At EDF Energy, we’re always looking for Chemistry’s next bright talents. Which is why we’ll make sure that you have the chance to reach your full potential. Join us and you’ll be working on-site at one of our power stations and studying for a level 3 or 4 qualification in Chemistry at Sizewell or a Chemistry Degree in Heysham, all while earning a generous salary. Part of a small team made up of experts in the field of Chemistry, you’ll be responsible for handling chemicals and collecting & analysing chemical samples – all under the supervision of experienced Chemistry Technicians and Engineers.


  • Detailed educational requirements are noted below against each of the available opportunities
  • A genuine interest in furthering your education and committed to seeing it through
  • Good analytical and practical skills
  • Ideally you’ll live locally


2 - 3 years

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More detail

You’ll do a mix of plant work, laboratory analysis and study. Supporting Chemistry compliance requirements, setting up new Chemistry specifications and reviewing samples – you’ll do it all, plus study towards a Chemistry qualification. So if you want to earn a good living while you work towards a valuable technical qualification, then joining EDF Energy could be the perfect start to your career in Chemistry.

Where it could take you

Once you’ve completed the scheme, you’ll be a fully qualified Chemistry Technician at Sizewell or Chemistry Engineer at Heysham, with both a qualification and years of hands-on experience at EDF Energy. You’ll be in the best possible position to continue your career.

What's in it for you

For starters, there’s a generous salary and the opportunity to join our pension scheme. You’ll learn from real industry experts and enjoy mentorship from a fully-fledged Chemistry Engineer to help you on your way. Combine this with outstanding training and development, professional qualifications and the likelihood of a real job at the end of it and your future is looking bright.

Training and development

You’ll be participating in a Chemistry course operated by a University or College EDF Energy have partnered with.

Where you’ll be based

When completing your application, please state your preferred location in your CV or covering letter. 

We currently have opportunities in the following locations:

Sizewell B Power Station

The Chemistry Team work within the Environmental Support Group, of the Technical and Safety Department at Sizewell B Power Station. Sizewell B is the UK’s only Pressurised Water Reactor operating for commercial electricity production.

The successful candidate will be expected to support the Chemistry Team in providing high quality services in support of Equipment Reliability, Chemical Safety and Safe Reliable Generation. Potential candidates must be able to demonstrate good team working, communication skills and a willingness to work flexibly within their own range of competencies.

On the scheme, you’ll follow the Laboratory Technician Apprentice Standard and initially complete a level 3 qualification in Chemistry, such as a BTEC, followed by the opportunity to complete a level 4 qualification such as a HNC.

The minimum requirements we ask for are that applicants have achieved (or are on track to achieve) at least 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (or Grade 4 and above in the new GCSE grading structure), including Maths and English plus one Science or Technical subject. A Level Chemistry would be desirable.

Heysham 2 Power Station

The Chemistry Team at Heysham 2 is part of the Operations Department as Operations Technical Support which provides high quality output to the station in order to ensure high levels of Safety and Equipment Reliability. Heysham 2 is home to two Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactors (AGR) and is considered to be one of the world’s best Nuclear Power Stations.

The successful candidate will be expected to play a key team role in an energetic and thriving Chemistry team in the delivery of chemical analysis and investigation which will provide a platform for the candidate to progress their development and apply their scientific knowledge to technical challenges on a day-to-day basis. For example, this could include work related to chemical safety, or data analysis to determine potential trends which could threaten the integrity of the plant.

Potential candidates must be highly motivated, be able to demonstrate excellent team working, communication and interpersonal skills as well as a willingness to work flexibly. They should enjoy new challenges and have a passion for achieving success.

On the scheme, you’ll complete a level 4 qualification in Chemistry, such as an HNC with an optional upgrade to a degree.

The minimum requirements we ask for are that applicants have achieved (or are on track to achieve) three A-Levels (or equivalent) grades A – C, including Chemistry and ideally other science, technology or maths subjects. You should also be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Heysham 1 & 2 Power Stations

Sizewell Power Station


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