Wylfa Newydd – Investing in North Wales
Anglesey has a proud industrial heritage, including a long-established history of nuclear power generation and an experienced local skills base. Looking to the future, Anglesey has big ambitions to realise its potential as a centre of low carbon generation and recognises the key role that a new nuclear power station could play.
We aim to ensure that individuals, communities and local businesses benefit from our investment on Anglesey. We expect Wylfa Newydd to open up a wide range of opportunities to train and develop a future workforce and provide contracts for local companies.
Jobs & Skills
Once operational Wylfa Newydd would create up to 850 permanent jobs, many of which would be highly skilled. We anticipate we would need a workforce of around 8,500 at the peak of construction. We’re keen to harness the skills that already exist but also contribute by providing training opportunities to local people.
To do this we’ve supported Coleg Menai’s Cwmni Prentis Menai Apprenticeship Scheme since 2011, investing £540,000 to provide young people with energy and construction skills over a three-year course.
In February 2016 we launched our Technical Apprenticeship Scheme. 33 Horizon apprentices are currently enrolled on the scheme and are benefitting from training and hands-on experience across a wide range of technical areas.
If you would like to get in touch with us about the Wylfa Newydd Project you can contact us on our dedicated Wylfa Newydd hotline and email address, by calling free on 0800 954 9516 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org