This is an exciting time for the energy industry and as part of our Commercial Graduate Scheme you will be at the forefront of innovation as we build a sustainable future for our business and our customers.
At EDF Energy we want to be our customers’ energy partner of choice. We aim to deliver fair value and a great experience for our customers and, in an ever-changing world with new technologies; the opportunities to deliver this are endless.
On the Commercial Graduate Scheme you will lead the way on this journey as you learn about the energy business, and develop the skills and knowledge to drive commercial decisions and future strategy for our Customers business unit.
In return, you can look forward to a structured Graduate development programme, with placements in a range of rewarding and challenging roles; working alongside some of the most experienced, capable and accomplished people in the sector.
- At least a 2:1 degree (or be on track to get a 2:1 when you graduate), in any discipline. If you have a postgraduate degree, we'll accept a 2:2
- You will demonstrate commercial acumen, excellent communication skills and an aptitude for leadership
- You will thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; with the ability to adapt quickly to new challenges and opportunities
- You will be passionate about working in a customer-focused environment and developing your skills and career at EDF Energy
- You will be willing to relocate as required
Applications are now closed.
Our Customers business area is responsible for buying and managing the energy we need; developing and selling products and services; and delivering and managing the processes and channels needed to serve our customers.
This two-year Commercial programme is designed to help you develop the tools, skills and expertise needed to progress through EDF Energy. We have designed placements that give you experience in key areas across our Customers business and enable you to develop the skills that are critical to our success.
You will spend six months in four different assignments, where you will build up a broad set of skills, with the opportunity to specialise towards the end of the programme.
Assignments could include...
The Sales & Marketing team is focused on understanding our 3 main customer types (residential, business and large commercial partnerships) to deliver energy, services and non-energy sales.
Opportunities range from getting involved in our commercial strategy or pricing policy, through to delivering a marketing campaign or exploring new revenue streams. You could be designing and launching new tariffs or creating our digital products and campaigns.
This is where your commercial acumen and analytical skills will come to the fore as you help manage energy market risk and the non-operational costs for Customers.
Your responsibilities could include providing commercial support and challenge to the business, undertaking modelling and analysis, producing accurate demand forecasts, or helping to maximise the value of assets and minimise risks.
Within Customer Operations, you will deliver and manage the processes and channels needed to serve our customers.
In this business area you can get involved in some of our back office functions, such as billing and revenue collection or helping to drive the digital and data strategy and proposition for the Customers business.
You’ll be working on projects within our ‘Blue Lab’. Here we investigate, test and trial new and innovative ideas that could add real value to our customers and business. These could involve areas such as new low carbon technologies, energy generation solutions, smart technology, digital services and tools for customers to manage their own demand.
You will be leading the way when it comes to innovation, by harnessing brilliant ideas and transforming them into a reality that will change our customers’ relationship with energy.
Here is where you can gain hands-on experience of managing projects and business change across the Customers business.
Acting as an internal partner to the business, there will be opportunities to work on different types of project that impact our people, systems and ways of working. Working with various teams, it’s an excellent way to learn about the whole organisation.
Smart meters are the energy industry’s new technology designed to help consumers have more control over their energy consumption. Customers can see how much energy they’re using, what it’s costing and, to top it off, they’ll receive accurate bills without having to read their meter.
With installations well underway, this is an opportunity to be involved in one of the company’s largest projects.
Our starting salary for Commercial graduates is £27,500 and we have plenty of other ways of letting you know how much we appreciate all your hard work.
25 days’ annual leave
Join our pension scheme
Your salary will increase annually as your experience develops and you progress through your scheme
Perform well and boost your earnings annually
A lump sum payment of £2,000 to help with the cost of moving between attachments and into a new role at the end of the Graduate Programme.
The Commercial Graduate scheme at EDF Energy is unique in that it allows you to focus on a part of the energy industry that is dynamic and hugely competitive. I am particularly looking forward to my Customer Operations placement, as I think it will help me develop distinctive leadership skills.
I am currently completing a placement in the Digital Delivery and Planning team, dividing my time between our offices in Hove and Three Bridges. My team are responsible for our digital applications, including our online account, MyAccount, the website, the EDF Energy Apps and our internal quoting system. A typical day currently involves meeting with stakeholders to understand their objectives, liaising with our third party partners and scheduling and planning large scale projects.
The highlight of my time at EDF Energy so far has been organising and running a digital workshop at the Finance Leadership Event in Brighton. We presented to groups that included the CFO of EDF Energy and the Finance Director of the Customers business unit.
I’m motivated by the opportunity to learn a wide variety of skills that I can use to turbo-charge my career with the company in the long term and to be successful at EDF Energy I think it’s important to make the most of all the opportunities that are available, work hard and make sure you enjoy yourself.
My top tip for anyone applying is to demonstrate a good understanding of the dynamics of the energy market, on both the generation and retail side, and how these affect EDF Energy.
Most of your learning will be on the job. But in addition to all the support, encouragement and guidance you receive from your mentor and rotational line managers, there may well be some technical training involved in certain rotations.
You will also have the opportunity to undertake training to develop your skills in key business areas such as communication and financial & commercial awareness.
Applications are now closed.