Net Zero by leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future and tackling climate change. We're Britain’s biggest generator of zero-carbon electricity(1), meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers with electricity and gas.

With around 5 million accounts, EDF is one of the largest suppliers to British homes and businesses and a leading supplier of innovative energy solutions that are helping businesses become more energy independent. All of our home and small business customers get energy tariffs backed by zero-carbon electricity as standard.

We generate low carbon electricity from eight nuclear power stations, more than thirty onshore wind farms and two offshore wind farms, and operate one of Britain’s biggest battery storage units, one gas and one coal power station, thousands of EV charge-points, and combined heat and power plants. Wind, nuclear and solar all produce electricity that is zero carbon at the point of generation and have similar emissions over the build, run and retire lifecycles.

EDF is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, and is leading the development of plans for a replica at Sizewell C in Suffolk. Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C will provide low carbon electricity to meet 14% of UK demand and power around 12 million homes. 

EDF is one of the UK’s largest investors in renewables, with 1GW of renewable generation in operation and over 4GW in construction, planning and development across a range of technologies including onshore and offshore wind, solar and battery storage. We are constructing our largest offshore wind farm in Britain – the 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe project in Scotland which will be ready in 2023.

Our energy services business, Imtech, is one of the largest technical service providers in the UK and Ireland.

EDF is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK we employ around 13,000 people.