The EDF Energy Research and Development UK Centre is at the forefront of the investigation and deployment of brand new digital technologies. Leading hi-tech, innovative projects such as developing apps that depict future wind farms to how to display and interpret SMART meter data, it’s an exciting area to work in and one which we’re currently expanding. We’re looking for a Developer to join our Digital Innovation team on an industrial placement. It’s a fantastic opportunity for someone to get involved in the digital future of EDF Energy. If you’re a digitally-focused developer who wants to gain experience in one of the UK’s most exciting R&D departments, this could be your chance to secure a ‘feel better future’.  


  • Studying Computer Science, or a related degree relevant to the placement
  • You’ll be on track to achieve or will have already achieved a 2:1 undergraduate degree, or 2:2 postgraduate qualification
  • Java, python, javascript, titanium, optionally d3.js experience
  • Experience in programming, mobile development and HTML5 responsive design
  • Relational and/or NoSQL databases knowledge
  • UNIX-like, Debian/Ubuntu systems administration
  • Highly organised and able to meet deadlines


12 months

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Taking on a real developer job at a junior level, you’ll get hands on experience developing innovative new products for customers and businesses from scratch. You’ll work on front end development, back office development, systems administration and innovation and technology monitoring – all under the eagle eyes of an enthusiastic team of experts. 


Most of what you learn will be on the job, with support and guidance from your team. Plus, you’ll have the chance to learn a new programming language during your working hours. 


You'll be based in our office in Brighton.

It’s worth noting that we don’t offer relocation help for Industrial Placements. So if the placement you’re applying for isn’t in your local area, you’ll need to be able to cover the cost of moving to and living there yourself.


Applications are now open.

We receive a large volume of applications 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 early 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.