Overview

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.

Requirements

  • 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

 

Duration

2 years

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

More detail

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.

Emma Betts-Gray – Supply Chain Graduate Scheme

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.

Training

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.

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.