EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and its largest
producer of low-carbon electricity. A wholly-owned subsidiary of one of
Europe's largest energy groups, we generate around one fifth of the UK's
electricity and employ around 15,000 people. The company is organised
into the following business units:
Existing Nuclear operates eight nuclear power stations in the UK with
a combined capacity of almost 9,000 megawatts – electricity that is
vital to the UK economy.
Nuclear New Build develops and delivers the new generation of nuclear
plants to produce safe, affordable, reliable, low-carbon electricity
Energy Sourcing and Customer Supply runs power stations and wind
farms, buys and sells power and deals with all our energy customers
Careers with us are all about pushing yourself further and applying the
kind of fresh, creative thinking that’ll define the UK energy industry
for generations to come.
Our challenge is to deliver both low carbon energy and a great customer
experience. For talented and ambitious graduates like you, that equates
to some of the most technically challenging, professionally inspiring
and personally rewarding opportunities imaginable.
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Training & Profiles
Training at EDF Energy varies from role to role. But wherever you join
us, you can expect a commitment to developing your skills and
professional knowledge – from hands-on experience to formal training.
Depending on your chosen career, we’ll also support you personally and
financially to gain a professional qualification and accreditation
within your field.
When you first arrive, we’ll provide a thorough induction, and the
chance to take part in a site visit, to get a broad overview of our
business. We'll even appoint a mentor and buddy for you, to guide you
through the programme, answer any questions, and generally help you to
After this, if you’re eager to progress your career into a leadership
role, you could join a foundation-level management development
programme. It’s been specifically designed to equip you with the skills
you’ll need to become a great manager of people.
Our business relies on commitment from very talented and skilled people.
That’s why we go to such trouble to get hold of the best, keep them and
help them develop new skills and specialities. So, whatever your chosen
field, you’ll enjoy the benefit of a wide range of experienced and
highly talented professionals around you every step of the way.
EDF Energy is part of the EDF Group, one of Europe’s largest power
companies. We’re the UK’s biggest producer of electricity – generating
around a fifth of the nation’s electricity from nuclear, coal and gas
power stations, combined heat and power plants and wind farms. We boast
expertise in a wide range of energy sources – and across every stage of
the energy process: generation, trading, distribution and supply.
Naturally, that means that many of our graduate opportunities do have an
engineering focus. But as we’re such a diverse business, you’ll also
find careers ranging from Finance to HR.
We’ve answered some of the most common question for you below. However,
if we’ve whetted your appetite further, and you’d like to know more
about us, visit www.edfenergy.com or if you’d like to know more about
our careers, visit www.edfenergy.com/graduates
How many graduates are you looking for?
For 2012 we’ll be taking on a total of 120 graduates.
When are the closing and start dates?
We’ll need your application by 31st December 2011, to join in
Do you accept applications from candidates who require a work permit?
Yes. EDF Energy is licensed to sponsor individuals from overseas to
work in the UK where criteria set by the UK Border Agency can be met.
For further details, visit www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk
Do I need any specific qualifications?
Applicants need to have a minimum of a 2:1 at undergraduate degree
level or a 2:2 with a postgraduate degree. For certain roles, you’ll
need a qualification in a specific discipline – visit our website
for more details on these.
Can I apply for more than one scheme?
We advise you consider which scheme you are most suited to before
applying. However, if you feel your skills are suited to more than one
scheme then we welcome more than one application. Please contact us by
email for advice on which scheme to apply for.
What area of EDF Energy can I apply to with my type of degree?
For Nuclear power stations or Engineering Support, you’ll need an
engineering degree, or a science degree (physics, maths, materials and
chemistry or environmental). For Networks Engineering, you’ll need
Electrical Engineering or Physics. And for Finance, HR, Business
Analysis, Energy Analysis or Commercial Management, you’ll need an
associated finance, IT, economics or business related degree –
depending on the role.
Where could I be based?
Your location will depend on which programme you apply for. Due to the
rotational nature of our programmes, you may need to relocate during
How do I apply?
Your first step is to register on our website where you’ll also find a
step-by-step guide to our recruitment process. Please note that we’re
not able to accept CVs.