EDF Energy recognises that there is a skills gap in the UK. To plug the gap we are working hard in Somerset in two key areas: training and education.
This will help to encourage local people to be recruited to new jobs, associated with Hinkley Point C. About 5,000 Somerset people will work on the site during construction, with up to 1,250 people from the county employed at any one time.
Two new national training centres are planned in the UK - with one at Bridgwater College in Somerset. These investments in Somerset will be made in phases in tandem with the development of the project, should the new power station be built.
Through these projects, we are looking to create training and employment opportunities for local community involvement in the power station for generations to come.
We are working with JobCentrePlus to offer training to people who are unemployed and would like to find out about the opportunities available at Hinkley Point C. We have started a pilot scheme so if you live in the area and want to find out about the construction vacancies available, please visit your local JobCentrePlus.
For an overview of the work EDF Energy is carrying out in relation to education, jobs and skills please click through to the following leaflet