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Legal, strategy and compliance jobs

Helping us to navigate a strategic path through the often complex frameworks that form part of the energy industry are EDF’s legal, strategy and compliance professionals. 

What our legal, strategy and compliance professionals do is critical to our aims and ambitions, and in return, a role at the heart of one of the UK’s largest energy companies is very much there for the taking.

Latest jobs

The scale of offshore wind is immense – and it’s an ever-changing industry; nothing stands still.

Ryanne Burges,
Head of Offshore Development for EDF Renewables

What projects could I work on at EDF?


Join our Generation Legal Team

EDF is leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future, tackling climate change and helping Britain achieve Net Zero. Around a fifth of the UK's electricity is generated by our eight nuclear power stations, helping power our customers' homes and businesses.

Susie Lind (Legal Affairs Director) shares what it’s like to work in the Generation Legal team: “We’re proud to provide legal support to the largest portfolio of generation assets in the UK. We deal with a broad range of matters, on existing and future generation opportunities, and our straightforward, pragmatic approach makes working here fun and rewarding. We love to visit our power stations to get to know our business colleagues and see them in action. If you love a challenge and a wide variety of work, our team could be the place for you.”

See our current vacancies to find out more and apply.

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Join our New Nuclear Build Legal Team

As our projects at Sizewell C and Hinkley Point C progress, we're excited to be expanding our Legal team and are offering opportunities in roles based in Bristol and London

Claire Gooding (General Counsel, HPC & Nuclear Development) shares what it’s like to be part of the Legal Team supporting the delivery of these major projects: “EDF’s New Nuclear Build Legal Team is at the cutting edge of project development, striving to push boundaries to support the delivery of the UK’s first new nuclear power station in a generation. Dealing with a broad variety of legal issues, no challenge is too great; our amazing team work together, hand in hand with our business partners to deliver the best for HPC and lead the way to help Britain achieve Net Zero.”

See our current vacancies to find out more and apply.

Working as Legal Counsel at EDF

We have Legal teams in place across our business who specialise in legal matters specific to their area. Our business units include: Customers business and Corporate functions; Nuclear New Build projects and our Generation fleet.

As a Legal Counsel, you'll have the opportunity to get involved in critical projects for your area, whilst continuously developing your expertise. 

We asked some of our team to share what it's like to work as a Legal Counsel at EDF - read about their experiences

See our current vacancies to find out about our flexible working options and to apply.

I’ve worked with policy experts, chemists, engineers, safety and environmental experts, finance and medical experts. At EDF I get to solve problems with people at the top of their field.

Jack Baumgardt ,
Legal Counsel

The Green Recovery

In November 2020 10 Downing Street released a Ten Point Plan for a Green Recovery in the UK. EDF fully backs this plan with our exciting nuclear development project, Hinkley Point C, creating jobs across the UK and having the ability to power millions of homes with low carbon electricity. Sizewell C is ready to do the same.

Here’s how EDF’s UK CEO, Simone Rossi, responded to the announcement: “The Government announcement is a game changer and we are right behind it. We have a huge contribution to make across nuclear, wind, solar, storage, hydrogen, electric heating, energy saving and electric vehicles. Hinkley Point C is providing £14 billion of work to the UK supply chain and Sizewell C is ready to create great jobs across the country now.”

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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?

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I’m a Recruitment Consultant, how can I work with EDF? 

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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?

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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