Robotics Industrial Placement

An exciting opportunity to get involved in a growing technological area within the company.  Using one of the leading robotics software platforms, you’ll be helping us develop the automation of our Human Resources (HR) processes.

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What we’re looking for

  • On track to achieve a 2:1 undergraduate or 2:2 postgraduate in a computer science or robotics degree
  • Ability to think logically and troubleshoot problems in a pragmatic way
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good analytical and organisational skills 
  • Good documentation and reporting skills
  • Self-motivation
  • A strong desire and interest to work with emerging digital technologies
  • Able to act with complete integrity and confidentiality

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.

Our Finance Shared Services Team has its own Robotics team and we also have the Centre of Excellence for Robotics in our Customers business area. In addition, we have various Graduate Schemes that might be of interest to you.

What’s in it for you?

• £16,500 salary

• Generous holiday allowance

• Product and service discounts

• Wellbeing and support services

• UiPath training


Our Employee Services team at EDF is the first point of call for any employee or manager when it comes to all HR queries and support. As such, the team is critical to supporting the business, line managers and employees in all things HR. We pride ourselves on providing our business with fast, high quality HR advice and being part of this team

This is a unique chance to spend your placement year working on robotics and automated processes, developed and delivered using UiPath software. Working in the Employee Services Performance Team you’ll be joining a team focused on designing, developing and delivering new processes.


Most of what you learn will be on the job, with support from the teams you work in. You’ll also receive online training in UiPath to help you excel in the role.


You'll be based with our Employee Services HR Team in Crawley, Sussex.

This role is based in our Employee Services HR team, so what do we actually mean by Robotics in this context?

We are looking to introduce automation into our Payroll, Reporting, Recruitment and HR Case Management processes within Employee Services. We’ll achieve this by using a robotics software programme called UiPath.

Tell us more about the projects the successful candidate could get involved in:

We have 5 areas in Employee Services: Payroll, Reporting, Recruitment, Operations and Performance.  The successful candidate will get involved in developing robotics in each of these areas. This is a new concept in Employee Services and it’s an exciting time for an Industrial Placement to be involved as it will be this person who will be working with Process Owners to develop robotics/automation.

What kind of person would this opportunity suit?

This role involves working with key process owners so we’re looking for someone who can interact with a variety of people and interpret their requirements, in order to develop the best option for robotics.

An ability to learn new skills quickly is important as online training in UiPath will be provided. The placement will receive lots of support and guidance, however the successful candidate will need to take a logical approach and be comfortable working under their own initiative on this project.

Is there an opportunity to work with other business areas?

Yes. We’re currently working with the Finance Shared Services Robotics Team to develop shared robotics expertise and there may also be opportunity to work with the Customers Robotics team.

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