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Customer services and operations

Find out more about our opportunities for people who want to put the customer first.

Data, tech and IT

We live in a digital world and our data, tech and IT roles make sure that we’re always switched on and we’re always developing our IT capability.

Digital, Research and Development

The future is digital and at EDF we offer exciting career opportunities across a variety of teams, including customer operations, R&D and innovation.

Finance, trading and risk

Our finance, trading and risk teams deliver value to our customers and push the boundaries of innovation within our industry.

Health, safety and security

Our Zero Harm ambition leads to making sure our workplaces are safe and healthy for everyone: our employees, anyone working on our behalf and visitors.

Human resources

With over 12,000 staff in the UK, EDF offers a varied and rewarding career path for HR professionals.

Hinkley Point C

The UK is experiencing a nuclear renaissance, and as the first new nuclear power station to be built in a generation, Hinkley Point C is powering the change. Join the project and be a pioneer for the future of UK energy.

Sizewell C

As the sister project of Hinkley Point C, Sizewell C is ramping up pace as we head towards Financial Investment Decision in early 2024, and the start of construction soon after. Join us, for a truly unique career experience.

Nuclear operations

Generating energy is a huge responsibility, which is why we need talented engineers, scientist and technical minds on our side so we can keep delivering to our customers.

Nuclear services

Our team of technical experts deliver engineering solutions to our nuclear industry licensees – Nuclear Operations, Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C.

Renewable energy

With career opportunities in wind, solar and battery storage, at EDF Renewables UK & Ireland we pride ourselves in tackling the world’s biggest challenge.

Project management and business change

Within EDF we offer a variety of opportunities for project managers and business changes professionals.

Sales, communications and marketing

Our objective is to build on our strong position within the UK energy market and we're looking for people with the talent and ambition needed to help us.

Legal, strategy and compliance

Being one of the UK’s largest energy providers, we require a sound legal team to make sure we’re fully compliant across our operation.

Supply chain

It’s up to our supply chain team to source the goods and services we need to exceed customer expectations in the most cost-effective way possible.

Are you returning to work following a career break?

Working in partnership with STEM Returners, we’re excited to support talented STEM professionals back into the workplace. 

We’re offering paid placement opportunities across our Nuclear business, with flexible working options to help you achieve a balance between career and home life, and to ensure your smooth transition back into work. 

If you’ve had a break of 12 months or more, and you’d like to restart your career, or transfer your skills into a new industry, find out more about our programme and apply for a placement. 

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Join Sizewell C

At Sizewell C we’ll not just build a new nuclear power station. We’ll develop careers, upskill generations and create thousands of employment opportunities across a variety of skills areas.

It’s not every day you get the opportunity to shape the working culture of what will be one of Europe’s largest construction projects, while also helping Britain to reach its target of Net Zero emissions by 2050.

Sizewell C careers

Early careers and training programmes

Find out more about what life is like at EDF as a graduate, placement student or apprentice, alongside information about the selection process and advice from our current and past trainees to support your application.

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Work Experience

Gain practical insights into the energy sector with our flexible Virtual Work Experience Programme
Discover a series of exciting webinars scheduled for June 2024, designed to complement our virtual work experience programme.

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Apprenticeships

Join one of our exciting Apprenticeships and develop the skills you need to build a great career, whilst being a pioneer of a more sustainable future for our planet.

Graduates

Join our Graduate scheme and you'll make an immediate impact, powering the nation today, whilst helping to build a sustainable energy future for tomorrow.

Industrial Placements

Join one of our Industrial Placements and gain an insight into life at EDF. Discover what it's like to work in the energy industry during a paid 12-month placement.

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Postgraduates

Join EDF on one of our exciting Postgraduate programmes and you’ll not only earn the skills you need to build a great career – you’ll become part of a better energy future too.

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Disability Confident Employer

We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself. We’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need.

Join Hinkley Point C

Are you looking for a work environment that challenges, inspires and rewards you? At Hinkley Point C you'll work on problems nobody’s ever encountered before, with some of the world’s leading nuclear experts.

Hinkley Point C is pioneering the Great British nuclear renaissance. It’s setting the standard for the future new nuclear industry. Simply put, there’s no place like Hinkley Point C.

Hinkley Point C careers

What's it like to work at EDF?

Flexible benefits and rewards

Work is just one part of our lives and at EDF we’re dedicated to providing our people with a flexible benefits package that supports their wellbeing, financial security and allows them to enjoy their time away from work. 

Equity, diversity and inclusion

At EDF, Everyone’s Welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours.

Learn more about equity, diversity and inclusion.

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How we're helping Britain achieve Net Zero

We’re a responsible business and proud to be Britain's biggest generator of zero carbon electricity(1).

Find out how we’re supporting an affordable, secure and just transition in our latest sustainable business progress report.

Join EDF Renewables

We’re one of the UK and Ireland’s leading renewable energy companies, with an operational portfolio of 36 wind farms – including two offshore wind farms – and one of the largest operational battery storage units in Europe.

Working at EDF Renewables is to be dedicated to something simple: doing good things. We take pride in tackling the world’s biggest challenge, and we’re leading the fight. Join us, and let’s do good together.

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Did you find everything you’re looking for?

