Minister Trevelyan visits the National College for Nuclear on Earth Day - Bridgwater & Taunton College

The National College for Nuclear (NCfN), Southern Hub, welcomed the Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth to its facility last week.

The Minister was welcomed by Bridgwater & Taunton College’s Principal, Andy Berry, along with senior manager Matt Tudor who set the scene of how the College supports the HPC build.

Paul Goss, Head of the National College for Nuclear took the Minister on a tour of the NCfN building. He showed her how the facility operated, the types of learners who use the facility and how the training facility supports EDF’s Hinkley Point C Project.  The Minister engaged with learners while they worked on the flow rig and in the virtual reality room. She was also fortunate to meet Level 6 Higher Degree Apprentices who benefit from state-of-the-art technology and high-level technical training delivered at the College and Paul said,

It was great to be able to speak with the Minister and show her the opportunities available to the country’s next generation of engineers and scientists who train here at the National College for Nuclear.

The Minister was impressed to see the levels of engagement and equipment housed at the facility and learn how the College’s students transitioned into real life working environments when their education came to an end.

Andy Berry, Principal of Bridgwater & Taunton College said,

Welcoming the Minister to the National College for Nuclear was a fantastic opportunity for us to show what true employer and college partnerships we can create. It was a pleasure to meet the Minister on Earth Day.

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Photos included: Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP and Andy Berry, Principal of Bridgwater & Taunton College


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