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 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 is currently closed for applications. Please visit us again in Autumn 2021 for updates!

What we're looking for

  • A 2:1 in either a business management, business studies, supply chain management, economics, finance or logistics degree.
  • The desire to learn and develop your skills.
  • You’ll have the professional outlook and commercial awareness.
  • You'll be self-motivated, analytical and cool under pressure, you’ll combine technical knowledge (specifically MS Office) with great all-round people skills.
  • The willingness to relocate as required

Where we could take you

At the end of the programme the experience you’ll have gained will provide the springboard for a future career in Supply Chain with EDF.

What’s in it for you?

  • Starting salary of £27,500 and regular pay reviews
  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • Pension scheme
  • Support for CIPS professional qualifications - CIPS level 4 funded through the scheme
  • 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

A wide range of suppliers provide works, goods and services to support the efficient running of our businesses in the UK. How do we maximise the value for EDF through the professional supply of third party goods and services? That’s the job of our Supply Chain teams.

During this two-year graduate scheme, you’ll complete attachments in the different areas of Supply Chain for EDF in the UK. The scheme has been designed to expose you to working with key stakeholders and the Supply Chain team to assist the business to develop and manage a suite of contracts to support the ambitions of EDF.  


Supporting the operation of EDF’s businesses in the UK poses many unique and commercial challenges to our Supply Chain teams. Managing a large spend in over 50 market areas, the EDF Supply Chain team is at the core of ensuring the correct goods and services are ordered, are delivered safely, are of high quality, arrive on site at the optimum time at the best price possible. 

For an idea of the type of work you could do, recent graduates have helped source and procure over half a million pounds worth of goods for the Renewables business, tendered, negotiated and placed a company-wide Meetings & Events contract, and organised the Supply Chain team’s Winter and Summer events. You’ll also get the opportunity to travel to suppliers’ offices and our stations in order to support our key stakeholders and internal customers.

You won’t be on your own during this journey as you’ll have the support of your line manager, a recent graduate buddy and a career manager throughout the scheme. Our Young Professionals Network will also welcome you to their community where they provide an effective platform to learn, lead and connect.  


We’re a nationwide operation and you'll have the opportunity to move around during your training to experience different areas of our diverse business. A willingness to relocate is essential.

Brad Conway's experience, previous Supply Chain Graduate

I joined EDF as an industrial placement student in 2014 and enjoyed it so much I came back on the Graduate scheme. Two of my biggest motivators are working with people and making an impact in the business. 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 at the forefront of driving the organisation forward and get heavily involved in key issues and projects.

Having completed the programme, I’m currently the Supply Chain Regional Lead for Sizewell B power station, based out of our office in Gloucester. I’m accountable for the commercial delivery of Sizewell B’s investment portfolio and work with the station to deliver capital projects. This involves setting commercial strategies for projects, managing the tendering process and providing contract management support to the station. 

I’m proud to contribute to Britain’s ambition to achieve net zero by driving value for money. This enables EDF to invest more in Sizewell B to keep it operating efficiently and providing more low carbon electricity to homes across the UK. 

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Our Supply Chain Graduate Scheme is currently closed for applications. Please visit us again in Autumn 2021 for updates!