Megan Thomas supports young people on the Hinkley Point C project in Bridgwater, Somerset as the Education and Outreach Lead. Hinkley Point C is the first in a new generation of new nuclear power stations in Britain, and throughout the project, Megan leads two programmes – HPC Inspire and Young HPC, whilst also ensuring a strong schedule of outreach activities support the local area of the project. HPC Inspire is Hinkley Point C’s education programme for teachers and educators in the South West region, inspiring those under 16 to consider choosing STEM subjects whilst Young HPC is the free skills and development programme aimed at 16-21 year olds, fast tracking young people onto the project.
Prior to working at Hinkley Point C, Megan worked in the Department of Education Schools Commercial Team, supporting Schools across the UK with their non-staff spend, and has previously spoken at the Schools and Academies Show. Megan has a background in Further Education and Events Management and is incredibly passionate about supporting the next generation as they make their move into their future career paths.