A career that will deliver change. Together, we can help Britain achieve net zero.
Join our Science and Engineering Graduate programme and you can make an immediate impact, powering the nation today whilst helping to build a sustainable energy future for tomorrow.
“With energy demand on the rise, nuclear power is the clear choice to maintaining a stable, low carbon baseload which can be combined with renewable energy. EDF is shaping the UK’s future energy infrastructure with projects such as Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C.”
Hemma, Engineering Graduate
What is the Graduate Scheme?
As an Electrical Engineer graduate, you will embark on a 15-month programme that offers the chance to experience placements across our nuclear operations and nuclear new build sites. These opportunities could include working on:
- Nuclear Services, where you are the technical experts supporting HPC, Sizewell C & Generation.
- An existing operating power station, getting the chance to experience different areas within this like Technical and Safety, Operations and Engineering.
- Within Nuclear Decommissioning, where on behalf of the Government, our job is to remove all of the used fuel from the reactors and fuel ponds, which represents over 99% of the radioactive material from each site.
- Hinkley Point C, the largest construction project in Europe;
- Sizewell C, our second nuclear new build project and will further support the growth of the future low carbon economy and reduce the need for imported generation;
On this programme you’ll learn from our experts, gain valuable experience, build your confidence and have the support of an assignment manager, mentor and buddy throughout the programme.
Our previous graduates have gone on to become; Technical Managers, Senior Leaders and Heads of Function.
Pay, culture and benefits:
- Starting salary of £35,000, market-leading pension scheme and annual performance bonus
- 28 days’ annual leave
- Flexible benefits package
- Wellbeing, physical and mental health support services
At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself. We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility.
We’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need.
We’ll value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed.
Training, development and support for you:
We’re passionate about your development and we offer each graduate a tailored training plan, relevant to your discipline, to develop your skills, build your confidence, knowledge and experience.
You’ll contribute to different projects throughout the programme and examples of work our recent graduates have completed includes:
- Preparing a fire strategy for buildings at our power stations
- Working in the Fuel Route, Outage and Investment Delivery team
- Understanding of the preparations for operating HPC when complete
- Working on site at a power station, supporting graphite inspections
Our Science and Engineering Programme also includes protected training time for courses covering EPR (European Pressurised Reactor) systems, communications and health & safety.
Our scheme is accredited with a number of professional institutions and we’ll support you to gain chartership with the relevant professional body:
- Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)
- Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)
- Institute of Physics (IoP)
- The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)
- The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
- Institute for Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA)
- Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
- Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
- The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
You’ll have mentors and industry experts to give you advice along the way and help you with decisions about your future career path.
Head to www.edfenergy.com/careers/graduates for more information about the scheme structure, our culture and Graduate life at EDF.
Where you’ll work:
Get ready for an incredible training experience! Throughout the programme, you’ll have the chance to explore a variety of our sites, immersing yourself in the diversity of our business. We’ve got you covered with practical and financial support every step of the way. Our main locations are; Gloucester Business Park, Bristol, HPC or any of our Generating Stations, wherever you’re based you’ll have the opportunity to make amazing memories!
We value work-life balance and understand the importance of personal lives, which is why we offer a supportive environment that allows you to thrive both personally and professionally. With ample opportunities to network and learn, this journey promises to be one you'll cherish.
To join our team you’ll need:
- 2:2 Bachelor’s Degree or a 2:2 Postgraduate Degree (obtained or expected) in Electrical Engineering or Electronics, Control and Instrumentation, Cyber Security, Programming, Software Engineering and Computer Science.
- A genuine interest in nuclear energy, the power generation industry and technology
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
- Keen to solve technical problems
- Works well to deadlines in a time critical environment
- To be appointed to this role, you will need to meet the criteria for Security Vetting which will, ordinarily, require you to have been a resident of the UK for at least 3 of the last 5 years.
Our selection process is designed to bring out the best in you! We use a strengths-based approach to let you shine and showcase your skills and what truly brings you joy. We believe that embracing our individual strengths lies at the heart of engagement and the motivation to succeed and excel in our at work. We’re here to guide you and you’ll find helpful tips and advice about the application process and assessment centre dates on our graduate web pages.
The closing date for applications is Friday 6th October. We advise you to apply as early as possible.
Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.