Overview

We've partnered with the Social Mobility Foundation, a charity which aims to make a practical improvement in social mobility for young people from low-income backgrounds. Through the Social Mobility Foundation's Aspiring Professionals Programme we're offering the opportunity to develop your employability skills and gain experience working at EDF Energy on our Work Insight Programme.

If you’re currently in Year 12, have an interest in Science or Business and would like to get a real insight into EDF Energy and what we do, our Work Insight Programme is just the thing. Over the course of two years you’ll be given the opportunity to spend time at EDF Energy and receive support and guidance from one of our Work Insight Mentors.

We're looking to recruit the next generation of professionals to support low-carbon energy and you could be part of it!

Requirements

  • You're in Year 12 and based in or live within an hour of our London sites, Sizewell Power Station in Suffolk, or our Barnwood office in Gloucester
  • You've been eligible for free school meals at some point during your secondary schooling, or are the first generation in your family to attend university in the UK and attend a school on this list
  • You obtained 5 A grades at GCSE or 4 A grades at GCSE at a school with a 50% or lower GCSE pass rate
  • You are predicted at least ABB at A Level
  • For Biology and Chemistry applicants: you must be studying at least two of the following subjects at AS-level/Advanced Higher/IB or equivalent: Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Physics
  • For Engineering and Physics applicants: you must be studying Maths, and at least one of the following subjects at AS-level/Advanced Higher/IB or equivalent: Biology, Chemistry, Further Maths, Physics
  • Please note we consider exceptions for those that have had serious disruption to their studies. This will need to be confirmed by a teacher. If you are, or have been, a child in care, please read the eligibility information here
  • Full London eligibility criteria can also be found here
  • To find out the reasons for the eligibility criteria, please click here

Duration

2 years

Applications closed

Applications are now closed and will re-open Autumn 2016.

More detail

Beginning with a site tour during Year 12 and a chance to meet your mentor, you’ll then attend a development centre to help you assess your skills and abilities and undertake some work experience at the site. 

In Year 13 you will attend another development centre and receive your “Gold Standard” Industrial Cadets certificate. Throughout you will have access via email to your mentor, offering advice and guidance on careers, opportunities and what you might like to achieve after your A Levels.

Training

Most of what you learn will be on the job, with support from your mentor and the teams you work in. Some placements come with opportunities for further technical training as needed.

Application

Eligible students will be assessed on the basis of the quality of their completed application forms, their school/college context, family history of higher education and teacher references.

Applications are now closed and will re-open Autumn 2016.

Applications closed

Applications are now closed and will re-open Autumn 2016.