Research & Development Industrial Placement

Our UK based Research & Development centre is currently advancing research in the fields of Low Carbon Generation, Modelling and Simulation, Environment and Natural Hazards, Energy System Design, Smart Cities, Local Energy Systems, Energy Storage & Efficiency and Smart Digital Technologies. 

By coupling the advances in science and engineering with the emergence of new digital innovations EDF Energy’s R&D team is providing ground breaking solutions to policy makers, partners and customers in order to realise our vision.

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Our Research and Development Industrial Placement has now closed for applications.

What we're looking for

• On track to achieve a 2:1 undergraduate or 2:2 postgraduate Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Science or related degree

• A professional outlook and commercial awareness 

• Motivation, initiative and good people skills 

• Technical and analytical skills 

• A desire to learn and develop skills

• Willingness to relocate as required

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


The EDF Energy R&D UK centre, a fully owned subsidiary of EDF Energy, is an integral part of the EDF Group R&D international network.  The strategy of the centre is to lead research and development for EDF Energy, creating value, preparing for future challenges and unlocking opportunities for the business.  

Depending on your discipline, you may get the opportunity to work in Modelling and Simulation, Natural Hazards or the Digital Innovation Team.


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 Research and Development Industrial Placement has now closed for applications.