At EDF Energy, we’re always looking out for Chemistry’s next bright talents. Which is why we make sure that every Chemistry Trainee has the chance to reach their full potential. Join us and you’ll be working on-site at one of our power stations and studying for an HNC qualification, 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 eagle eye of experienced Chemistry Technicians.


  • Educated to A level standard (or equivalent) in Chemistry or a similar subject
  • At least 5 GCSEs (or equivalent), including Grade C or above in Maths and English
  • A genuine interest in furthering your education and committed to seeing it through
  • Good analytical and practical skills
  • Ideally you’ll work locally
  • A genuine awareness and appreciation of the size and scale of a power station


2 - 3 years

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More detail

As a Chemistry Trainee, you’ll do a mix of plant work, laboratory analysis and study. Supporting Chemistry compliance requirements, setting up new Chemistry specifications and analysing samples – you’ll do it all, plus study towards a HNC in Chemistry. University’s not for everyone, for whatever reason. So if you’d prefer 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 with both a HNC qualification and years of hands-on experience at EDF Energy. You’ll be in the best possible position to continue your career, and to go on to become a Chemistry Engineer of the future.

What's in it for you

For starters, there’s a £16,313 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

As a Chemistry Trainee, you’ll be participating in a 2-3 year course operated by a University or College EDF Energy have partnered with.


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