New opportunities for new jobs focus of Chamber and EDF at Suffolk Show
19 Jun 2012
The appalling weather at this year’s Suffolk Show did not dampen the spirits of the business community as individuals from across the County used the opportunity to talk to EDF Energy about their plans for a new nuclear power station.
The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and EDF Energy partnered up to explain and discuss the exciting opportunities ahead for employment.
“EDF Energy is working with the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce to build awareness about the business opportunities that Sizewell C could bring to the local area and the region,” said Tom McGarry, the Communications Manager for Sizewell C.
The development at Sizewell is expected to provide a range of benefits, as well as providing low-carbon, affordable electricity for millions of homes. Measures to promote community well-being, education, employment and skills will be included within the proposals for development.
The project is expected to provide around 700 permanent and 200 contract jobs for more than 60 years, and could provide work for thousands of people directly and indirectly during the construction period.
“We are working with EDF to ensure that as many local businesses as possible have the opportunity to benefit from this investment in Suffolk,” John Dugmore from Suffolk Chamber said. “Our county is home to some of the most innovative and hard working businesses who can play a part in this nationally recognised infrastructure project.”
“The Chamber has the members and expertise to help us develop a local supply chain for the project,” Tom McGarry from EDF Energy continued. “It was great to work with the Chamber at the Suffolk Show. Despite the weather we had a high number of visitors, many of whom were interested in the prospect of a new power station, especially the employment and skills opportunities the project could deliver.”
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