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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  Competitive Reward Package

Bridgwater, GB

Career Area:  Hinkley Point C

EPR Operations Instructor

The Opportunity


Training Instructor, Bridgwater, Competitive Salary & Benefits.


At EDF Energy we're proud to be the UK's largest producer of low-carbon electricity. We believe that, together, we can create a cleaner, low-carbon future


We strongly believe that nuclear has a key role to play in providing reliable, low carbon and affordable energy to the UK, helping to meet future demand. That's why we’re investing in Nuclear New Build projects and building two new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point C in Somerset, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK, providing low-carbon electricity for around six million homes.


EPRs – originally known as European Pressurised Water Reactors – are a type of Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR). The design of the UK EPRs that will be built at Hinkley Point C represents a major development on previous PWRs, making them amongst the safest and most efficient civil nuclear power generators ever designed.  And, at the forefront of this innovation you’ll find all of us: the people of EDF Energy.


As #Hinkley Point C celebrates the milestone of completing the base for the first reactor, take your next step and join us as a Technical Instructor to train the first operators of Hinkley Point C.  We believe that generating and supplying electricity isn’t just about power, it’s about the power to transform lives and futures. 


As a Technical Trainer your journey with us will start on the 6th January 2020 when you will join our company training programme.  Interviews will take place throughout September, the application window will close on Wednesday 18th September.


If you want to be part of one of the most exciting projects in this country apply, and let us know on your application if you’re able to attend the dates as stated.  If successful you’ll be available to start on 6th January 2020 as you, and your cohort of new instructors, will begin a 15 month technical training programme.


Join us and be part of the energy for change.

The Person


Following the successful completion of the 15 month technical training programme, you’ll prepare and deliver training in reactor systems, technology and operations, within both a classroom and simulator environment, providing coaching, and mentoring trainees to expedite learning. 


You’ll also play a key role in developing training materials, whilst acting as the subject matter expert, for specific elements of the training, and develop a deep understanding of the technology to become the company expert and representative in your area.


We’re welcoming applicants from a variety of backgrounds and experience to apply.  You could be a Training Instructor interested in moving into a technical training role.  You could be an Engineer looking to re-train as an Instructor.  You could be starting your career journey following school, college or university.  You could be returning to work after a career break or looking to change career or industry sector. 

The Skills




  • Higher level or Degree in technical or science based subject
  • Good interpersonal effectiveness and communication skills
  • Strong mentoring and influencing skills 


 Desirable skills (non-essential):


  • Experience in customer and stakeholder relations
  • Knowledge of modern learning methods and media and experience of bringing these to bear in the development and delivery of training
  • Ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology
  • Ability to identify, analyse and solve technical problems
  • Holder of a recognised teaching/training qualification
  • Experience of the delivery of high quality technical/simulator training
  • SAT (Systematic Approach to Training) process knowledge
  • A good understanding of the key aspects of nuclear power plant systems and operation
  • Chartered professional within a relevant discipline or working towards chartered status



Competitive Salary & Benefits 


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a defined contribution pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus. 


Although these roles are advertised on a full-time basis as standard, flexible working arrangements will be considered.

Why EDF?



This opportunity offers the potential to:


  • Future proof your career gaining EPR expertise and developing highly sought after knowledge and skills.
  • Develop and implement training – helping the operations department and its people grow
  • Make a big impact on development of the Hinkley Point C operations department
  • Develop yourself towards a range of long term operations and training opportunities within HPC and the Nuclear industry



The Nuclear Skills Alliance (NSA) is a structured collaboration between EDF Energy’s Nuclear New Build and Generation, responsible for delivery of technical skills to support EDF Energy’s existing and new nuclear businesses.


For Hinkley Point C, the NSA is responsible for delivering a wide range of technical training programmes and courses to support the competence of project personnel during the design, build and commissioning phases, as well as for the operation and maintenance of the EPR during commercial operation.


Being successful in this role means that as an NSA’s EPR Operations Instructor you’ll be a member of the Technical Training Delivery team based at Cannington Court and reporting to the EPR Training Delivery Lead.


Once trained, it is expected that you’ll spend a period of time in the training delivery team as an instructor, following which there will be many opportunities for career progression within the wider HPC project and associated utilities.


We’re proud to be an inclusive, disability confident employer and recognise the importance of employee well-being, and although these roles are advertised on a full-time basis as standard, flexible working arrangements will be considered. 


We’re about the people who work with us and we celebrate their diversities and embrace the value that their differences bring. We believe that a culture of inclusion forms the basis of a truly sustainable business and is vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation, with a number of employer networks and benefits to suit your lifestyle.


Recruiting from the widest possible pool of talent, we assess every potential employee against our four key behaviours – Integrity, Inclusion, Inspiration and Impact. We make sure that our workforce is a true reflection of our communities and customers. Their unique perspectives not only give us a better understanding of customers from all walks of life, but bring fresh ideas too.

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