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Science and engineering graduate jobs

We offer graduate careers across engineering, science, commissioning and nuclear compliance.

Be an integral part of our vision to be an efficient, responsible energy company and a champion of low-carbon growth.

Our Science and engineering scheme will open in autumn 2024. In the meantime, take a look at the benefits of completing our training programme and the support we offer our Graduates



What's in it for you?

  • Experience life at an operating power station, understanding the technical, safety, operational and engineering aspects of producing nuclear energy

  • Complete unique placements at Hinkley Point C, the largest construction project in Europe, and Sizewell C, our second vital new nuclear build project that will further support the growth of a future low-carbon economy and reduce the need for imported generation

  • Starting salary of £35k, with annual bonus, market-leading pension and competitive benefits

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“EDF was my first choice of company to work for – I wanted to be at the heart of nuclear operations in the UK and no other company compared for me!” 

Jenny Upton, Engineering Graduate

We'll support your career

  • Follow a tailored training path that will develop your skills and knowledge for your future career

  • Work with your Technical Mentor towards gaining Chartership. Our schemes are accredited with a number of professional bodies, such as: The Institute of Physics, The Institution of Chemical Engineers, The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (among others)

  • Formal support from our People Development Team and your managers, as well as lots of help and advice from your Graduate 'Buddy'

"I have a graduate buddy in the year above who I speak to regularly and my line manager is extremely helpful and supports me with whatever I need. I've found all the managers I’ve had to be very open, friendly and helpful, as well as receiving support from fellow graduates within the scheme." 

Campbell, Engineering Graduate

What do I need to apply?

  • Have (or be expecting) a 2:2 Bachelor’s or Postgraduate Degree in your specialist STEM subject, including the following disciplines: Chemical Engineering, General Engineering, Maths, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation & Control, Physics, Astrophysics, Health Physics, Physical Sciences, Human Factors, Psychology and Project Management.
  • An interest in nuclear energy, the power generation industry and technology
  • Be ready to experience a variety of placements at our sites across the UK

"I love that I'm making a direct contribution towards helping Britain achieve Net Zero by building and operating the UK’s next generation of nuclear power stations." 

Hemma, Chemistry Engineer and previous Engineering Graduate

Life as a Graduate at EDF

Head over to our Graduate Hub to discover all the benefits of completing our training programme and the support we offer our Graduates. 

  • Dates for applying
  • What our Graduates say
  • How we support you during the programme
  • Continuous development for your career
  • Diversity and inclusion at EDF
  • Company benefits

What's it like to work at EDF?