EDF Energy has presented Bridgwater College with £2million this week, to help students and local people gain new skills, training and jobs for Hinkley Point C.

The money is part of a funding package agreed with Sedgemoor District Council, West Somerset Council and Somerset County Council, to allow EDF Energy to begin site preparation work at Hinkley C.

Most of the money – £1.5 million – will go towards the college’s new Construction Skills Centre, while the rest is being spent on the college’s Energy Skills Centre.

Andy Berry, Bridgwater College’s vice principal, said: “We’re delighted with the investment from EDF Energy and proud of our national reputation for delivery of high quality training for employers.”