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Hinkley Support Operative Bronze Technical Skills Bootcamp

Job Category:  Other
Contract Partner Company:  Jobs Service
Employing Company:  HPC / EDF

The HPC Jobs Service supports local people into exciting, long-term careers across our Project.






Hinkley Support Operative Bronze Technical Skills Bootcamp


Somerton, Exeter, Bridgwater 

January, February, March 2022 


Application Closing Date: 16th December 2021 






Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.


They are being developed by the Government as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs, in partnership with employers, providers and local authorities, to help people develop the skills that are in demand in their local area and get a better job.


Our training providers are working in partnership with Somerset County Council and EDF in launching a brand-new Technical Skills Bootcamp for Hinkley Support Operatives (Bronze) Programme allowing people to gain the skills to work on the Hinkley Point C Project in West Somerset: part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs, for people based in the West of England.




Skills Bootcamp – EDF Hinkley Support Operative (Bronze)


Hinkley Point C 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 Hinkley Support Operative Bronze programme is a pre-employment course, that will present a starting platform for those who wish to not only work on the Hinkley Point C project, but also create opportunity for future skills and career development through apprenticeship routes and future bootcamp opportunities whilst working on the project.


Upon completion of the Hinkley Support Operative Bronze Programme, all applicants will be interviewed for potential Engineering Construction roles working on site at Hinkley Point C and with local employers.






The Hinkley Support Operative Bronze Technical Skills Bootcamp comprises of:


 Week 1

  • Pre-employment course including “Hinkley Point C Ready” tailored for working in Nuclear environments such as Hinkley Point C



Week 2-3

  • Manual Handling
  • Working Safely with Hand and Power Tools
  • Confined Space Training
  • Working at Heights
  • Abrasive Wheels
  • CCNSG (Client Contractor National Safety Group)
  • Fire Watching
  • Interviews with Hinkley Point C project contractors for potential roles on the Hinkley Point C Project and local employers



This programme is funded by the National Skills Fund through Somerset County Council and has been devised in conjunction with employers to meet their recruitment needs 



What happens next? 


Upon receiving your application, Hinkley Point C Jobs Service will pass your details on to one of our thee 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, age 19 years+ 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.