If EDF Energy is given the go-ahead to build two reactors at Sizewell C, it could generate 25,000 energy jobs over the whole lifetime of the project. During the seven or eight-year construction phase, bosses are expecting a maximum of 5,600 workers to be on site at any one time, with 900 permanent jobs created once the power station is complete.
It is estimated the project will be worth £100m a year to the local economy while it is being built and £40m a year thereafter. Although the project is in its early stages, EDF Energy says it wants local people to form a key part of the workforce and that it will work with education leaders and employers to raise awareness of potential opportunities.
This includes training and apprenticeships for young people, and liaising closely with schools and colleges. The company will also link up with Suffolk Chamber of Commerce to ensure local businesses have a good opportunity to be involved in the new nuclear supply chain.
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