Frequently asked questions

EDF careers FAQs and advice

Applying for roles

How do I apply? 

When you find a vacancy that you wish to apply for, click the ‘Apply now’ button. You’ll be offered the choice of applying using your LinkedIn profile or, alternatively, you can upload your CV and covering letter (optional) to your application.  

You’ll receive an email acknowledgement of your application and one of our dedicated team will review your application personally. 

 

I wanted to apply for a position I saw but it's not listed anymore - can I still apply? 

Vacancies are generally advertised over two weeks. Once the closing date has passed the vacancy will no longer be listed. Unfortunately, we cannot accept late applications. 

 

How can I check the status of my application? 

The time taken for reviewing applications will vary depending on the type of role you’re applying for. Our aim is always to respond to applications as soon as possible and you will always be notified as to whether your application was successful or not. 

 

Who can I contact for feedback on my application? 

Due to the high number of applications that we receive, we’re unable to provide detailed feedback to candidates who are not successful in reaching interview stage with the hiring manager. 

 

Do you accept speculative applications? 

Instead of accepting speculative CVs, we advise you to register your details on our careers website here and set up alerts for future opportunities which will be relevant to you. 

 

What do you do with my personal details? 

At EDF we respect your privacy and value the trust you put in us when you share your personal details with us.  Click here for more information about what we collect; how we collect and why we collect data about you.  

Recruitment Agencies, Contractors and Suppliers

I’m a Recruitment Consultant, how can I work with EDF? 

We operate a preferred supplier list for recruitment agencies and are unable to accept unsolicited or speculative applications from suppliers not on the list. Please contact us to find out more here: AgencyQueries@edfenergy.com  

 

I’m a contractor/supplier, how can I work with EDF? 

Please visit this page for more information about becoming a supplier.

Right to work in the UK

Do you offer Tier 2 Sponsorship to Non EEA citizens?   

EDF Energy hold a Tier 2 Sponsored license, further guidance on Tier 2 sponsorship can be found here.  

 

ID Documents 

As part of our recruitment process, we’ll ask you to prove your eligibility to work in the UK. We’ll request you to bring ID documents with you to your interview (if face-to-face), so that if you are the successful candidate and we offer you the job, we can start the pre-employment checking process without delay. 

Our selection process

What is our selection process? 

Depending on the role you’ve applied for, we’ll ask you to complete different assessments and/or interviews.  From our training programmes to our senior positions, the selection process is tailored to meet specific role and business needs. 

As your application progresses, your Recruiter will be on hand to discuss the various stages with you. 

 

How does the interview process work? 

Interviews are designed to measure the skills and behaviours required to do a job well. All candidates under consideration for a role are assessed against the same set of competencies ensure fairness. 

Our interviews are carried out by our Recruiters, management team and HR colleagues via telephone, video and face-to-face. 

 

What happens at an assessment centre? 

If you’re invited to an assessment centre, your Recruiter will let you know what to expect. Our assessment days will usually involve several different exercises for you to demonstrate many different skills. 

Our assessment centres might be face-to-face or online, but rest assured that we’ll provide you with all the information you need in advance. 

 

What to wear? 

At EDF, most people wear smart casual attire. However, interviewees usually dress in business-wear. A good example of this is a clean and ironed shirt with smart trousers/skirt or suit and smart shoes. This is just as important for a video interview as it is when meeting us face-to-face. 

 

When will I hear the outcome? 

We know you'll be keen to hear the outcome of your interview, and we'll aim to update you as soon as we can after the last interview has taken place.  

 

How do I tell you about any adjustments required in respect of a disability? 

Please let us know if you require us to make any reasonable adjustments during the selection process.  Our recruiters will be happy to discuss all the options with you. 

Training programmes

I have just finished School / College and don't have any work experience - can I still apply to EDF Energy? 

Yes, we offer a variety of opportunities throughout the year for entry level positions. You can find these by reviewing our Training Programmes page. 

Supporting you during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

We want to assure you that during the Coronavirus pandemic we’re still recruiting for key roles.  We’re using digital technology (such as video interviews and virtual assessment centres) to replace parts of our face-to-face assessments and our experienced Recruitment team is here to help guide you throughout the selection process. 

The health and well-being of our employees, customers and candidates is our top priority. We’ve put together some FAQs to answer any queries you may have about how the recruitment process has been adjusted to remain accessible to everyone during these unusual times. 

 

How will the interview process work during COVID-19? 

If you’re invited to an interview, then this is likely to take place via phone or using video technology initially. Your Recruiter will discuss the various digital options available with you.  

 

How will assessment centres be run during COVID-19? 

We have the capability to run our assessments centres via a virtual online platform. If you’re invited to an assessment centre then your Recruiter will provide further details. 

 

What’s the process if I’m offered a job during COVID-19? 

If you accept the offer of a job with EDF then you’ll need to complete a number of pre-employment requirements prior to your start date. Your onboarding consultant will be on hand to guide you through this process and explain how we’re using technology to simplify the gathering of this information. 

Employment Scams

We're aware that a number of employment scams have targeted EDF recently and we take this very seriously. If you receive something that looks suspicious please don’t respond or click on any links or attachments. You can report any suspicious communications to us by emailing fraud@edfenergy.com.

To help you remain vigilant, please note the following:

  • Our Recruitment Team will only use an official EDF email address to contact you.
  • EDF will never request financial information or payments during the recruitment process. 
  • You can apply for all EDF job opportunities on our company website: https://www.edfenergy.com/careers.
  • You should never disclose any personal information (national insurance number, date of birth, bank account details, address) or make payments to an unknown party.

If you live in the UK and believe that you’re a victim of identity fraud please visit https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/identity-theft/.