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Free Hinkley Point C Support Operative Bootcamp

HPC are offering a free, 3 week training course held at:

Train4All Independent Construction Training, Somerton


Focus Training Group, Electrical Centre of Excellence, Bridgwater


Start Date: Week commencing Monday 7th February 2022

Interviews Scheduled: Week commencing 21st February 2022

This is a free Engineering Construction 3 week training course for individuals 19+, with Guaranteed a interview with Hinkley Point C Employers: 


Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses of up to 16 weeks (3 Week for Hinkley Support Operative), giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer or the MEH Alliance at Hinkley Point C .

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.

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 and local employers for potential roles on the Hinkley Point C Project and in local industry.

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 below.