Whatever stage you're at, make your next step a big one.

Gearing up for your GCSEs? Wondering what’s next when you finish your A Levels? Itching to experience the world of work while studying at university? Or weighing up your options when you finish your degree?

Whatever the case, here at EDF Energy, you’ll find a variety of exciting and inspiring opportunities to find out more about the work we do and kick start your career in one of the most exhilarating industries around.

After GCSEs

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Work Insight Programme

We've partnered with the Social Mobility Foundation, a charity which aims to make a practical improvement in social mobility for young people from low-income backgrounds. Through the Social Mobility Foundation's Aspiring Professionals Programme we're offering the opportunity to gain experience working at EDF Energy on our Work Insight Programme.

  • Up to 5 GCSE A grades required
  • Predicted at least ABB at A Level

Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship

Based first at HMS Sultan, then one of our eight UK power stations, this is a brilliant way to start your career in engineering. You’ll get a unique insight into what it takes to run and maintain a nuclear power station, develop a wide range of technical skills as well as gaining an Advanced Modern Apprenticeship Certificate in Engineering, a BTEC and NVQ Level 3, with the potential for further education.

  • 5 GCSEs required
  • 4 year apprenticeship

Smart Metering Apprenticeship

A fantastic opportunity, based either in the South East or South West of England, to qualify as a Metering Engineer. As well as benefiting from valuable on-the-job training, you’ll gain recognised NVQ Level 3 and City & Guilds Technical qualifications. All of which will help you prepare for a bright future ahead.

  • 5 GCSEs required
  • 54 week apprenticeship
  • Valid driving licence required

After A Levels

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Business Apprenticeship

Based at our central engineering support centre near Gloucester, this programme brings together live work with supported study towards an NVQ Level 3 and BTEC Level 3 in Business Administration.

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Technical Foundation Training Scheme

At our central engineering support centre you’ll gain real-world experience, develop your skills as a technical or engineering specialist and study part-time towards a STEM degree.

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Chemistry Trainee

With a balance of practical, hands-on training, distance learning and on-the-job coaching, this UK-wide programme supports your study towards an HNC in Chemistry.

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Commercial Apprenticeship

The HPC Commercial Apprenticeship Programme will instil all the qualities and skills required to kick-start your career as a commercial professional with EDF Energy and the HPC project. You will spend 5 years learning from experts as part of the apprenticeship and, as well as getting valuable real world experience, you will study for a university level qualification.

  • A National Certificate/Diploma in a construction/engineering discipline with a merit profile, or a National Certificate/Diploma in a business related programme with a merit profile, or
  • A Levels, equivalent to 120 UCAS points
  • Applicants will usually also require at least 4 GCSE passes (at grade C or above), including Maths and English or their Level 2 equivalents

Undergraduates

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Industrial Placements

An exciting opportunity to experience firsthand the work we do at EDF Energy, in a role that’s directly related to the degree you’re studying at university. Across the UK, there are numerous options available in business, science and engineering disciplines. All of which offer a valuable insight into our business and the energy sector as a whole.

Internships

Over the course of the schemes, our UK-wide internships offer a deep understanding of our organisation and the industry we operate in. That experience, together with the skills you’ll develop while you’re with us will prove invaluable when you’re back at university. And who knows? When you graduate, it could determine your next move.

Graduates

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Graduates

Just as we’re investing heavily in a sustainable energy future, we’re also investing heavily in the people who’ll make it happen. With that in mind, we now offer graduate schemes in a wide range of business, science and engineering disciplines – each offering the chance to develop quickly through a combination of formal professional and on-the-job learning. The structure and content of these schemes varies according to the individual discipline. But they all feature personally tailored, individual development plans and formal rotations to give you the broadest view of our business. On many, you can also expect to gain a professional qualification.

The graduates we take on now are key to our long-term success and, whether you join us on a Science and Engineering or a Commercial graduate programme, the scale and scope of our opportunities is enormous. So expect real challenges and responsibility from day one as you contribute to a better energy future at a wide range of locations across the UK. We encourage you to get your applications in as early as possible to be in with a better chance of securing your place.

Postgraduates

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Postgraduates

EDF Energy has an R&D centre in the UK with around 50 researchers in situ. The centre is an integral part of the EDF Group R&D network and works across the whole value chain of electricity; successfully leading on millions of pounds worth of international projects. It is a centre of expertise for the group benefiting from the UK's strong experience in a number of topics including Offshore Wind, Intermittency or Smart Grids and works across all EDF Energy specialisms including Nuclear, CCS, Energy Efficiency, Smart Meters, Electric Vehicles and Digital Futures. 

The R&D Centre works in partnership with a number of universities across the UK to sponsor post-graduate research projects.