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Latest figures from Hinkley Point C in Somerset, show the huge economic benefits Sizewell C could bring to the East of England, including thousands of contracts for local companies, higher local incomes and greater social mobility.
The Hinkley Point C Socio-Economic Impact Report shows the UK's first new nuclear power station since Sizewell B has already delivered £4.1 billion to the South West economy against an original target of £1.5billion. The project is also helping to level up the region by boosting wages and local productivity.
The latest findings at HPC show that:
John Dugmore, Chief Executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, said:
"These latest figures from Hinkley Point C show what we can achieve here in Suffolk and East Anglia regarding supply chain opportunities to support economic growth. Our Supply Chain engagement team are working with almost 2000 businesses, who are eager to get started, to get them fit and ready to seize the huge supply chain opportunities that the Sizewell C project will bring to our region."
Terry Baxter, CEO Inspire Suffolk, said:
"Sizewell C will be a catalyst for positive change for some of our most vulnerable young people in the region. The project is already delivering a boost in skills and training with us at Inspire Suffolk and young people tell us they want a chance to do more with Sizewell C."
Sizewell C has been putting plans in place to make sure skills are developed locally so that as many people as possible can benefit from the opportunities on offer if the project is given the go ahead.
The project will create 1,500 apprenticeships and is carrying out another round of recruitment with assessments taking place at East Coast College this week. Apprentices from Lowestoft and Ipswich have been working for Sizewell C's key contractor Doosan Babcock since last year.
Agreements are now in place between Sizewell C and all Further Education Colleges in the county, including the University of Suffolk.
Humphrey Cadoux Hudson, Sizewell C Managing Director, said:
"Hinkley Point C is a fantastic project which, as well as securing our future energy needs, is helping to transform lives today. We want to do the same at Sizewell C which is why we are putting in the effort before construction to help prepare the local workforce and supply chain so they can benefit from the opportunities that lie ahead. Just like our sister project in Somerset, Sizewell C will deliver well paid employment and a boost in education leaving a legacy of skills for the region for decades to come."
Sizewell C has already:
Joshua Wilkins is a Sizewell C Project Controls Apprentice who joined the programme in 2019 after studying STEM subjects at East Norfolk Sixth Form College has just returned to Suffolk after spending two years working on Hinkley Point C. Joshua is following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father who both worked on the construction of Sizewell B: "I have learnt so much at Hinkley Point C and am ready for the next stage of my apprenticeship here at Sizewell C. It is great to be back home too."
Joshua Wilkins, Sizewell C Project Controls Apprentice
"I am a project controls apprentice for Sizewell C. It's a three-year apprenticeship which I started at Hinkley Point C in Somerset and am completing in Suffolk with Sizewell C. Before I joined the project I studied Level 2 and Level 3 courses in science, IT, maths and game development and engineering at East Norfolk Sixth Form College. The 3D modelling and code development in gaming has been really useful for working on the 4D design of Hinkley Point C. My family recommended the apprenticeship to me as both my dad and grandad worked on the construction of Sizewell B. I am learning so much and really enjoy combining learning with on the job experience."
Will Rushbrook, Kickstart placement with Sizewell C
"This placement with Sizewell C has lined up the rest of my career. I joined Sizewell C after completing my A-Levels in Maths, Chemistry and Physics at Farlingaye High School in Woodbridge. The placement has given me experience and connections in the business I want to work in before I start my Physics degree in Bristol later this year. I first found out about all the opportunities with the project when I came for a work experience placement at Sizewell B when I was 15, this really opened my eyes to careers in the nuclear industry."
Cody Lucas, Sizewell C Welding Apprentice
Cody was studying a Level 3 qualifications in welding at the East Coast College Lowestoft campus, when he secured an apprenticeship with Doosan Babcock which will see him start at Hinkley Point C before returning to Suffolk to work at Sizewell C.
"It is an opportunity of a lifetime to work at Hinkley Point C and then come back home to Suffolk as a qualified welder to work at Sizewell C. I was over the moon when I got the phone call to say I got on the apprenticeship."
The Sizewell C consortium has committed to invest £4.4 billion in the East of England with £2bn spent in Suffolk alone.
Sizewell C is to start formal negotiations this month with Essex & Suffolk Water, part of Northumbrian Water Limited, to help fund the construction of a new water main for the region. The 28km...
Sizewell C aims to power its water desalination plant with zero carbon electricity from Sizewell B in a further move to make construction of the nuclear plant in Suffolk as green as possible. The...
Sizewell C has published details of the non-executive directors who’ve been appointed to support the project as it continues its development and prepares for full construction. The non-executives will provide the project, led by...
More Suffolk communities are on the verge of getting ultrafast, ultra-reliable full fibre broadband, after a deal agreed between Sizewell C and Openreach saw work begin on building a new fibre connection in and...
Three sites at local ports have been secured for use by Sizewell C as the project prepares for the start of construction. The move will help deliver the project’s transport strategy which will see...
Sizewell C have revamped and relaunched the public Works Tracker as part of our commitment to providing clear and accessible information to the local community. The Works Tracker, which has been available since the...