We receive a large volume of applications to our Graduate Schemes 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 earlier than the deadline if we receive a large number of applications and therefore we would encourage candidates to apply early to avoid disappointment.
Allow plenty of time to complete your application. Find a time when you know you won’t be interrupted so you can give the application your full attention.
Be clear on your CV how you meet the minimum entry criteria. Our graduate schemes often specify that particular degree subjects are required and this information should be obvious on your CV.
Double check your spelling and grammar. Don’t rely on your computer’s spell-check, get someone else to review your CV and then double check it again!
Make sure you keep to the deadlines. As you progress through the application process you will be invited to participate in the different elements of the selection process. These are time-bound to ensure that we can process your application in plenty of time. If you miss a deadline your application may not progress.
Ensure you complete the online testing in an environment where you can concentrate. Some of the tests are timed, you will need to concentrate and you won’t want to be interrupted.
Prepare well for your telephone interview. This is your first opportunity to speak to us and it’s a great opportunity to impress us with your knowledge of EDF Energy. We use a strengths-based format for our telephone interviews so that we can understand what you enjoy doing the most.
Be enthusiastic! It’s always fantastic to hear how passionate candidates are about working in the energy industry.
Make notes. If you are invited to assessment centre it’s useful to review your previous responses as part of your preparation.
We aim to keep you updated on the status of your application. Some parts of the application process naturally move more quickly and therefore your application may not yet have progressed each time you hear from us, however we will endeavour to communicate with you on a regular basis.
Advice from our successful Graduates..
We asked some of our Graduates what advice they would give candidates applying for the Graduate Programmes and this is what they said..
'The scheme is competitive, but if you get on board it is an excellent opportunity. If you do apply, it’s not just about showing your knowledge of your subject understanding of nuclear power, but about demonstrating how you can fit into the company and champion its values' - Harry Greenwood (Chemistry)
'The top tip for people looking at joining the graduate scheme would be to always keep an open mind to trying new things, meeting new people and moving around the country – take all the opportunities given to you' - Andy Morris (Environmental Science)
'Whilst at University ensure that you get involved with things that will make you stand out from the hundreds of other applicants who also have a degree. The ability to discuss any part-time work, volunteering or extracurricular activities is really important and gives you a dimension of skills to help showcase yourself to the company as a suitable candidate. Working for an Energy company doesn’t require an in-depth knowledge of the energy industry, but it does require the interest and passion to learn' - Vicky Upton (Business Analyst):
'Think carefully about the skills and knowledge you have to offer and how these will enable you to make an impact in the organisation' - Emma Betts-Gray (Supply Chain)
'Demonstrate a good understanding of the dynamics of the energy market, on both the generation and retail side, and how these affect EDF Energy' - Toby Gadd (Commercial Leadership)