Nuclear Science and Engineering Industrial Placement

From working on radiological protection to maintaining the computer systems that run our nuclear power stations, designing electrical systems to improving safety or operations, we offer a diverse and fascinating range of 12-month industrial placements.

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Our Nuclear Science and Engineering Industrial Placement has now closed for applications.

What we’re looking for

• You'll be studying a science, engineering, maths, IT or business-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 Energy 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


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.

By the end of the year, you should know for sure whether this is the company you want to build your career in. If it is, you’ll soon have the chance to start by applying for a place on an EDF Energy Graduate Programme.


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.

Priyanka Jayakurma’s experience, Science & Engineering Industrial Placement

“Electricity is such a vital component in everyone’s lives.  It powers schools, businesses, hospitals, so I knew that if I did my placement within EDF then I would have a really large impact on society, so that made my placement a lot more fulfilling.”

Ayomide Ukpong's experience, Electrical Industrial Placement

I took the opportunity to complete a placement at EDF Energy because I knew it would be a perfect avenue to gain first-hand information about electricity generation. It was an opportunity to gain practical skills required for the work environment in the energy industry. Having looked through the company’s missions and values, I was convinced that EDF Energy would be a good company to work for as their values aligned with mine. I’m motivated by the idea of a fully powered world. I hope to see the day when over 50% of the world’s population will have access to affordable electricity and this is a development I want to be a part of, hence, my career choice in the energy industry. Also, you’ll work with people of diverse backgrounds and I believe a person with those attributes will soar high at EDF Energy.

Charlie Burge's experience, Physics Industrial Placement

My background is within Physics and I’m currently studying towards a Master’s, so I was looking for a placement that would not only give me experience of working within industry but also use some of my knowledge and skills from my degree. EDF Energy, being a nuclear operator, provides this opportunity with many interesting technical roles in areas from direct support to the power stations, all the way to research and development. You definitely need to be technically minded but certainly as an Industrial Placement student I was not expected to be an expert in the field. The company is very supportive and offers a great opportunity for you to learn. If you throw yourself into your team, get involved and importantly make opportunities for yourself then you’ll definitely excel here. 

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Our Nuclear Science and Engineering Industrial Placement has now closed for applications.