Overview

Our Internship programmes provide an excellent opportunity to gain insights into life and work at EDF Energy. Most placements are offered for 10-12 weeks from June – September, however occasionally they are offered at other times of year. 

With a Science & Engineering opportunity you could expect a junior hands-on role, perhaps developing your fault-finding skills; project managing minor projects; supporting safety at work; examining feasibility cases to extend stations’ lifetimes; or carrying out maintenance and installing new equipment. Our power stations are often big local employers, and as a result, you’ll find that there’s a real sense of pride and a close community within each one.

Commercial placements will provide you with challenging assignments within a commercial context. This could involve using your data gathering, modelling and analysis skills to see how the recommendations you help to develop are used to challenge and improve strategic, operational and financial performance within a commercial business. Or you could be offered an opportunity in one of our HR or Communications teams.

Wherever you work, during your placement we’ll provide you with challenging assignments and all the support you’ll need to make the most of the experience. At the end of your placement you could be offered the opportunity to be assessed for one of our Graduate Programmes.

What to expect

At our Barnwood or East Kilbride locations, you could be involved in a project to support our nuclear power stations, again taking a role as part of a team. Because these offices are where our teams tackle design engineering, lifetime planning for the reactors, outages, and large projects, you’ll find yourself surrounded by highly qualified professionals, taking a broader, more strategic view. Occasionally we also have opportunities actually based at one of our power stations.

Working within our UK Centre for R&D you could be at the forefront of the investigation and deployment of brand new digital technologies. Leading high tech, innovative projects such as developing apps that depict future wind farms, to working on how to display SMART meter data, it’s an exciting area to work in, with lots of opportunities.

If you join on one of our Commercial Internships you could be supporting large-scale business projects within our transformation teams; analysing figures coming out of the business to help us understand our costs or prices; or working with our HR Teams attracting, rewarding and retaining the very best people. 

When you apply we’ll ask you about your areas of interest, location preferences and availability to work. There will be a pause as we review applications and we’ll let you know as soon as possible if we have an opportunity that matches your preferences and skills set.  We may not be in touch until 2018, as business requirements are submitted throughout the year, however we’ll update you at the earliest opportunity.

What you'll need

We have high expectations for the students we take on: we’re looking for people at any stage of their university education who are genuinely interested in the energy industry and who want to take ownership of their experience on a placement.

We’re eager for you to achieve a great deal – and we want to see that eagerness reflected in you, too. You don’t need to be an expert already, but you’ll be working towards a degree in an appropriate subject such as:

  • Nuclear Science and Engineering Placements: Electrical Engineering, Control and Instrumentation, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science or Materials Science & Metallurgy.
  • Commercial or Finance Placements: Economics, Business Management/Analysis, Maths, Finance, Management, Marketing, Statistics or Science.
  • HR or Communications Placements: HR, Marketing, PR, Journalism or Media.

You’ll also have the strong communication skills, team working skills, and innovative ideas to really influence the way we do things.

Commercial Internships

Within our commercial internships you could be supporting large-scale business projects within our transformation teams; analysing figures coming out of the business to help us understand our costs or prices; or working with our HR Teams working towards attracting, rewarding and retaining the very best people.

Applications now open.

Engineering and Science Internships

At a power station, you could expect to take on a junior hands-on role: perhaps developing your fault-finding skills; project managing minor projects; supporting safety at work; examining feasibility cases to extend stations’ lifetimes; or carrying out maintenance and installing new equipment. Because our power stations are often big local employers, you’ll find there’s a real sense of pride and a close community in each one. 

Applications now open.