5 Oct 12

EDF Energy looks for future talent at Manchester University

EDF Energy is searching for new talent for its 2013 recruitment programme at Manchester University.

More than 100 positions are on offer through EDF Energy’s 2013 Graduate and Industrial Placement programmes, to start with the company in September 2013.

University recruits are needed for commercial and nuclear science and engineering opportunities. Graduate schemes are for more than one year, with industrial placements being for 12 months. Opportunities are available across the company, including in finance, marketing, human resources, business analyst, digital research and development roles, along with environmental science, mechanical and electrical engineering, chemistry, maths and physics.

EDF Energy will be showcasing the different opportunities at careers fairs across the country, attending Manchester University Ethnic Diversity Fair at The Whitworth Hall, Manchester University, Oxford Road in Manchester on 10 October between 11am to 4pm.

Ali Stripling, EDF Energy Future Capability & Early Careers Manager, said: “EDF Energy is offering exciting opportunities within an industry that’s growing and vital to the UK. We’re looking for a broad range of exceptional people to join us. There are no limits to what the right people can achieve with EDF Energy, as they help us to deliver safe, secure and affordable low carbon electricity to the UK. Coming along to the careers fair is a great way to talk to us about the opportunities available and to gain a better insight into what EDF Energy has to offer.”

The company is looking for high calibre graduates and undergraduates. For our Graduate opportunities, we look for a minimum of a 2.1 Degree in a related discipline. For our undergraduate industrial placement opportunities, we look for those currently studying towards a related Degree discipline ideally on track to graduate with a minimum of a 2.1

Levin Yap, 21, from Manchester, joined EDF Energy’s industrial placement scheme in September, working at Hunterston B power station in Ayrshire, whilst taking a year out from her Chemical Engineering degree at Manchester University.

She said: “I decided to take a year out of my third year of studies for my chemistry and engineering degree at university to gain hands on experience and to learn about an industry that I might join in the future.

“I was really interested in science at high school and decided to study for a degree that I could carry on learning and gaining knowledge on a subject that really interests me. Joining the EDF Energy Industrial Placement programme will help support my interests as I am working as a design engineer, learning about how the station works and the engineering and electrical maintenance of the plant. Relocating from Manchester has been quite challenging but being paid for a year to gain experience will be well worth it. I would strongly recommend it to fellow students to get a better understanding of what different industries have to offer whilst still being able to carry on with your studies.”

Successful applicants to the graduate and industrial placement programmes gain experience across the business during their time with the company, providing valuable insight into the energy industry and business experience they can use for their future careers.

Both schemes cover a number of sites including Hartlepool, Torness and Sizewell power stations and offices in Hove, Exeter, London and Gloucester.

EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and the largest producer of low-carbon electricity, producing around one-sixth of the nation's electricity from its nuclear power stations, wind farms, coal and gas power stations and combined heat and power plants. The company supplies gas and electricity to more than 5.5 million business and residential customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain.

For more information and to apply go to www.edfenergy.com/graduates