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Employees: 10000+

A career that will deliver change. Together we can help Britain achieve Net Zero.

Who we are

As Britain’s biggest generator of low carbon electricity, we are meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers with electricity and gas. We are leading the transition to a cleaner, low carbon future, tackling climate change and helping Britain reach net zero.

We generate low carbon electricity from six nuclear power stations, more than thirty onshore wind farms and two offshore wind farms, and we operate one of Britain’s biggest battery storage units, one gas and one coal power station, EV charge-points, and combined heat and power plants.

We are leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, and plans for a new power station at Sizewell C in Suffolk. Hinkley Point C will provide low carbon electricity to meet 7% of UK demand. The project is already making a positive impact on the local and national economy as well as boosting skills and education.

Across the UK, EDF Renewables also focus on a range of low carbon technologies, specialising in wind power, solar power, and battery storage technology; aiming to do whatever we can to ensure all our customers enjoy access to a diverse, reliable, and affordable low-carbon energy mix for decades to come.

We are also helping our customers, both in business and at home, to join generation electric and take their first steps to sustainably powering their lives. We are one of the largest suppliers to British business and a leading supplier of innovative energy solutions that are helping businesses become more energy independent. In addition, our energy services business, Imtech, is one of the largest technical service providers in the UK and Ireland.

Work is just one part of our lives at EDF. As well as your annual leave entitlement and monthly salary, we are dedicated to offering flexible benefits that support our people across all aspects of their lives. Many of the benefits are available to select all year round, supporting people and their differing needs.

Joining our Graduate or Industrial Placement schemes will give you access to a wide range of support throughout your time with us. Through our Early Careers team, you will also have a consistent point of contact during the length of your programme to provide ongoing support and development.

Application process

Our recruitment process is a virtual process from application to assessment centre, but can include a face to face interview stage. As you move through each stage of the process, our Recruitment Team will keep you updated either by phone or email of your application progress and to explain next steps.

  1. Application: You'll attach your CV and complete a short application form, which will be assessed against the minimum criteria for the role. We aim to respond to you within a week of your application.
  2. Online testing: If you're successful after application, you'll need to complete an online strengths-based assessment. For some roles, you'll also need to complete a short cognitive assessment. All candidates will receive a strengths feedback report and we aim to provide an update on the progress of your application within a week of you completing the online tests.
  3. Video interview: Following testing, shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete a video interview. This is a one-way interview and you'll be asked to record your answers to a set of strengths based questions. If you would prefer not to complete a video interview, you can request an audio only interview. You'll be updated on the outcome of this stage once we have identified the shortlist for assessment centre / interview.
  4. Assessment Centre/interview: Depending on the programme, the final stage of the process is either a virtual assessment centre or interview, which is usually conducted through Microsoft Teams. These will consist of strengths-based exercises and interview questions that assess your potential to be successful in the role. We aim to provide you with an update on the outcome of this stage within 7 days of attending.
  5. Offer, pre-onboarding and onboarding: Successful candidates will be sent an offer letter and contract and will complete pre-employment, security, police and health checks; as required for the position. You'll be assigned an Early Careers Manager at this point who will be in touch regarding onboarding and induction.

Culture & values

EDF is on a JEDI journey, championing justice , equity , diversity , and inclusion .

We're dedicated to fostering a work environment that is both physically and psychologically safe, where equity is prioritised, and Everyone's Welcome .

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The UK 300 2021/22

The UK 300 2021/22

The 300 most popular graduate employers in the UK, as voted by students

Shortlisted - The most popular graduate recruiter in energy and utilities award

Shortlisted - The most popular graduate recruiter in energy and utilities award

As voted for by students. Announced at the targetjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2022

Shortlisted - The most popular graduate recruiter in energy and utilities award 2023

Shortlisted - The most popular graduate recruiter in energy and utilities award 2023

As voted for by students. Announced at the targetjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2023.

Latest opportunities

Latest opportunities

  • Environmental Compliance Engineer (Sizewell C)

  • Business Industrial Placement

  • Project Management Industrial Placement