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Hinkley Point C Pre-16 VWEX

This programme will run in the evening from Monday 21st June to Thursday 24th June 2021 and is for 14-16 year olds with an interest in engineering, construction, apprenticeships and Higher Level apprenticeships.

Applications close at 12:00 on Wednesday 16th June.

  • This virtual work experience programme is free
  • This programme includes live events on specific dates
  • You need to apply to take part
  • You'll gain new skills to use on your CV

Here's a taste of what you'll be doing:

  • Explore the amazing world of Hinkley Point C and learn about this hugely important project
  • Shrink to the size of an atom and take a look inside a nuclear reactor!
  • Find out what it’s like to work at HPC and the different job roles available
  • Take a brief from the team at HPC and come up with a response to real project issues 
  • Test your knowledge of HPC with an interactive quiz
  • Learn what you’ll need to do if you’d like to work at HPC one day

On successful completion you will receive a certificate which you can use in CVs and future applications.

The link to the programme page: Click here


Somerset Social Enterprise Network- June Newsletter:


June - and we finally have some warmth! June 21st is fast approaching with the hopeful easing of lockdown restrictions, but if you need support to get going again or find a new path for your social enterprise.

To View the Newsletter: Click here

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Social Value Portal: Embedding Social Value into Planning

We invite planners, developers and real estate professionals to join our upcoming webinar, 'Embedding social value into planning' on Wednesday, 23 June, 10.00 - 11.15 (GMT). 

Social Value is rarely considered during the planning process and as a result, communities are being denied up to £30 billion worth of additional social benefits that would otherwise arise if developers were asked to focus on maximising the wider contribution a development can bring to society.

This is nonsensical and as we emerge from the pandemic, it will be even more vital for the planners and developers to work more closely together to see how they can build back better, greener and fairer.

In this webinar, we'll be sharing 6 months of collaborative insight from the Social Value Planning Taskforce, as we discuss the practical and viable recommendations for embedding social value in planning and, in turn, how we can generate more jobs, more local wealth creation, greater community cohesion, and a cleaner, greener environment.

The time for timidity is over and we need to be BOLD if we are going to help all of our communities recover and renew as quickly as possible.


Register for this FREE session below.

Date: Wednesday, 23 June, 2021

Time: 10.00 - 11.15 (GMT)

Register here