Hinkley Support Operative Bronze, Flexible Delivery

Job Category:  Other
Contract Partner Company:  Train4All
Employing Company:  Train4All

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Hinkley Support Operative Bronze Level Training, Flexible Delivery Model 

Venues: Train4All, Somerton, Somerset 

Attendance: Flexible delivery over 5 weeks, including weekends and evenings.  

When: Starting July 2023




4 week Programme blended between online and Face: Face Learning at the TRAIN4ALL Academy in Somerton. 


Induction Week, Flexible and Remote learning 

Week 1 - Saturday & Sunday 09:00am - 16:00pm, Tuesday. Wednesday & Thursday 18:00 -21:00pm. 

Week 2 - Saturday 09:00am - 16:00pm, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 18:00pm - 21:00pm 

Week 3 - Saturday 09:00am - 16:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 18:00pm - 21:00pm. 

Week 4 - Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 18:00pm - 21:00pm. 




Week 1 

  • Tuesday 4th – Friday 7th July:  Induction & learning via flexible remote delivery. The first week of flexible remote learning will cover the course Induction, basic Initial Assessment.  The Manual handling and Firewatcher units will be covered via digital learning and a quiz.   This should take no longer than 3 hours home learning.


All dates are then Face-to-Face Learning at the Centre in Somerton:

  • Saturday 8th July 9am – 4pm
  • Sunday 9th July 9am – 4pm


Week 2

  • Tuesday 11th July 6pm – 9pm
  • Wednesday 12th July 6pm – 9pm
  • Thursday 13th July 6pm – 9pm
  • Saturday 15th July 9am – 4pm


Week 3

  • Tuesday 18th July 6pm – 9pm
  • Wednesday 19th July 6pm – 9pm
  • Thursday 20th July 6pm – 9pm
  • Saturday 22nd July 9am – 4pm


Week 4

  • Tuesday 25th July 6pm – 9pm
  • Wednesday 26th July 6pm – 9pm
  • Thursday 27th July 6pm – 9pm


Week 5

  • Tuesday 1st August 6pm – 9pm
  • Wednesday 2nd August 6pm – 9pm
  • Thursday 3rd August 6pm – 9pm

EDF Hinkley Support Operative (HSO) Bronze 
Hinkley Point C (HPC) is the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK in over 20 years.  Hinkley Point C will provide low-carbon electricity for around 6 million homes, create thousands of jobs, and bring lasting benefits to the UK economy. Construction and operation of Hinkley Point C will create 25,000 employment opportunities and up to 1,000 apprenticeships.


The introduction of the Hinkley Point Support Operative Bronze training programme is as a result of EDF’s commitment to maximise opportunities to bring in new entrants and apprentices, develop their skills and replenish the UK Engineering Construction skills base.

Why HSO Bronze? 
The Hinkley Support Operative Bronze training programme is for those interested in working at HPC in support roles. The programme is also designed to create potential opportunity for future skills and career development through a craft apprenticeship and recognised training routes whilst  working on the project or within the wider industry. During 2022, there will initially be a small number of job opportunities with the MEH Alliance (MEHA) for people who successfully complete the HSO Bronze programme (subject to workforce demand) in roles such as General Operatives, Scaffold Labourer, Coatings Labourer and General Storesperson.


On completion of this HPC recognised ‘pre-employment’ training programme (HSO Bronze), The MEHA will guarantee you an interview for a potential job opportunity at HPC. Once employed in a support role at HPC, you will develop basic skills and develop your understanding of working on such a large and unique construction site. After gaining a minimum of 8-10 weeks’ experience and have demonstrated the ability to progress, you will have the opportunity to apply for bespoke engineering construction training programmes that will further develop your understanding of the project and prepare you to apply for available craft Apprenticeships 

Other job roles with mechanical, civil or site operations contractors are available on the HPC Jobs Service now. Applications from individuals successfully completing the HSO Bronze training programme with skills, knowledge and experience that matches other roles, will be highlighted by the HPC Jobs Service to employers and recruiting managers. 

What will I learn on the Hinkley Support Operative Bronze programme? 
• Working in Engineering Construction including “Hinkley Point C Ready” a tailored unit to prepare you for working in Nuclear environments such as Hinkley Point C
• CCNSG (Client Contractor National Safety Group) – a 2 day basic mandatory H&S certificate for all staff, engineers, contractors, sub-contractors and site personnel working in the engineering construction industry and installation and maintenance sectors. 

The course focuses on the core topics of Health and Safety and Environmental Awareness.
• ECITB accredited safety training in:
o Manual Handling
o Working Safely with Hand and Power Tools
o Confined Space Training
o Working at Heights
o Abrasive Wheels
o Fire Watching


What happens next? 
Upon receiving your application, the Hinkley Point C Jobs Service will pass your details on to one of our chosen training providers, who will be in contact for a brief INFORMATION, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE session before confirming a place on the programme. 


If you are a UK resident, wishing to register for free technical skills training please register your interest by clicking the apply now button.



For this role you must have evidence of right to work in the UK. As a project, we do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.