Finance graduate programme

Our three-year Finance Graduate Programme will give you all the preparation you need for a rewarding finance career at the pinnacle of the energy sector – including supporting your studies towards a CIMA chartered accounting qualification (CIMA).

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Our Finance Graduate Scheme will close for applications on 8th December 2020. Please apply early to avoid disappointment

What we're looking for

• 2:1 Bachelor’s Degree or a 2:2 Postgraduate Degree (or expected) preferably in Finance/Accounting, Business, Maths or other numerical subject

• Ambition to become a CIMA qualified accountant and to work in a finance role

• Flexible and enthusiastic team player

• Eager to learn and develop your skills

• Flexibility to relocate as required

Where we could take you

The combination of experience, exposure and training you receive will prepare you to become far more than just an accountant. At the end of the three-year programme, you should have gained the business experience and professional skills to apply to one of many exciting full-time finance roles in different parts of EDF. Over the next few years, you’ll begin building your skills and expertise in your business area, supported closely by your Career Manager. Within five years, you can expect to be in a key managerial or strategic leadership role.

What’s in it for you?

• Starting salary of £27,500, reviewed annually

• 25 days’ annual leave

• Pension scheme

• Regular pay reviews

• Annual performance bonus

• Flexible benefits package

• Wellbeing and support services

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

Finance at EDF

You’ll work your way through three one-year job rotations, building a well-rounded understanding of finance at EDF and how the energy industry works, the challenges we face as an industry and the actions we need to take to overcome them. All the while, you’ll have the support you need to study for the CIMA professional qualification, with the rotational nature of the placements allowing you to cover the practical requirements of your CIMA qualification with ease.

Wherever you go, you can expect real work from the word go – including forecasting and budgeting activities, examining operating costs, getting involved in major projects and preparing reports for senior leadership.

Training, Development and Support

We're passionate about your development and the programme is structured so that you’ll be able to fulfil all the practical requirements of your CIMA qualification while you’re on it. Beyond that, there are widespread opportunities to build professional skills, from presenting to influencing, project management to negotiations, through formal training programmes.

You’ll also have the chance to undertake training to develop your skills, such as communication and commercial awareness, in key business areas.

You won’t be on your own during this journey as you’ll have the support of your line manager, a recent graduate buddy and a career manager throughout the scheme. Our Young Professionals (“YP”) Network will also welcome you to their network where they provide an effective platform to learn, lead and connect.  It’s a good opportunity for you to knowledge share with fellow graduates and trainees from our other Early Careers schemes.  The YP Network aims to foster future leaders of EDF.

  • 1. Induction

    Start your journey at EDF by getting to know your fellow graduates and meeting some key business contacts during a week-long induction at our state of the art facility, Cannington Court (Somerset).

    2. Placements

    You'll work your way through a series of 1-year long job rotations, building a well-rounded understanding of finance at EDF , whilst developing extensive knowledge of how the energy market and industry operates. As a fully integrated energy company, EDF offers you the unique opportunity to undertake roles in the context of Operational Generation Assets all the way through to the Sale of Energy to Residential and Business Customers.

  • 3. CIMA Qualification

    You’ll have all the financial and study leave support you need to study for the CIMA qualification and the rotational nature of the placements will allow you to cover the practical requirements of your qualification with ease.

    4. Development

    As well as the ‘on the role’ finance training that you’ll receive, you will also undertake a formal Professional Skills Training programme with the rest of the commercial graduate community. This includes training in Communication and Commercial Awareness skills, Presenting with Confidence, Influencing and Negotiating, as well as other Leadership and Project Management skills.

  • 5. Permanent Role

    The combination of experience, exposure and training that you’ll get during the scheme will prepare you to become far more than just an accountant. At the end of the 3-year programme, you should have gained the business experience and professional skills to apply to one of many exciting full-time finance roles available at EDF .

    6. The Future

    Post scheme, you’ll continue to be supported to develop your skills with the support of your career manager and with the right ambition you could expect to be in a managerial or leadership role within a few years.

Where you could be based

Finance graduates are expected to be flexible throughout their time on the scheme and should expect to be based at any of our UK offices including Croydon, East Kilbride, Barnwood, London and Rainton Bridge or even at one of our power stations.

Lauren Sullivan's experience, Finance Graduate

After studying Finance, Accounting and Management at University, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in Finance. EDF Energy’s Finance Graduate Scheme appealed to me as I wanted to work in the centre of a large organisation with a variety of different business units. Another key factor for me was the ability to study with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) to become qualified as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

The highlight for me has been the network of people I have gained throughout my journey. I have met so many inspiring, friendly and supportive people who have gone out of their way to aid my learning and encourage my personal and professional development.

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Our Finance Graduate Scheme will close for applications on 8th December 2020. Please apply early to avoid disappointment