Movers & Shakers: Law student’s new role at Sizewell C takes her back to her roots
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A University of Suffolk law student has been chosen to join the Sizewell C nuclear power plant project at Leiston as a legal intern.
Naomi Butt, 21, from Ipswich, a second year student, joins the Sizewell C legal team in London working on one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Europe.
Naomi’s 83 year-old grandfather worked on the construction and operation of Sizewell A and her mother worked in the accounts department at Sizewell B.
“Working on the Sizewell C project was too good an opportunity to miss! It’s a great way to experience real life as a lawyer outside the classroom,” she said.
She is currently concentrating on providing legal support for the Stage 3 consultation documents which will be used at the Sizewell C public exhibitions.
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Nuclear development director Julia Pyke said: “I am delighted that students in Suffolk are already benefitting from Sizewell C which offers such fantastic opportunities around skills, education and employment. I will watch Naomi’s progress with interest and ensure she gets the most out of her placement with our legal department.”
Ms Pyke and project development director Jim Crawford met with University of Suffolk and University of East Anglia to explore ways of working together. As well as offering legal intern posts, the project team is also looking at other ways it can make use of the campus research facilities during the consultation process.
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The paid placement with the Sizewell C legal department is for one year and on completion Naomi will return to University of Suffolk to finish her degree.
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