If not please check our FAQs below where you'll find information about Right to Work in the UK and our selection process. You can also contact our Early Careers Recruitment team at YourFuture@edfenergy.com

How do I apply? 

When you find a vacancy that you wish to apply for, click the ‘Apply now’ button. You’ll be offered the choice of applying using your LinkedIn profile or alternatively, you can upload your CV and covering letter (optional) to your application.  

You’ll receive an email acknowledging your application and one of our dedicated team will review your application personally. 

We’re proud to be a Disability Confident employer. If you encounter any accessibility challenges during your online application, please let us know by contacting Resource.Coord@edfenergy.com and one of the recruitment team will be in touch.
 

I wanted to apply for a position I saw, but it's not listed anymore - can I still apply? 

Vacancies are generally advertised over two weeks. Once the closing date has passed, the vacancy will no longer be listed. Unfortunately, we cannot accept late applications. 
 

How can I check the status of my application? 

The time taken for reviewing applications will vary depending on the type of role you’re applying for. Our aim is always to respond to applications as soon as possible, and you will always be notified whether your application was successful. 
 

Who can I contact for feedback on my application? 

Due to the high number of applications that we receive, we’re unable to provide detailed feedback to candidates who are not successful in reaching the interview stage with the hiring manager. 
 

Do you accept speculative applications? 

Instead of accepting speculative CVs, we advise you to register your details on our careers website and set up alerts for future opportunities which will be relevant to you. 
 

What do you do with my personal details? 

At EDF, we respect your privacy and value the trust you put in us when you share your personal details with us. Find more information on what data we collect and why we collect this data from you.
 

Who do I contact for queries about Graduate Programmes, Industrial Placements, Apprenticeships or Work Experience opportunities?

Please contact our Early Careers Recruitment Team: YourFuture@edfenergy.com

I’m a Recruitment Consultant, how can I work with EDF? 

We operate a preferred supplier list for recruitment agencies and are unable to accept unsolicited or speculative applications from suppliers not on the list. Please contact us to find out more here: AgencyQueries@edfenergy.com.
 

I’m a contractor/supplier, how can I work with EDF? 

Visit the supply chain page for more information about becoming a supplier.

Do you offer Sponsorship to EU, EEA, Swiss and Non-EU citizens?

EDF Energy holds a Sponsored licence, further guidance on Sponsorship can be found on GOV.UK's page for skilled worker visas.
 

ID Documents 

As part of our recruitment process, we’ll ask you to prove your eligibility to work in the UK. We’ll request you to bring ID documents with you to your interview (if face-to-face), so that if you are the successful candidate and we offer you the job, we can start the pre-employment checking process without delay. 

What is our selection process? 

Depending on the role you’ve applied for, we’ll ask you to complete different assessments and/or interviews.  From our training programmes to our senior positions, the selection process is tailored to meet specific role and business needs. 

As your application progresses, your Recruiter will be on hand to discuss the various stages with you. 
 

How does the interview process work? 

Interviews are designed to measure the skills and behaviours required to do a job well. All candidates under consideration for a role are assessed against the same set of competencies ensure fairness. 

Our interviews are carried out by our Recruiters, management team and HR colleagues via telephone, video and face-to-face. 
 

What happens at an assessment centre? 

If you’re invited to an assessment centre, your Recruiter will let you know what to expect. Our assessment days will usually involve several different exercises for you to demonstrate many different skills. 

Our assessment centres might be face-to-face or online, but rest assured that we’ll provide you with all the information you need in advance. 
 

What to wear? 

At EDF, most people wear smart casual attire. However, interviewees usually dress in business-wear. A good example of this is a clean and ironed shirt with smart trousers/skirt or suit and smart shoes. This is just as important for a video interview as it is when meeting us face-to-face. 
 

When will I hear the outcome? 

We know you'll be keen to hear the outcome of your interview, and we'll aim to update you as soon as we can after the last interview has taken place.  
 

How do I tell you about any adjustments required in respect of a disability? 

We’re proud to be a Disability Confident employer. If you encounter any accessibility challenges during your online application, please let us know by contacting Resource.Coord@edfenergy.com and one of the recruitment team will be in touch.

We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities, which means that if you meet the minimum criteria for the opportunity and you share your disability with us, you will automatically progress to the first stage of our selection process.

I have just finished School / College and don't have any work experience - can I still apply to EDF? 

Yes, we offer a variety of opportunities throughout the year for entry-level positions. You can find these by reviewing our early careers page.
 

Who do I contact for queries about Graduate Programmes, Industrial Placements, Apprenticeships or Work Experience opportunities?

Please contact our Early Careers Recruitment Team here: YourFuture@edfenergy.com

We're aware that a number of employment scams have targeted EDF recently and we take this very seriously. If you receive something that looks suspicious please don’t respond or click on any links or attachments. You can report any suspicious communications to us by emailing fraud@edfenergy.com.

To help you remain vigilant, please note the following:

  • Our Recruitment Team will only use an official EDF email address to contact you.
  • EDF will never request financial information or payments during the recruitment process. 
  • You can apply for all EDF job opportunities on our company website: Careers at EDF.
  • You should never disclose any personal information (national insurance number, date of birth, bank account details, address) or make payments to an unknown party.

If you live in the UK and believe that you’re a victim of identity fraud please visit The ICO: Identity Theft.