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A career that will deliver change. Together, we can help Britain achieve net zero.

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

"With energy demand on the rise, nuclear power is the clear choice to maintaining a stable, low carbon baseload which can be combined with renewable energy. EDF is shaping the UK’s future energy infrastructure with projects such as Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C.” Hemma, Engineering Graduate

Location: Hinkley Point C site, with time spent at our Bridgwater and Aztec West office on a hybrid basis with some working from home.

Employment basis: Full time, permanent

Salary: Starting salary £35,000

The Opportunity

This is an opportunity to be part of one of the most challenging and exciting projects in the UK as we continue to lead the rebirth of nuclear in this country. We are building, commissioning and preparing to operate the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK, providing low carbon electricity for around six million homes. We require a diverse team of dedicated Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) professionals to ensure we have the skills to safely commission and operate the reactors.

Across the two-year programme, the Hinkley Point C (HPC) Nuclear Graduate scheme will consist of a series of STEM placements at the Hinkley Point C site and our Bridgewater and Aztec West office. Throughout these placements, you will have the opportunity to gain experience across our Environment, Nuclear Safety, Engineering, Radiological Protection and Operational teams. You will work with technical experts to ensure you develop a strong technical basis throughout the programme. These placements will provide you with a breadth of experience alongside world class training, which will prepare you for a permanent STEM based role upon completion of the scheme.

Pay, culture and benefits:

  • Starting salary of £35,000, market-leading pension scheme and annual performance bonus
  • 28 days’ annual leave
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Wellbeing, physical and mental health support services

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself. We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility.

We’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need.

What we’re looking for:

  • Any STEM undergraduate or postgraduate degree, with a minimum of a 2:2 (expected or obtained). Preferred degree Disciplines include Maths, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Environment, Material Science.
  • A genuine interest in the energy industry and a passion for sustainability and being a part of making a difference.
  • We will need you to be open minded, flexible and have an agile way of thinking to succeed in a dynamic fast paced project environment.
  • Having a strategic mindset that brings innovative ideas.
  • Effective interpersonal skills are key, as well as being able to demonstrate high ethical behaviour, integrity, humility, and character.
  • Effective communication skills will be required to manage your stakeholders whilst prioritising competing demands.
  • To be appointed to this role, you will need to meet the criteria for Security Vetting which will, ordinarily, require you to have been a resident of the UK for at least 3 of the last 5 years.

Our selection process is designed to bring out the best in you! We use a strengths-based approach to let you shine and showcase your skills and what truly brings you joy. We believe that embracing our individual strengths lies at the heart of engagement and the motivation to succeed and excel in our at work. We’re here to guide you and you’ll find helpful tips and advice about the application process and assessment centre dates on our graduate web pages.

The closing date for applications is on 13th May 2024 . We advise you to apply as early as possible.

Everyone is welcome.

Hinkley Point C is a great place to work, where everyone is welcome.

To fulfil our commitment of ”Helping Britain Achieve Net Zero – together”, our ambition is to have a workforce which reflects and benefits the society we are part of and serve. Every worker at HPC, wherever they are, should help to create and experience the right environment where everyone on the team understands, respects and embraces diversity with a culture where everyone is treated with equal respect and are all given equal access to opportunities. By valuing the different points of view and experiences that having a diverse team brings, and by fostering an inclusive climate, we will create a great place to work and a more successful project.

We create the right environment where people feel able to bring their whole selves to work. Whilst working together there is mutual trust and appreciation created through the building of meaningful relationships with one another, aligned with our key values:

  • Respect: Value the rules and environment in which we operate
  • Positivity: Positively challenge poor quality and performance
  • Humility: Be open to other’s points of view and ideas, be willing to debate and to compromise
  • Solidarity: One team, working closely together and helping each other
  • Clarity: Communicate clearly and consistently

Everyone is able to get the most from their work and the workplace, and in return, give their best.

Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.

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