Hinkley Point: Specialist nuclear training at Bridgwater College
Monday, October 21, 2013
FOLLOWING the announcement that Hinkley Point C will most likely go ahead Bridgwater College is hoping the surrounding community will benefit from it’s Nuclear training academy.
The college offers a selection of construction and energy based courses on two separate sites.
EDF invested £1.5 million in the Construction Skills and Innovation Centre in Cannington to support construction and civil engineering training for the nuclear new build, which will take 5-6 years.
The 10 acre Cannington campus is also home of the Magnox South Decommissioning Centre, offering foundation degrees in nuclear decommissioning and nuclear engineering.
Matt Tudor, head of business development said: “In the next couple of years the college could be training 1000’s of apprentices to get qualifications to do with nuclear construction or engineering.
"These people will mainly be from the surrounding areas."
Mr Tudor added: “It’s about training local people as we want to serve our community.”