Project Controls Apprenticeship – Hinkley Point C

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£15,000 (First-year basic pay whihc grows with experience)
15 Dec 2020
24 Jan 2021
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Project Controls Apprenticeship – Hinkley Point C

A career that will deliver change. Together, we can help Britain achieve net zero.

During your apprenticeship you’ll be looking to make an impact – using your skills, knowledge and passion to achieve great things. So how about taking on the challenge of beating climate change?

Being Britain’s biggest generator of low carbon electricity, EDF are not only talking about climate change, we’re doing something about it. We’re committed to reducing carbon emissions to zero, generating power from clean sources like wind, nuclear and solar, leading the charge for electric vehicles and investing in new carbon cutting technologies.

We proudly work together to champion a low carbon lifestyle and collaborate widely in our search for innovations to achieve more.  Build your future with us. Together we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.  

The Opportunity: 

Our Project Controls Apprenticeship offers the opportunity to kick-start your career working on two of the most exciting projects for a generation…

The first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK in over 20 years; Hinkley Point C (HPC) in Somerset will provide low-carbon electricity for around 6 million homes, create thousands of jobs and bring lasting benefits to the UK economy.  Sizewell C (SZC) in Suffolk will be an almost identical replica of HPC and will be capable of generating enough low carbon electricity to supply over six million homes.

The Project Controls function within the HPC & SZC Project Team ensures that project managers and senior managers have all the information they need to make decisions throughout the life-cycle of the projects. It’s a key role with a lot of responsibility.

During the apprenticeship you’ll work as a Project Controls Engineer based both in the office and with the engineering construction teams on site, working alongside industry-leading professionals.

Over the 3-year training programme you’ll learn to master core processed such as estimating, planning, risk management and cost engineering; whilst applying your knowledge with access to the latest computer systems.

Whilst you’re gaining practical real-world experience, you’ll also be studying for the Level 3 Project Controls Technician standard.

The Training Programme:

During the course of your apprenticeship you will work as part of the team based at the HPC construction site, central Bristol office, or SZC office; with opportunities to work at other EDF locations. 

You’ll also spend time studying at the National College for Nuclear (Cannington) on block release, where you’ll complete assignments within the business which will enable you to consolidate your training.

We also have one opportunity working on our Sizewell C project.  This still includes study at the National College for Nuclear and your attachments whilst on the scheme will be at HPC and also working on Sizewell C.  So whilst you’ll be based in the South West for the duration of the apprenticeship, once you have completed the scheme, the first substantive role would be working on Sizewell C based in the Suffolk/South East area. If you wish to be considered for this role, please select this from the option on the application form.

The Future:

At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll move into a permanent role in the Project Controls team at our HPC site in Bridgwater, the Bristol office or our SZC team (currently based in London), with responsibility for a specific project area. Subject to requirements, there will be further opportunities to continue into a degree level apprenticeship, specialise or explore other roles at EDF. 

The Skills: 

  • In England & Wales – GCSE Grade A-C in Maths, English and a Science or Technical subject
  • In Scotland – National 5s in Maths, English and a Science or Technical subject

Compensation & Benefits: 

  • Earn as you learn (£15,000 first-year basic pay which grows with experience)
  • EDF benefits scheme
  • Study for the Level 3 Project Controls Technician standard
  • Work towards an industry-recognised qualification
  • Become a valued employee in an area where there is a national skills shortage
  • Continue developing your skills after you have completed your apprenticeship

Why EDF?

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we’ll embrace the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed.


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