What are the requirements needed to work at Hinkley Point C?

Nov 6, 2017

Hinkley Point C has promised to create 25,000 employment opportunities, with the aspiration to create 1,000 apprenticeship opportunities. These opportunities will include construction, civil engineering, electrical installation, hospitality, catering, logistics, security, site services, support roles and others over the coming years.

Although there are 5 phases to Hinkley Point C, the 10-year project is already delayed and will be taking longer than first predicted. Each phase will last 1-3 years, with the end result providing opportunities for local, national and international businesses. Communities throughout the South West will also see ongoing benefits to their economy.

Qualifications and experience can be a minefield when working out exactly what employers will look for, especially on a large-scale project such as Hinkley Point C, so we’ve outlined the key information that should help you with your application…


Employers for Hinkley are looking for candidate with a background in nuclear, or a professional who comes from a major infrastructure background. Depending on the role that you’re applying for, specific experience and requirements will obviously vary, but this industry experience is required by all contractors.


Clearly, you must be competent in your job role and have the right attitude, resilience and the desire to work as part of a team or in a leadership role. This will be assessed via checks of your CSCS card, and CCNSG Passport.

Hinkley Point C recommend that you attend Bridgewater College for your CCNSG safety passport. They are an approved training provider whose tutors have all the relevant industry experience that you will need. To obtain a CCNSG Safety Passport, you will need to complete a two-day training course and pass a final test.

Security clearance

Most workers on the Hinkley Point C project require security clearance, so there are minimum standards you must meet. Therefore, aspects such as your criminal record, financial past, family links and references will be thoroughly checked in order for you to gain clearance. Without this clearance, for many roles, you will not be granted access to site.


Highfield are a trusted recruitment supplier to the Hinkley Point C project. If you are interested in working on the project, head over to our dedicated Hinkley Point C page and take a look at the latest available jobs.

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