Supply Chain graduate programme

Ours is an industry that is changing quickly and taking on more and more importance. Climate change, security of supply, the need for new infrastructure – all of these will affect the energy industry in the years to come. As the largest generator of low-carbon electricity in the UK, EDF Energy will be leading the way forwards. This is an open invitation to explore a major business that's growing in size, influence and profile – and explore it fully.

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Our 2020 Graduate Programmes are now open!
The closing date for applications is 29th October 2019 and we advise you to apply as early as possible.

What we're looking for

• On track to achieve a 2:1 undergraduate or 2:2 postgraduate business or economics-related degree

• A professional outlook and commercial awareness 

• Motivation, analytical skills and a cool head under pressure

• A desire to learn and develop skills

• Willingness to relocate as required

Where we could take you

The experience you gain on the graduate scheme will prepare you for a role in our Generation Business Unit, at one of our power stations, or within another part of the EDF Group. There are a number of roles that could be of interest, including: Supply Chain Analyst, Procurement Specialist, Supply Chain Specialist, Supplier Development Engineer or Contract Manager. Over the next few years, you’ll work towards CIPS chartership and develop in your role, taking on exciting new responsibilities – including managing teams and projects.

What’s in it for you?

• Starting salary of £27,500

• 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. 

Supply Chain at EDF Energy

Supporting the operation of EDF Energy’s existing fleet of power stations poses many unique and commercial challenges to our supply chain teams. With an annual spend of over £600m in over 50 market areas, the EDF Energy Generation Supply Chain team makes sure the correct goods and services are ordered and delivered safely, at the optimum time and at the best price possible.

During your two years, you will complete attachments in the different areas of Supply Chain and have the opportunity to see what life is like on a nuclear power station. The scheme has been designed to expose you to Supply Chain’s work ensuring continual improvement in a nuclear context, as well as giving you an opportunity to understand the wider business.

Training

On-the-job training is diverse and covers everything from supply-chain operations (supply chain analysis, performance management) to market management (relationship management, strategy development, tendering and negotiation), contract management to outage management.

There will be opportunities to study for membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply as well as a range of other courses.

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

Locations

We’re a nationwide operation, so you are likely to move around during your training.

Brad Conway's experience, Supply Chain Graduate

I have been at EDF Energy for three years. I started as an industrial placement student in 2014 and enjoyed it so much I came back on the Graduate scheme. Two of my biggest motivators is working with people and making an impact in the business I am working for. In Supply Chain both of these motivations are achieved as you work with a range of colleagues and external partners. You also belong to a team who is at the forefront of driving the organisation forward and is heavily involved in key issues and projects within the organisation. The highlight of the scheme has been working on the Inspire programme’s the Low Carbon Residential. I’ve been involved over the last two years and to see how the school children grow into the week and show a passion for STEM is really heart- warming.

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Our 2020 Graduate Programmes are now open!
The closing date for applications is 29th October 2019 and we advise you to apply as early as possible.