Digital Industrial Placement

EDF has ambitious objectives for our digital future. Digital channels are already our principal customer contact route, and we aim to grow their volume, breadth and quality in line with our aim to place digital and data at the centre of all our activity.

Samantha Mettrop’s experience, Digital Industrial Placement

“I took the opportunity to complete a placement at EDF because I knew it would give me the opportunity to contribute to something outside of my degree. I’m passionate about the environment and the energy industry is going through a massive change to provide low carbon energy. EDF is currently leading the way in terms of making this a reality.

I wanted a placement where I wasn’t going to be given the mundane work that nobody else wanted to do. This programme offers me the chance to contribute in ways that would actually make a difference to the company.  At university you can be made to feel like nothing matters apart from meeting your deadlines, here I’m treated in a manner where I come first and my work comes second; it’s really refreshing and has made me a lot happier.”

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What we're looking for

• You'll be studying a Data Science, Analytics, Digital Design 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


This placement offers numerous opportunities to positively impact the multi-channel digital customer experiences that EDF delivers, with a particular focus on product development skills enabled by data analytics, data engineering and automation (including AI).

Automation and related new contact channels require a deep understanding of data, specific customer needs via targeted propositions and solutions for customers. EDF is investing in internal data and automation development capabilities that are central to operational and functional improvements to meets business goals, and supports our ongoing customer-centric transformation.

By working on our current projects, you’ll develop new skills that will really drive business results and the future strategy of the company. You’ll get the chance to work on some of our immediate challenges, all the way from identifying what we need to address, through to helping deliver the most appropriate and effective outcome.

This placement is based in our Hove office in the South East.


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