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Jobs in Nuclear

From cutting-edge design to efficient operations, choose a career in nuclear energy and power your future. 

We're helping Britain achieve net zero, together.

Our Nuclear Family

Nuclear Operations manages our fleet of nuclear power stations.

Five stations are generating low-carbon nuclear power and three have started the defueling stage of operations.

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Hinkley Point C is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance.

Once operational, Hinkley Point C is expected to power 6 million homes.

Nuclear Services provides technical expertise and support to each of its three licensees: Nuclear Operations, Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C.

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Sizewell C will be the newest power station in our nuclear fleet; playing a key role in creating a safe, reliable, clean energy future for the UK.

Destination Nuclear

The nuclear industry offers some of the most exciting and inspiring work out there, with a breadth of projects spanning the nuclear lifecycle.

We’ve joined forces with a team of leading nuclear companies, organisations, and educational institutions, working together to promote the many advantages of a career in nuclear and to nurture the next generation of nuclear talent.

With more than two thirds of people already having the transferable skills needed to work in a nuclear role, find out more about the opportunities available and where you fit in.


Discover Destination Nuclear

Net zero

As leaders of the UK's nuclear resurgence, we’re the pioneers for every new nuclear power station that follows, and Britain's Net Zero strategy.

World-class expertise

We’re setting the standards for the future new nuclear industry and we have some of the sector’s finest brains, working on challenges nobody’s ever encountered before. 

Diverse workplace

Whatever your background, whether you’ve worked in nuclear or not, different experiences and ideas are encouraged across our nuclear family.

STEM Returners

Are you returning to work following a career break?

Working in partnership with STEM Returners, we’re excited to support talented STEM professionals back into the workplace.

We’re offering paid placement opportunities across our Nuclear business, with flexible working options to help you achieve a balance between career and home life, and to ensure your smooth transition back into work.

If you’ve had a break of 12 months or more, and you’re looking to restart your career, or transfer your skills into a new industry, find out more about our programme and apply for a placement.


Placement opportunities


Join our Graduate scheme and you'll make an immediate impact, powering the nation today, whilst helping to build a sustainable energy future for tomorrow.


Join one of our Industrial Placements and gain an insight into life at EDF. Discover what it's like to work in the energy industry during a paid 12-month placement.


Join one of our exciting Apprenticeships and develop the skills you need to build a great career, whilst being a pioneer of a more sustainable future for our planet.

Empower Her In Energy

We’re proud to be working in partnership with POWERful Women and the Energy Leaders’ Coalition to support the ‘Empower Her In Energy’ campaign.

The UK’s journey towards cleaner, more secure energy means there are more career opportunities than ever in the sector.

Together with our industry peers, we want to help those considering a career in energy get their first role, whilst helping women already in the industry to collaborate with each other, building a community of empowered women in energy.

Find out more

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

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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

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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?

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