G4S SECURE Solutions UK has been awarded an interim security contract worth £4.3 million by EDF Energy to protect the Sizewell C nuclear power station, which is being constructed in Suffolk to provide low carbon electricity for circa six million homes for at least the next 60 years.

The project is expected to commence before 2024, with construction taking between nine and 12 years depending on developments at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset, which is also being developed by EDF Energy and shares major similarities with the Sizewell plant.

This news is going to realise the creation of almost 100 jobs for those living in the Suffolk region. To date, upwards of 50 local residents have already applied for positions or are in the process of onboarding.

One individual who fits into the latter camp is James Self. Born and raised in Suffolk, Self joined G4S back in 2018 as a security training manager at Hinkley Point C before transferring to work on the Sizewell C interim contract in role of contract manager.

“It’s so exciting to be working at Sizewell C and be involved in job creation for the people of Suffolk and East Anglia,” explained Self. “There’s going to be plenty of opportunities for those looking to change careers or access the employment ladder, and they’ll be supported by an experienced and friendly team throughout their time with us.”

In terms of specific detail, Self added: “The roles for which we are recruiting are more than just a ‘security officer’. People joining G4S to work on this contract will be looking after the safety of our customers, contractors and their staff, their buildings and assets, while in parallel delivering excellent customer service in a safe and secure environment.”

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