Our goal in life is to bring affordable, low-carbon energy to everyone. Easy to say; definitely not easy to achieve. In fact, it takes all of the effort and ingenuity we can muster. Rest assured, there’s plenty of both here at one of the UK’s largest energy companies (and a major part of one of Europe’s biggest energy groups).
It’s certainly paying off, all that energy, enthusiasm and expertise. Today, we’re the country’s top producer of not just electricity but low-carbon electricity. But there are even bigger challenges ahead. And we need even sharper minds and smarter ideas to solve them. Could you help us shape the UK’s energy future?
Our sustainable projects are not only impacting many lives across the UK today, but also creating a better world for future generations
Hannah Brown, Nuclear Science and Engineering Graduate
Climate change. Increased demand. Rising prices. Energy security. These are the big issues facing today’s energy sector. Fortunately, we’re happy thinking big. Which is why we’ve set our sights on a total transformation of the UK energy landscape.
It’s a major challenge – maybe the biggest of our lifetime. It’s definitely the most exciting. Our vision is a truly modern energy mix combining affordability, efficiency, security and sustainability. At the heart of it is the most affordable large-scale low-carbon source avoidable in the UK today – nuclear.
Here's how we've organised our company to deliver those goals.
Nuclear Generation operates eight nuclear power stations in the UK with a combined capacity of over 9 million kilowatts – electricity that is vital to the UK economy.
Nuclear New Build is tasked with the delivery of the new generation of nuclear plants in line with EDF’s global programme of producing safe, affordable, reliable, low-carbon electricity in the UK.
Energy Sourcing and Customer Supply runs power stations and wind farms, buys and sells power to meet future generation and customer needs and deals with all our energy customers.
We’re an inclusive company that captures all the value that difference brings. By definition, a diverse team is drawn from a wider pool of talent. Its members can think more creatively and make a greater impact. So we’re quick to celebrate the unique contribution each individual can make to our collective success.
We give everyone the space and support to fulfil their own potential too. You’ll see this approach in action in our employee groups: the Women’s Network; Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Network; Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Network; and the Disability & Carers’ Network.
External recognition for our approach to diversity and inclusion came in 2012 when we were one of just four companies recognised by Diversity Works for London (DWfL) as having achieved the Gold Standard. This prestigious accreditation was based on a rigorous assessment of diversity and awareness practices across all our UK workplaces.