Data Industrial Placement

Working on current projects within our Data Acceleration Team, you’ll develop new technical and soft skills that will help to drive business results and the future strategy of the company. You’ll get the chance to work on some of our immediate challenges, with experienced data experts and innovative technologies.

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

What we're looking for

• You'll be studying a Maths, Data Analysis, Statistics, Data Engineering or related degree

• You’ll be on track to for a 2:1 undergraduate or 2:2 postgraduate degree

• You’ll have technical, analytical and communication skills

• Lots of initiative, business instincts and good people skills

• Desire to learn and develop your abilities

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


Blue Lab is EDF's innovation accelerator embedded within the Customers Business Unit. It exists to make ideas and innovations come to life and to make energy better for the UK, our customers and our people. Our ambition is to accelerate the transition to a sustainable, low carbon society through the development of new technologies and business models. Blue Lab works on growing and nurturing start-ups, colleagues, students and innovators who are passionate about their concepts. Blue Lab employees are encouraged to take responsibility for their work, collaborate with other teams, and think creatively in order to provide innovative solutions.

Blue Lab is creating a Data Acceleration Team (DAT) whose mission will be to create value from our data, to help us reach our ambition of being a fully data-driven company. The Data placement will join this team based in our Hove office in the South East.

During this placement you’ll work within an agile team of Engineers building highly resilient, scalable and performant data engineering and data science products in an automated and efficient manner. You’ll work alongside Data Engineers, Data Scientists, Big Data Application Developers, DevOps Engineers, and cross-functional IT teams.  This opportunity will offer you valuable experience in statistical research, data engineering and analysis, design of new algorithms and the application of statistical programming tools and techniques to large datasets.


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.

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