Whatever stage you're at, make your next step a big one.

Gearing up for your GCSEs? Wondering what’s next when you finish your A Levels? Itching to experience the world of work while studying at university? Or weighing up your options when you finish your degree?

Whatever the case, here at EDF Energy, you’ll find a variety of exciting and inspiring opportunities to find out more about the work we do and kick start your career in one of the most exhilarating industries around.

After GCSEs

Parents and Guardians

Every year young adults make one of the biggest decisions of their life – what to do after school/college and university. Students are faced with many options during this process – which can be overwhelming. You want your child to have the best possible start in their career following their education, and so do we. We have a range of schemes available for post GCSE and A-level (or equivalent) students, as well as graduate and undergraduate schemes.

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Work Insight Programme

We've partnered with the Social Mobility Foundation, a charity which aims to make a practical improvement in social mobility for young people from low-income backgrounds. Through the Social Mobility Foundation's Aspiring Professionals Programme we're offering the opportunity to gain experience working at EDF Energy on our Work Insight Programme.

  • Up to 5 GCSE A grades required
  • Predicted at least ABB at A Level

Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship

Based first at the National College for Nuclear, Somerset, then one of our UK power stations, this is a brilliant way to start your career in engineering. You’ll get a unique insight into what it takes to run and maintain a power station, develop a wide range of technical skills as well as gaining a Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Certificate, a BTEC Level 3 and the potential for further education such as a HNC.

  • 5 GCSEs or National 5s required
  • 4 year apprenticeship

Smart Metering Apprenticeship

A fantastic opportunity, based either in the South East or South West of England, to qualify as a Metering Engineer. As well as benefiting from valuable on-the-job training, you’ll gain recognised NVQ Level 3 and City & Guilds Technical qualifications. All of which will help you prepare for a bright future ahead.

  • 5 GCSEs required
  • 54 week apprenticeship
  • Valid driving licence required

After A Levels

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Nuclear Engineer Degree Apprenticeship

Spend four years learning from experts, getting valuable experience all whilst studying for a Bachelors Degree in Engineering (Honours)

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Chemistry Apprenticeship

With a balance of practical, hands-on training, study and on-the-job coaching, this UK-wide programme supports your study towards a qualification in Chemistry.

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Commercial Apprenticeship

The HPC Supply Chain (Commercial) Apprenticeship Programme will instil all the qualities and skills required to kick-start your career as a commercial professional with EDF Energy or one of our supply chain partners. You will spend 5 years learning from experts as part of the apprenticeship and, as well as getting valuable real world experience, you will study for a university level qualification.

  • A National Certificate/Diploma in a business related programme with a merit profile, or
  • A National Certificate/Diploma in a construction/engineering discipline with a merit profile.
  • Minimum of 2 A-levels grade A-C in business-related subjects. Applicants also require 4 GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above (or their Level 2 equivalents), including maths and English.

Non-Destructive Testing Degree Apprenticeship

Join this apprenticeship and you’ll follow the Non-Destructive Testing Engineer Apprenticeship Standard, spending four years learning from industry experts, whilst studying for a BSc Degree in Non-Destructive Testing. 

  • 4 year scheme
  • 3 A Levels required


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Industrial Placements

An exciting opportunity to experience first-hand the work we do at EDF Energy, in a role that’s directly related to the degree you’re studying at university. Across the UK, there are numerous options available in research & development, business, science and engineering disciplines. All of which offer a valuable insight into our business and the energy sector as a whole.


Over the course of the schemes, our UK-wide internships offer a deep understanding of our organisation and the industry we operate in. That experience, together with the skills you’ll develop while you’re with us will prove invaluable when you’re back at university. And who knows? When you graduate, it could determine your next move.


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Just as we’re investing heavily in a sustainable energy future, we’re also investing heavily in the people who’ll make it happen. With that in mind, we now offer graduate schemes in a wide range of business, science and engineering disciplines – each offering the chance to develop quickly through a combination of formal professional and on-the-job learning. The structure and content of these schemes varies according to the individual discipline. But they all feature personally tailored, individual development plans and formal rotations to give you the broadest view of our business. On many, you can also expect to gain a professional qualification.

The graduates we take on now are key to our long-term success and, whether you join us on a Science and Engineering or a Commercial graduate programme, the scale and scope of our opportunities is enormous. So expect real challenges and responsibility from day one as you contribute to a better energy future at a wide range of locations across the UK. We encourage you to get your applications in as early as possible to be in with a better chance of securing your place.


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EDF Energy has an R&D centre in the UK with around 50 researchers in situ. The centre is an integral part of the EDF Group R&D network and works across the whole value chain of electricity; successfully leading on millions of pounds worth of international projects. It is a centre of expertise for the group benefiting from the UK's strong experience in a number of topics including Offshore Wind, Intermittency or Smart Grids and works across all EDF Energy specialisms including Nuclear, CCS, Energy Efficiency, Smart Meters, Electric Vehicles and Digital Futures. 

The R&D Centre works in partnership with a number of universities across the UK to sponsor post-graduate research projects.