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If you’re passionate about tackling climate change, our Apprenticeship programmes offer the opportunity to develop an exciting career whilst helping to create a more sustainable energy future.

Join us, and we’ll help Britain achieve Net Zero - together.

Ministers saw the National College for Nuclear in nearby Cannington, one of the many initiatives to increase UK skills. These include the opening of a national welding centre at Bridgwater College, due in the first half of 2020.
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Ministers saw the National College for Nuclear in nearby Cannington, one of the many initiatives to increase UK skills. These include the opening of a national welding centre at Bridgwater College, due in the first half of 2020.

The benefit of working for an organisation as large as EDF, is that there are so many rewarding career opportunities across wind, nuclear and solar generation.

Lucas Smith,
Business Apprentice

Our energy sector Apprenticeships

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Insurance Analyst

Join our Corporate Finance Insurance team and develop the expertise required for financial planning, technical accounting and addressing insurance queries.

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Solicitor

Join our Solicitor Degree Apprenticeship and gain experience in legal processes, contract management as well as advising the company and boards.

Maintenance and Operations Engineering

Join our 4-year training programme and develop specialist skills learning from our engineering experts.

 

Business

Join our 2-year training programme and develop a range of transferable skills, whilst studying for a Level 3 Business Administration Advanced qualification.

Business (Sizewell C)

During this 2-year apprenticeship you'll gain a Level 3 Business Administration Advanced qualification whilst spending time in different departments of the project team in Suffolk.

Chemistry

Our 4-year Degree Apprenticeship offers the opportunity to learn about nuclear power plant chemistry and gain a BSc Degree.

Civil Engineering

Develop the knowledge and practical skills needed for a career as a professional Civil Engineer. Expand your skillset by supporting the creation, design, implementation, and management of Civil Engineering projects. 

Construction Quantity Surveyor

Study for a Quantity Surveying (Construction) BSc (Hons) during this 4-year Degree Apprenticeship, and develop your skills by supporting the financial and legal management of construction projects at EDF.

Cyber Security

During this 3-year scheme you'll learn how to effectively operate cloud platforms, Azure and AWS, to support our business. You'll also gain a BSC (Hons) Cyber Security Technical Professional Degree and valuable experience within EDF.

Data Analyst Security

Throughout the programme you'll be supported by our experts in developing comprehensive skillsset encompassing data engineering. You’ll be working towards completing Power BI Level 4 apprenticeship.  

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Environmental Ranger

Join our EDF Renewables Asset Management Environmental Team and over 2 years you'll learn from our experts and gain a HNC in Wildlife & Conservation Management at SCQF Level 7. 

 

Facilities Management

During this 18-month course you'll have the opportunity to study for a Level 3 Facilities Management diploma and become a chartered member of The Institute of Workplace Facilities Management (IWFM).

Nuclear Engineering

Our 4-year Degree Apprenticeship offers the opportunity to work on our pioneering project at Hinkley Point C, whilst studying for a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.

Project Controls

Over the course of 3 years you'll experience ground-breaking projects, whilst working towards your Level 3 Project Controls qualification.

Project Management

Join our Project Management programme and spend time developing knowledge, skills and behaviours aligned with the Project Manager Degree Apprenticeship Standard.

 

 

Wind Turbine Technician

Join our 3-year training programme and spend time gaining valuable experience, learning from our engineering experts while studying for a Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering qualification.

What's in it for you?

Gain hands-on experience, develop transferable skills and build lifelong connections.

Our application process is designed to bring out the best in you

We check your eligibility against the qualification criteria for the programme.

This explores your strengths: what you can do, as well as what you enjoy doing.

A strengths-based interview with one of our Recruiters.

A variety of assessments to provide us with a well-rounded view of your strengths and development areas.

Our apprentice programmes

Find out more about the range of apprenticeships at EDF.

Why complete an EDF Apprenticeship?

Follow a structured training programme

The recognised qualification you'll gain from our specialist training providers, provides the perfect foundation for your practical experience.

Make an impact

You’ll be involved in projects that make a real impact to our business and, whatever your skills area, you’ll be contributing towards EDF’s goal to help Britain achieve Net Zero.

I wanted to do a job that makes a difference. The impact of the what we're doing to tackle climate change makes the work really rewarding.

Jamie Jones,
Wind Turbine Technician Apprentice

Competitive salary and rewards

We’re proud to offer a flexible benefits package that supports your wellbeing, financial security and allows you to enjoy your time away from work.

Progress your career

Many Apprentices go on to become qualified engineers and leaders. Whatever your ambition, your training opens the door to a variety of opportunities at EDF.

What I’ve loved is developing my career and studies, whilst meeting so many interesting people in the industry who have guided me and developed my skills.

Annie Nash,
Supply Chain Apprentice

Learn life skills

Get out of the classroom and learn a valuable set of skills to set you up for life, such as communication, team work, relationship building and problem solving.

Giving back

You'll be offered two days each year to take part in activities to support the communities where we work and live, or you could fundraise for our company charity, Alzheimer’s Society.

Life and opportunities at EDF

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Nuclear engineers on site at nuclear power station using tablet

Helping Britain achieve Net Zero

How we’re supporting an affordable, secure and just transition.

Benefits and rewards

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.