Our Finance Graduate Programme will give you all the preparation you need for a highly successful finance career at the pinnacle of the energy sector – including a top chartered accounting qualification.
- Preference is given to candidates with numerical disciplines, such as: Finance, Accounting, Business and Maths, with a minimum of a 2:1 degree
- Motivation to qualify as an Accountant and work in Finance
- Flexible and enthusiastic team player
- Eager to learn and develop your skills
Applications are now closed.
You’ll work your way through a series of job rotations, spending time in a variety of business units, at different locations, to build a rounded view of finance at EDF Energy. Just as importantly, you’ll gain broader insights into how energy markets work, the challenges we face as an industry and the actions we need to take to overcome them. All the while, you’ll have the support you need to study for the CIMA professional qualification.
The precise nature of your placements will be determined by your skills and aspirations as well as the demands of the business. In every case, expect real work from the word go, from preparing reports to examining operating costs, looking at forecasts to getting involved in major projects. You could even find yourself on a specialist placement in our Tax, Derivative or Investments team.
We want you to get a comprehensive grounding in the business of energy, which is why we place you in so many different roles. What’s more, the programme’s structured in a way that will meet all of the practical requirements of your CIMA qualification over the three years.
Our starting salary for Finance graduates is £27,500 and we have plenty of other ways of letting you know how much we appreciate all your hard work. Hover over the icons to discover more.
25 days’ annual leave
Join our pension scheme
Your salary will increase annually as your experience develops and you progress through your CIMA qualification
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 programme is structured so that you’ll be able to fulfil all the practical requirements of your CIMA qualification while you’re on it. Beyond that, there are widespread opportunities to build professional skills, from presenting to influencing, project management to negotiations, through formal training programmes.
You’ll also have the chance to undertake training to develop your skills, such as communication and commercial awareness, in key business areas.
Following my Economics degree, I chose the Finance graduate scheme because I knew I wanted to pursue a rewarding career working right at the heart of the business and ultimately to train as a qualified Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). EDF Energy offers a competitive rotational programme across the business – allowing me to see a variety of areas across the breadth of the business, and get involved with various projects and assignments.
At work, my biggest motivation is to get involved with as much interesting and diverse work as possible. This could be analysing our coal strategy over the coming years based on current market conditions, or looking at the challenges facing our nuclear fleet as they near the decommissioning stage of their life. The work produced by my team is presented to our Chief Financial Officer and our Chief Executive Officer, who in turn presents to the Group CEO – it’s rewarding and satisfying to be given the exposure to the leaders in the business at such an early stage in my career.
I think that to be a successful Finance Graduate and, ultimately a successful Accountant at EDF Energy, it goes without saying that you need to be good with numbers - but it's much more than just bean-counting! You need to have drive and ambition, great attention to detail, and the ability to communicate the story that lies behind the figures.
I wanted to work for a large company who provide a wide range of opportunities to develop my career, and EDF Energy do exactly that. Providing that you can be a dependable team-player, believe in your own ability and are prepared to continuously learn new things every day; then you can have a very successful and rewarding career here at EDF Energy.
It’s rigorous, but totally fair – a chance for us to get to know each other. We want to find out whether you’ve got the skills and outlook to be the future of energy. You'll have a chance to see whether we’re the perfect home for your talents.
When you’ve chosen the right scheme for you, start by registering online and completing our application form. We will ask you for some key information such as contact details, qualifications, work experience and your motivation for applying to EDF Energy. You'll have the chance to explain to us why you want a career with EDF Energy – so please be as clear and specific about this as you can.
Our recruitment team will need to verify the information you give us in order to progress your application, so please answer truthfully, accurately and fully. Please also note that we can’t accept CVs alone.
If we like the look of your application, we’ll ask you to complete an online situational strengths test. This assessment will give you the opportunity to show us where your strengths lie when faced with a variety of work situations and will also give you an insight into the type of work our graduates get involved in.
In the next stage of our process we will ask you to complete an online numerical reasoning test. Bear in mind that you might find yourself taking this test again under more controlled conditions as part of our assessment centres, so this is good preparation for you as well as being insightful for us.
It’s not always easy to convey your best qualities and experiences in an online form. Get through the online stages and you’ll have the chance to tell us more about yourself during a short telephone interview. As well as giving more evidence of the skills and qualities we’re looking for, you’ll be able to show us you’ve given careful thought to your career choice.
Assessment Centre / Interview point: Impress us over the phone and you’ll be invited to our assessment centre. Here you’ll take part in various exercises designed to show us whether you have the behaviours and ability to be a hit on our Graduate Programmes or Industrial Placements. We’ll get to see how well you approach tasks, deal with issues and work with others. You’ll get to learn more about us, our culture, our people and our programmes. You'll also have the opportunity to demonstrate your technical knowledge and capability at interview stage.
If everything goes well through these stages, we’ll make you an offer as soon as possible after the assessment centre. If you accept, congratulations on the official start of a very exciting and rewarding career with EDF Energy.
We’ll keep in touch throughout the summer months to make sure you’ve got all the information you need to prepare to start your programme. We’ll also invite you to a range of events where you can meet other new starters and get a feel for life at EDF Energy.
Applications are now closed.