Civil Engineering Industrial Placement

From working on the design of nuclear structures, to managing the compliance of design and construction with the UK nuclear regulatory requirements, we offer the opportunity to play a role in the design and construction of our new nuclear power station in Somerset. 

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Our Civil Engineering Industrial Placement has now closed for applications. Check back soon for details of our 2022 placements!

What we’re looking for

  • Studying for a civil engineering or related degree. 
  • On track to achieve, or will have already achieved, a 2:1 undergraduate degree or 2:2 postgraduate qualification
  • A professional outlook and commercial awareness
  • Motivation, initiative and good people skills 
  • Technical and analytical skills 
  • A desire to learn and develop skills
  • Willingness to relocate as required

Where we could take you

After you’ve completed your industrial placement, you should know for sure whether you want to be part of the UK’s energy future. If all goes well, we hope to see you back at EDF after university, on one of our graduate programmes.

What’s in it for you?

  • £16,500 salary
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Product and service discounts
  • Wellbeing and support services

Overview

We’re building two new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point C (HPC) in Somerset, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK, providing low-carbon electricity for around six million homes. This exciting industrial placement offers the opportunity to gain exposure to this large complex project of international importance.

During your 12 months with EDF you’ll learn how nuclear structures are designed and experience the challenges of providing design and construction to be compliant with the UK nuclear regulatory requirements. 

Taking on a real job at a junior level, you'll have the opportunity to learn through hands-on experience under the guidance of highly skilled and experienced colleagues. Most of what you learn will be on the job, with support from your mentor and the teams you work in. 

Training

Most of what you learn will be on the job, with support from your mentor and the teams you work in. Some industrial placements come with opportunities for further technical training as needed.

Locations

You’ll be based at one of the HPC design or delivery offices in or around Bristol, or at the Hinkley Point C site in Somerset.  It’s worth noting that we don’t offer relocation help for Industrial Placements. So if the placement you’re applying for isn’t in your local area, you’ll need to be able to cover the cost of moving to and living there yourself.

At telephone interview stage, you will be given the option to discuss any preference on location. We will match successful applicants to placements taking location preference in to consideration together with your degree discipline and business needs. 

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Our Civil Engineering Industrial Placement has now closed for applications. Check back soon for details of our 2022 placements!