Identifying opportunities to create high value jobs
A group of stakeholders came together this week to confirm their commitment to working together to identify the best opportunities for the creation of new high value employment at Trawsfynydd Site, both during and following the decommissioning of the current power station.
The Trawsfynydd Oversight Board, which has met regularly over many years, this week formalised their commitment to help develop quality employment opportunities on site by signing a Memorandum of Understanding.
Gwynedd Council Leader, Councillor Dyfrig Siencyn, who chairs the Group said:
“This Group has been instrumental over many years in ensuring that local agencies and bodies are aligned in our ambitions for the site.
“The Trawsfynydd Site has provided quality employment over many generations, but the decommissioning programme has already seen the loss of around two-thirds of the workforce. These numbers will decline further still as decommissioning continues and we must ensure both that current jobs are retained as long as possible, and that quality alternative employment is attracted to the site in the long-term.”
John Idris Jones, who chairs the Snowdonia Enterprise Zone Board said:
“The Enterprise Zone Board believes that bringing a new low carbon development to Trawsfynydd would make the best use of the site’s assets and skilled workforce to create high value jobs for Meirionnydd in the long term. This Group allows all agencies to explore the practicalities of that ambition, and the understanding signed today reinforces our cooperative approach.”
Back row, L-R - Rhianwen Edwards (Grwp Llandrillo Menai), Elfed Roberts (Trawsfynydd Ward Councillor, Gwynedd Councillor), Keith O’Brien (Chair – Trawsfynydd Ste Stakeholders Group), Gareth Thomas (Cabinet member for Economy and Community, Gwynedd Council), Jonathan Jenkin (Nuclear Decommissioning Authority), John Idris Jones (Board Chair – Snowdonia Enterprise Zone), Rory Trappe (Prospect, Trawsfynydd Site)
Front row, L-R - Dyfrig Siencyn (Gwynedd Council Leader), Angharad Rayner (Trawsfynydd Site Closure Director)