Ours is an industry that is changing quickly and taking on more and more importance. Climate change, security of supply, the need for new infrastructure – all of these will affect the energy industry in the years to come. But as the largest generator of low carbon electricity in the UK, EDF Energy is perfectly placed to tackle such issues. This is an open invitation to explore a major business that's growing in size, influence and profile – and explore it fully.
- At least a 2:1 in either a business management, business studies, supply chain management or logistics degree
- Willingness to relocate as required
- Desire to learn and develop your skills
Applications are now closed.
Supporting the operation of EDF Energy’s existing fleet of power stations poses many unique and commercial challenges to our Supply Chain teams. With an annual spend of over £600m in over 50 market areas, the EDF Energy Generation Supply Chain team is at the core of ensuring the correct goods and services are ordered, are delivered safely, are of high quality, arrive on site at the optimum time at the best price possible.
During your two years, you will complete attachments in the different areas of Supply Chain and have the opportunity to see what life is like in a nuclear power station. The scheme has been designed to expose you to Supply Chain’s work ensuring continual improvement in a nuclear context, as well as giving you an opportunity to understand the wider business.
Our starting salary for Supply Chain graduates is £27,500, rising with qualification level. 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 as your skills and experience develop
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.
Every day in Supply Chain is different, a typical day however will involve a wide variety of stakeholder interactions both with internal and external stakeholders. Internal stakeholder interactions range from conversations with engineers regarding the specification for requested work, to meetings with the Legal team to discuss more complex Contractual clauses. The majority of external stakeholder interactions are with our supply partners. In addition to this, a typical day will involve reviewing and negotiating Terms and Conditions following completion of a full tendering process for a range of different Contracts, it is unlikely that you will ever just be working on one Contract at a time and they will all be at different stages in the Procurement Cycle.
Working for a large organisation in an industry that has plays an essential part in everyone’s day to day lives is something that motivates me. I also enjoy seeing the outcomes of my hard work, for example, seeing the completion and end result of a Contract that I have placed.
The EDF Energy Supply Chain graduate scheme gives you the opportunity to have really varied experience within the organisation. This allows you to develop a better understanding of the context of your role in the company and also to build relationships with a wide range of people. One of the main highlights of my Supply Chain graduate scheme was the opportunity to get involved in the Generation Development team, a new team who sit outside of Supply Chain. I was able to provide a Supply Chain perspective on some of the areas that the team are working on.
On-the-job training is diverse and covers everything from supply chain operations (supply chain analysis, performance management) to Market management (tendering and negotiation), Contract management to Outage Management.
There will be opportunities to study for membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) as well as a range of other courses.
You'll also have the chance to undertake training to develop your skills, such as communication and commercial awareness, in key business areas.
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.