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Graduate schemes

Join our Graduate programmes and make an immediate impact, powering the nation now, whilst building a sustainable energy future.

Our Graduate opportunities will open for applications again in 2025. In the meantime, find out more about the programmes we offer

The best thing about working for EDF is the amount that you learn from all of the experts in the nuclear industry. Nobody knows nuclear power in the UK like EDF, and I’ve learned so much during my placements. Plus, my job is always a conversation starter!

Jenny Upton,
Commissioning Engineer

Our energy industry graduate schemes


Develop your business acumen within our Customers business area, helping our customers save energy, reduce their bill and carbon footprint.

Commercial (Renewable Energy)

Experience the business world of renewable energy. Over the course of two years, you'll complete placements supporting commercial, strategic and analytical business decisions.


Data and Tech

Develop specialist skills to build a career as a data scientist or software engineer, using our award-winning digital tools and learning from our experts.

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Design Engineering

Join our Design Engineering scheme and you’ll play an important part of the UK’s nuclear new build programme.

Engineering (Renewable Energy)

Join our Renewable Energy business and work alongside subject matter experts to help develop, build and operate renewable technologies across the UK and Ireland.


Human Resources

Join our 2-year scheme where you'll build your knowledge in various HR areas. You’ll gain experience business partnering within a power station, working on case management and delivering HR projects.




Over the course of two years, you’ll complete your Professional Skills Course (PSC) and develop your legal knowledge.

Nuclear Business (Sizewell C)

It is a hugely exciting time to join the Sizewell C project, as we continue on our journey to build a new nuclear power station for Britain. Join our Nuclear Business programme, and be at the forefront of the UK’s climate change agenda.

Nuclear Security and Cyber

Join our Nuclear Security & Cyber training programme and develop your skills whilst helping to protect EDF and ensuring the safety of the future nuclear industry.


Learn about ‘best-in-class’ supply chain management, as you help develop and manage a suite of contracts to support our ambition to help Britain achieve Net Zero.

Science and Engineering

We're recruiting talented engineers and technical minds to help us generate low carbon energy and build a sustainable future.

Supply Chain

Over two years you’ll learn about the critical work of our Supply Chain teams in the nuclear operating context and on a major infrastructure project.


You'll gain valuable experience and develop your trading knowledge by learning from our experts.

Strengths-based assessment

Our strengths-based assessments are designed to bring out the best in you.

Guidance for your application

Find out more about the stages of the EDF assessment process.

Advice from our Graduates

We asked our Graduates to share their top tips with you to succeed during the selection process.

What's the EDF graduate scheme like?

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Life-long learning

We offer continuous learning and development opportunities throughout your career at EDF. Whether that’s through LinkedIn Learning, EDF’s ‘MyLearning Hub’, our Mentoring scheme or a Talent programme, we’re proud to create an environment for everyone to be the best version of themselves.

A culture of diversity and inclusion

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours.

I’ve been blessed with a great mentor who is graciously guiding me in my career and life. We have fortnightly catch-ups that have enabled me to gain clarity and understand what it is I’d like to achieve in my early career.

Lisa Kaigutha,
Science & Engineering Graduate

Benefits & rewards

Work is just one part of our lives and at EDF we’re dedicated to providing our people with a flexible benefits package that supports their wellbeing, financial security and allows them to enjoy their time away from work.

Helping Britain achieve net zero

We’re a responsible business and proud to be Britain’s biggest generator of zero carbon electricity. With size, age and experience, we believe we can do even more. Join the team and together, we’ll help Britain achieve Net Zero.

I love being able to work flexibly and spend more time with those I love. Working from home had a huge impact in the winter months when I took a longer lunch break and made the most of the daytime!

Rachael Shuttleworth,
Renewables Engineering Graduate

Early careers opportunities

Discover more about early careers at EDF, including placements and apprenticeships.

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Experienced hire opportunities

Access a list of all vacancies and register to receive email alerts about future opportunities.

Did you find everything you’re looking for?

If not please check our FAQs below where you'll find information about Right to Work in the UK and our selection process. You can also contact our Early Careers Recruitment team at

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 acknowledging your application and one of our dedicated team will review your application personally. 

We’re proud to be a Disability Confident employer. If you encounter any accessibility challenges during your online application, please let us know by contacting and one of the recruitment team will be in touch.

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 whether your application was successful. 

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 the 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 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. Find more information on what data we collect and why we collect this data from you.

Who do I contact for queries about Graduate Programmes, Industrial Placements, Apprenticeships or Work Experience opportunities?

Please contact our Early Careers Recruitment Team:

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:

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

Visit the supply chain page for more information about becoming a supplier.

Do you offer Sponsorship to EU, EEA, Swiss and Non-EU citizens?

EDF Energy holds a Sponsored licence, further guidance on Sponsorship can be found on GOV.UK's page for skilled worker visas.

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. 

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? 

We’re proud to be a Disability Confident employer. If you encounter any accessibility challenges during your online application, please let us know by contacting and one of the recruitment team will be in touch.

We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities, which means that if you meet the minimum criteria for the opportunity and you share your disability with us, you will automatically progress to the first stage of our selection process.

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

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

Who do I contact for queries about Graduate Programmes, Industrial Placements, Apprenticeships or Work Experience opportunities?

Please contact our Early Careers Recruitment Team here:

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To help you remain vigilant, please note the following:

  • Our Recruitment Team will only use an official EDF email address to contact you.
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  • You can apply for all EDF job opportunities on our company website: Careers at EDF.
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