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 Supply Chain Graduate Scheme has now closed for applications.

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.


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.


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

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Our Supply Chain Graduate Scheme has now closed for applications.