Data & Technology graduate programme

Data & technology will be at the heart of the transition to a low carbon and Smart future energy system and here you’ll get the chance to develop your skills, whilst helping to build this future and enabling us to achieve our ambition to be the best at solving customers’ energy needs.

On this two-year programme you’ll have the opportunity to work across a diverse range of areas while building specialist skills in cutting edge data techniques, software engineering and technologies.

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Our Data and Technology Graduate Scheme has now closed for applications.

What we're looking for

• 2:1 degree or expected (2:2 if you have a postgraduate degree) in any discipline, although STEM or other highly numerate degree preferred

• A passion for data, manipulating and interrogating it to derive meaning and value

• Strong interest in technology and staying abreast of the latest tools and techniques

• Ability to adapt quickly to new challenges and thrive in Agile work environments

• Flexibility to relocate

Where we could take you

At the end of the graduate programme, we’ll help you work out how you want to progress your career within EDF Energy, and you’ll head to that area for your final placement. After a year, you could expect to be operating as a fully-fledged data scientist, or leading pieces of analysis of as a software engineer, designing and developing features from start to finish.

What’s in it for you?

• Starting salary of £27,500

• 25 days’ annual leave

• Pension scheme

• Regular pay reviews

• Annual bonus

• Flexible benefits package

• Wellbeing and support services

• Relocation support for moving between placements and into a new role after the programme.

Data & technology at EDF Energy

During four six-month rotations across our business, you’ll build your skills in data and software. You’ll be responsible for the full lifecycle of creating high value data products – defining problem statements and determining success criteria and the most appropriate technical solutions. You’ll learn and use technologies like Tableau, Python, Pandas, apply machine learning and AI techniques using scikit-learn or TensorFlow and big data technologies like Hadoop or Spark. In technology, you’ll work on full stack engineering through mobile, web, API and back-office, and will use cloud technologies, Infrastucture-as-code and build automation in a DevOps / DevSecOps culture.

  • Our Wholesale Markets Optimisation team manages the gas and electricity trading for our customers and our generation assets. Here you could be working out how to better forecast customer demand with Smart meter data, optimising the commercial performance of assets, or building models to better understand and manage the market dynamics in a rapidly evolving energy system. You could also be designing and building tools for traders, or building applications to control and optimise small scale renewable or battery assets for our PowerShift platform.
    Our innovation accelerator Blue Lab is where we work on new topics such as connected homes, solar, electric vehicles, blockchain and batteries. There is a Data Acceleration Team where you would gain experience in statistical research, data engineering and analysis, design of new algorithms and the application of statistical programming tools and techniques to large datasets. Or you could work in our product teams to and build innovative web apps, mobile apps and back-end systems to test and trial new concepts and markets.
  • The Data team within Sales & Marketing analyses and models customer data in the residential and business market, enriched with data from other sources. Here you could be performing analysis to understand customer behaviour, using analytics and data science to build models informing commercial activities (like prospecting for new customers or retaining existing customers), building datamarts to allowing hosting and manipulating of diverse data sources, or automating analysis and processes.
    Our Digital team manages the web and app service for our three million residential customers. Here you would be analysing large datasets gathered from digital customer interactions to sense what customers are experiencing and respond by informing improvements to our service and journeys. Or you might work in our channel product teams to understand, solution and build innovative ways for us to interact with our customers across web, mobile, telephony, chat and messaging channels.
  • The Data and Controls team, within Customer Operations, plays a crucial technical role in the production and delivery of data to internal and external stakeholders to drive Customer Operations’ business activities and fulfil regulatory requirements. Here you might be involved in the development of new technical solutions to improve data accuracy and reliability, or in dashboard design and automation projects.


We’re passionate about your development during the graduate scheme and you’ll have a tailored training path that will help develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours both during the scheme and in your future career. We place a particular focus on your technical development, with a range of learning interventions ranging from online courses, classroom training and learning on the job, and you’ll have the opportunity gain certifications such as AWS, Python or SQL.

In addition, you’ll be given the opportunity to develop additional skills ranging from stakeholder management, leadership skills through to commercial and operational awareness. You’ll be given time to invest in your development with the expectation that you will commit to both the training and implementing your learning post course back into the business. You’ll have the chance to learn from others and build networks that will help you moving forward in your career. 

Where you could be based

We’re a nationwide operation, so you will move around during your programme. Commercial graduates can be based at any of our offices across the UK.

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Our Data and Technology Graduate Scheme has now closed for applications.