25 Nov 13

Search for industrial placements at EDF Energy sites

ONE of the country’s leading energy companies is offering a rare opportunity to try life as an engineer at one of its nuclear sites.

EDF Energy’s popular industrial placement scheme has just a few weeks to go before it closes to applications for the 30 places on offer. And for many it could be the first step into a full-time career with the company.

Elizabeth Haigh, Future Capability and Early Careers Manager for EDF Energy, said: “We see the Industrial Placement programme as a key part of developing our future workforce.

“It allows us to work with an individual to get to know them and then hopefully see them back to join our successful graduate programme.”

The scheme starts from September 2014 and would suit under-graduates on a sandwich course in areas such as engineering, science and business studies.

Industrial placements will work at one of EDF Energy’s operational sites or a central support function and will be paid £15,000 pa.

Laura Leitch at Heysham 2 power station is a former industrial placement who is now on the graduate scheme.

She said: “I was studying physics at Lancaster University and having that time out really helped me sort out my future career path.

“We mixed well with the graduates which made the time even more enjoyable and once the IP scheme finished and I had completed my degree I was delighted to get a place on the graduate scheme.”

Industrial Placements will take on a real job at a junior level, and have the opportunity to learn through hands-on experience under the guidance of highly skilled and experienced colleagues.

A number of EDF Energy locations will be taking on Industrial Placements including the company’s nuclear power stations and employee services centre.

Applications, which close on January 3, are via EDF Energy’s careers website www.edfenergy.com/graduates