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Industrial Placements

Join our Industrial Work Placements and spend 12 months embedded in our business, contributing to meaningful projects that directly impact our ambition to help Britain achieve Net Zero.

Our schemes will be open for applications in autumn 2024. In the meantime, explore how our early careers programmes will equip you with skills and experiences for career success.

I've had loads of support. I've had a mentor since the start of the placement and we have weekly meetings where she checks that everything's going smoothly with the placement.

Matt Hurst,
Employment Affairs Industrial Placement Student

Our energy sector Industrial Placements

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Join our Business Industrial Placement scheme at Heysham Power Station and learn through hands-on experience under the guidance of highly skilled and experienced colleagues.

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Cyber Security

Join our 12-month Cyber Security Programme at Heysham 1 Nuclear Power station, and drive plant computing security governance through the implementation of company policy, technical standards and regulatory requirements.

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HR Business Systems Support

Join our 12-month programme and hone your commercial, problem solving and analytical skills, whilst gaining broad exposure to our business.  

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Human Factors

Gain real-world experience in the energy industry through a 12-month placement, applying your knowledge to safety, radiation protection and condition monitoring projects.

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Mechanical Engineering

Embark on a 12-month programme and apply your academic training to impactful projects whilst contributing to your degree. You'll experience hands-on learning, mentorship and real-world problem-solving.

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Nuclear Safety & Quality

Join our 12-month placement and contribute to a wide range of activities in support of the integrated engineering teams  

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R&D Smart Customers

Join our 12-month placement and help us lead research and development for EDF by creating value, preparing for future challenges and unlocking opportunities for the business.   

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Supply Chain

Apply your academic training to address real-world challenges in the energy industry while successfully completing modules that are integral to your degree.

Supply Chain (Hinkley Point C)

Immerse yourself in a 12-month programme and gain comprehensive insights into the operations of a large energy company, develop essential professional skills and acquire a strong understanding of commercial and supply chain management.

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Project Management

Through this 12-month project placement, you'll gain hands-on experience under the guidance of highly skilled and experienced colleagues and tackle real-world challenges in the energy industry.

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What does day-to-day working life at EDF on a placement really look like?

Find out why James chose to complete his Creative Content placement with EDF and what Duwane enjoyed most about his HR Resourcing placement.

Why complete an EDF industrial placement?

Gain insight into the world of work

You’ll discover what it’s like to work in your area of expertise and what’s expected of you in return! It’s a chance to trial a career, discover jobs you didn’t know existed and decide if it’s the future for you.

Make an impact

You’ll be involved in projects that make a real impact to our business and, whatever your skills area, you’ll be contributing towards EDF’s goal to help Britain achieve Net Zero.

“EDF was the only placement opportunity I found where Net Zero targets are at the centre of everything, not just as a side project or a single page on their website. On this placement, I’m not just helping to sell another product. I feel like I’m helping towards a wider purpose to help Britain decarbonise.”

Melissa Cobb, Communications Placement

Practice applying for jobs

Going through a recruitment process offers the opportunity to refine your CV, think about your transferable skills and identify areas of development for future selection processes.

Get ahead in your field

You’ll finish your studies with a better understanding of your subject and the energy sector, and experience of applying your theoretical knowledge in a practical work environment – a marketable attribute with employers. You might even apply to work at EDF after you graduate!

"I completed an Engineering Placement with EDF and I really enjoyed my year. I knew it would be the perfect avenue to gain first-hand information about electricity generation and I gained so much knowledge, it was a no-brainer to apply for the Graduate scheme."

Ayomide Ukpong, Science & Engineering Graduate

Advice for your application

Find out top tips from our graduate trainees to succeed during the selection process.

Develop your skills

Our work placements are designed to help you develop a range of skills, both to support you in the final year of your degree and to help you stand out in a competitive marketplace.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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Helping Britain achieve Net Zero

How we’re supporting an affordable, secure and just transition.

Benefits and rewards

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:

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