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About EDF

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

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As Britain’s biggest generator of low carbon electricity, we’re not just talking about it, we’re doing something about it. That’s the EDF difference. From our customer service agents to our engineers, our scientists to our smart meter installers, every single one of us is 100% committed to reducing the UK’s carbon emissions to nothing, nada, Net Zero. We’re generating the right mix of low carbon electricity to power the nation today and building the low carbon infrastructure Britain will need tomorrow. From turbines to tariffs, electric cars to electric heating, we’re busy doing everything we can to help Britain achieve net zero.

At Hinkley Point C we're building two new nuclear reactors, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in Britain providing zero carbon electricity for around six million homes.

Hinkley Point C is making incredible progress in terms of construction, but we are also making sure the project benefits people in the South West and beyond. The benefits range from increasing local employment, to the development of a sustainable regional supply chain and the advancement of new training facilities and qualifications.

We are also starting work on Sizewell C in Suffolk, which will generate enough low-carbon electricity to supply six million homes. By replacing fossil-fuel power, it will avoid around nine million tonnes of carbon emissions each year. The project will support 70,000 jobs across the UK and rely on over 3,000 UK-based suppliers. It will create thousands of local jobs and contribute around £4 billion to the regional economy.

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 schemes, you will be given a Mentor, Career Manager and Line Manager to support you throughout your time with us. We also have an Early Careers Team who can provide additional support as well.

Our Recruitment 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: information about your academic background
  2. Online behavioural assessment: we ask you to complete an online situational strengths assessment. This assessment will tell us whether you would enjoy working at EDF and whether you have the strengths to be successful here. It presents you with a range of scenarios you might encounter here and asks you how you would choose to respond from a range of options. This assessment isn't timed, but you do need to complete it in one sitting and we recommend you allow yourself up to 40 minutes to complete this
  3. Online cognitive assessment: we ask you to complete an online numerical assessment. This assessment isn't timed, however, both your accuracy and your time taken will contribute towards your overall score. We recommend you allow yourself up to 30 minutes to complete this.
  4. Telephone Interview (all Graduate schemes and some Industrial Placements): a member of our recruitment team will call you to conduct a telephone interview which will be strengths based and you can find out more about what this is about on our careers site. We would also suggest that you do some research on EDF and think about the reasons why you’ve applied for this role. You should allow up to 40 minutes for your interview and ensure that you are somewhere quiet where you won’t be interrupted.
  5. Assessment Centre (graduate schemes): shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment centre, which have been held virtually over the last few years due to Covid-19 restrictions and we expect this to continue for most of our programmes. On the day you'll take part in several exercises designed to see if you have the strengths needed for the role, but it’s also a chance for you to see if EDF is right for you.
  6. Interview: All Industrial Placements will have a virtual interview. For Graduate schemes, the interview may form part of the assessment centre or it might be a separate second stage and this varies across the different programmes. Interviews will be strengths based and will usually last 1-1.5 hours. For Graduate schemes if these are held as a second stage, we expect them to be held face to face rather than virtually.

Culture and values

Our over-riding Company ambition is Zero Harm to people and the communities we serve.

Everyone deserves to go home from work unharmed, both physically and mentally.

At EDF in the UK we will not tolerate any behaviour that does not uphold our Everyone’s Welcome vision.

We are building a culture where all of us feel empowered to take personal responsibility and speak up if we have a concern.

Equality and diversity

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone has a voice and where you can feel confident being yourself. We’ll value the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed. Recruiting from the widest possible pool of talent, we make sure that our workforce is a true reflection of our communities and customers.

We’re an equal opportunity and a disability confident employer. If you consider yourself to have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for a role, we’ll guarantee you an interview.

We ensure that all recruiters and assessors/interviewers have undertaken Unconscious Bias training, and we also provide full Assessor Training for those involved in assessment centres to help remove both conscious and unconscious bias from our recruitment process. We also aim to have a diverse panel of assessors at our assessment centres and interviews.

Our employee networks are instrumental in helping us to create a community environment where people feel welcomed and comfortable being their true selves at work. These networks provide a platform for employees to share their views, tell us what we’re doing well and recommend improvements. It also helps us address business challenges and get closer to our goal of becoming a truly inclusive employer:

Women’s Network
LGBTQ+ Supporters Network
Disability and Carers Network
RACE Network
Working Parents’ Network
Forces Support Network
Young Professionals Network
Cancer Support Network
Mental Health Network
Our external partnerships:
Business in the Community
Stonewall
The Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI)
Disability Rights UK
WEConnect International
MSDUK

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Facts and figures
  • Number of employees: 10000+
Industry sectors
  • Engineering
  • Accounting & Finance
  • HR & Recruitment
  • Management & Business
  • Procurement & Supply Chain
  • Science, R&D, Food industry
  • Retail, Business & Commercial Services
  • Technology