Frequently asked questions about Hinkley Point C

What is Hinkley Point C?

Hinkley Point C is a new Power Station under construction by EDF Energy in Bridgwater, Somerset.

Two nuclear reactors are being constructed, this is the first of a new generation of power stations that provide low-carbon electricity to the United Kingdom. Hinkley Point C will provide this low-carbon energy to over 6 million UK homes.

Hinkley Point B, which is still operating today, started generating power back in 1976. It was the first Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor in the United Kingdom.

Today, Hinkley Point B employs 535 full-time EDF Energy workers with over 220 contract partners.

Hinkley Point A was decommissioned in 2000 after providing the UK with nuclear power since 1965.

 

When does Hinkley Point C open?

Construction of Hinkley Point C has started. It’s expected to start generating power by 2025.

 

How can I find out about available Hinkley Point C job roles?

You can contact our Woking team to find out about roles available at Hinkley Point C, send us your CV using the form below.

One of our team members will get back to you as soon as a suitable vacancy at Hinkley Point C becomes available.

Alternatively, call us on 01483 302 133 to discuss your options.

 

Do I need previous experience in the nuclear industry to apply for a job at Hinkley Point C?

The nuclear new-build sector has a lot more to offer than just nuclear engineering roles.

In the current nuclear new-build market, there are several varied roles required including logistics, construction and planning.

 

Who manages Hinkley Point?

EDF Energy manages all existing Hinkley Point power stations.

Several engineering and construction companies will be involved in its construction.

 

Where is Hinkley Point?

EDF’s nuclear power stations are located in Bridgwater, Somerset.

 

Where can I find more information about relocating to Bridgwater?

Our free Somerset relocation guide is available to download, the guide includes a project overview, key locations, amenities, transport and places of interest.

 

When did construction start on Hinkley Point C?

Construction of Hinkley Point C started in June 2016 following approval by the European Commission in October 2014.

 

Why is Hinkley Point being built?

The Government has committed to reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 80% by 2025, this is in comparison to the emission levels of 1990.

The electricity that will be generated by Hinkley Point will help support the Government’s emission reduction targets.

Nuclear power is a low-carbon alternative to generating electricity that will support the government’s decarbonisation target.

 

Can we visit the Hinkley Point?

The Hinkley Point visitor centre, located in Angel Place Shopping Centre in Bridgwater, is open for you to visit between 09.00 and 16.00 Monday to Friday, 09.00 – 13.00 on Saturdays.

If you would like to book a tour of Hinkley Point B power station or for more information, please contact the Visitor Centre by either telephone or e-mail.

Visitors are welcome to the power station, opening times are 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday and 9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays.

Visitors can pre-book a tour of Hinkley Point B. Contact the visitor centre for more information.

Public tours are occasionally available, contact the Hinkley Point visitor centre in Bridgwater for more information.

A public information centre is being planned for Hinkley Point C.

 

Hinkley Point C – Video Guide

 

 

About NRL

NRL has a wealth of experience in the nuclear sector.

We work with many of the leading companies in the nuclear industry, recruiting thousands of workers for sites across the United Kingdom.

 

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