Overview

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.

Requirements

  • 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

Duration

3 years

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Applications are now open and will close at midnight on the 16th December 2016.

More detail

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.

Training

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.

Tom Griffiths – Finance Graduate Scheme

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.

Applying

Applications open early September.

We receive a large volume of applications to our Graduate Schemes each year and whilst we aim to consider everyone, our approach is to review and consider applications in the order that they are received. We may close some schemes earlier than the deadline of 16th December 2016 if we receive a large number of applications and therefore we would encourage candidates to apply early to avoid disappointment.

 

Applications open
Apply now

Applications are now open and will close at midnight on the 16th December 2016.