STAFF from Hinkley Point B and apprentices from EDF took a trip to No.10 last month.

On Monday, March 21, Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a meeting at Dowing Street with the main companies involved in the UK nuclear industry.

He also met a number of apprentices who work at EDF energy sites to understand more about the benefits of a career in nuclear power.

Hinkley Point B’s Tia Brant, a 22-year-old fourth year control and instrumentation apprentice, Siwan Jones-Griffith, 21, also a control and instrumentation apprentice and Luke Nicklin, the station’s apprentice coordinator, all attended the meeting.

Bridgwater Mercury: R Siwan Jones-Griffith, Luke Nicklin and Tia Brant on the doorstep of No.10. Picture: EDF

Mr Nicklin said the visit was 'really quite a special experience'.

"During the day we got our photo taken outside the famous door and even got a tour of the inside," he said.

"We also got the chance to, briefly, meet the Prime Minister who was really interested in what we do.

“Those of us who work in the industry really care about celebrating its past and ensuring it has an exciting future.

"That’s why we spoke about the massive contribution Hinkley Point B has made to the UK, we’ve generated enough electricity to meet the needs of every home in the south west for more than 33 years, and the local importance of this station too.

"It’s given us all great, well paid jobs for many years.

"Nuclear provides the country with UK generated, zero carbon energy and it was wonderful for us to be able to tell the Prime Minister and his team just how much it has done for us.”

The B station apprentices were joined by colleagues from across EDF including Evie West, David Redpath and Jack Bevins, all from Hinkley Point C.