Apprenticeships and Degree Apprenticeships

Joining EDF Energy on one of our exciting apprenticeship programmes – Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship, Quantity Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship, Nuclear Engineer Degree Apprenticeship, NDT Engineer Apprenticeship, Project Controls Apprenticeship and Civil Engineering Apprenticeship – you’ll not only earn the skills you need to build a great career, you’ll become part of a better energy future too.

Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship

Based first at the National College for Nuclear, Somerset, then one of our UK power stations, this is a brilliant way to start your career in engineering. Develop skills, earn qualifications and get your career off to a flying start. 

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Quantity Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship

The Quantity Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship will instil all the qualities and skills required to kick-start your career as a commercial professional with EDF Energy or one of our Supply Chain partners working on the HPC or SZC projects.

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Nuclear Engineer Degree Apprenticeship

Spend four years learning from experts, getting valuable experience all whilst studying for a Bachelors Degree in Engineering.

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NDT Engineer Apprenticeship

Join this apprenticeship and you’ll follow the Non-Destructive Testing Engineer Apprenticeship Standard, spending four years learning from industry experts, whilst studying for either a BSc or BEng Degree in Non-Destructive Testing.

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Project Controls Apprenticeship

This in-demand programme lets you work on two of our most exciting and ambitious projects, as you earn, learn, gain qualifications and pursue a long-term career.

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Civil Engineering Apprenticeship

Study for a Civil Engineering Site Management degree whilst working on some of Europe’s largest construction projects, Hinkley Point C or Sizewell C power stations in roles such as construction, safety, environment and surveillance.

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Recruitment process

Our recruitment process is rigorous, but fair. A chance for us to find out whether your calling is to shape the future of energy – and if EDF Energy is the perfect home for your talents.

  • 1. Apply online
    Your journey starts by submitting a CV and cover letter. Then you’ll need to answer some questions about why you want to work here. 
    2. Online testing
    If you look like a good match for EDF Energy, we'll ask you to complete some online ability tests next.
  • 3. Assessment centre
    The last stage is to meet us at our assessment centre. Here, you’ll take part in various exercises designed to show us whether you have the ability and attitude needed to do well here. We’ll see how well you approach tasks, deal with issues and work with others. You’ll also get to learn more about our culture, our people and our programmes, as well as having the opportunity to demonstrate your technical knowledge and capability at interview stage.
  • 4. Offer
    Congratulations – you’ve made it through the interviews and we’d love for you to join our team. We’ll make you an offer as soon as possible after the assessment centre. If you accept, it’s the start of a very exciting career with EDF Energy.
    We’ll keep in touch throughout the summer to make sure you’ve got everything you need for the months ahead.

Georgina Hines’ experience – winner of 2018 Apprentice of the Year

Swapping an all-girls school for the more male-dominated engineering industry did not daunt EDF Energy’s 2018 apprentice of the year. Georgina, 21, left Lancaster Girls Grammar School after finishing her first year of A-Levels when she secured a spot on Heysham 1’s Engineering Maintenance Apprentice programme four years ago.

“I have always preferred to be ‘hands-on’ rather than learn through lectures, so the apprentice scheme really appealed to me. I helped my dad around the house on small DIY jobs and I loved learning new skills in my first two years on the apprentice scheme.”

Since returning to Heysham 1 for the final two years of her training programme, Georgina has joined the site’s maintenance team as a control and instrumentation technician and in the summer took a full-time role in the department. She is a regular at careers fairs, promoting women into engineering, the nuclear industry, and the apprenticeship scheme.

“Day to day I am out on plant working on plant equipment which can vary hugely but also looking to sort out any issues we might come across. I really enjoy what I do and I want to continue to develop my technical skills and plant knowledge, then maybe progress as an engineer. Ideally I’d like to take a mechatronics degree in the future but I know I have more work to do on site to learn my job.”

Her family travelled to the apprentice graduation ceremony to see her pick up the award.

“It was nice to see the team were really proud of what I had achieved when I got back to site. I am so grateful for all the help, support and development I have received from my team, team leaders and apprentice co-ordinator! I could not have done it without them.”

Rachel Boyd’s experience, C&I Apprentice

“I was able to gain important life skills as well as professional training during my time at the Station. The opportunities are endless at EDF Energy.”