Industrial placements

Across our power stations and offices around the UK, there are all kinds of ways to see what it’s like to work for EDF Energy and spend a year contributing to the UK’s sustainable energy future. We have plenty of paid 12-month industrial placements waiting to equip you with practical work experience relevant to your degree and professional skills that will set you up for your career after university.

You might want to learn what it takes to build and operate nuclear power stations. Maybe you’d rather explore the commercial side of managing a business as vast and fast-moving as ours. Whatever your interests now, whatever your plans for the future, prepare to discover a huge amount about our business, the wider energy sector and yourself. 

Nuclear science and engineering

(Including IT and Commercial)

We have all kinds of industrial placement opportunities for science, engineering, IT and business students keen to get an early insight into the wide range of careers within nuclear power generation. Read more through the link below.

Supply chain

We have a fantastic opportunity to get a year-long insight into the work done by Supply Chain in a large and complex organisation like ours. It’s an exciting placement, and will help you decide if a career within Supply Chain is right for you. Click the link below to find out more.

Research and development

We have several industrial placement opportunities in the EDF Energy Research and Development (R&D) UK Centre. Our R&D UK Centre is at the forefront of the investigation and deployment of brand new technologies. Supporting everything from Nuclear, Energy Efficiency and Smart Meters, to Energy Management, Electric Vehicles and Digital Futures, it’s a real centre of expertise and innovation.

Information coming soon about 2018 opportunities.

Human resources

The work of our Employee Services team is critical to supporting the business, line managers and employees in all things HR. This unique and exciting opportunity will give you great insight to the role each function within Employee Services plays in providing an exceptional service to the business. Click the link below for more further information.


If you are studying for a degree in Communications/PR or Marketing and looking for a placement year, don’t miss out on an opportunity to work with our Hinkley Point C Communications team.  Follow the link below to find out more about this amazing opportunity.