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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Fixed Term
Salary:  £18,329

Bridgwater, GB Nr Bridgwater, GB Bristol, GB

Career Area:  Early Careers

Commercial Management (Supply Chain Directorate) Industrial Placement 2022


A career that will deliver change. Together, we can help Britain achieve net zero. 


Join our Commercial Management Industrial Placement programme and you can make an immediate impact, powering the nation today, whilst helping to build a sustainable energy future for tomorrow. 


“Having spent the last 12 months as an Industrial placement in the HPC Supply Chain Team, I’ve enjoyed a range of challenges, expanding my skills and experience. I’ve been able to grow my skills in data management and strategic planning which has facilitated involving myself in very exciting projects around innovation and sustainability. I’ve very much enjoyed being a part of the collaborative forward-thinking culture.” 

Paul Feakins, Supply Chain Directorate Industrial Placement 

The Commercial Management Industrial Placement Programme


Join our Commercial Management Industrial Placement programme and you’ll contribute to EDF’s ambition to help Britain achieve Net Zero, by helping us drive positive social and environmental change throughout our supply chain.  


You’ll join our Supply Chain team at Hinkley Point C, where we’re building the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK, providing low-carbon electricity for around six million homes, 7% of the country’s total electricity needs helping Britain achieve net-zero.  The Nuclear New Build Supply Chain Directorate is at the core of supporting the delivery of the power station, currently under construction in Somerset.   

Training, development and support for you


Over this 12-month programme, you’ll gain an understanding of the operation of a large energy company, the way a business works, the skills required to be successful in a professional career and gain a strong insight into commercial and supply chain management. 


The key role of the Supply Chain team is to: 

  • Support the Project Delivery Teams in the robust management of contracts and the integration of the Hinkley Point C entire contract portfolio by balancing collaboration and commercial tensions ensuring the project is delivered successfully; 
  • Perform Client Function duties – Insight and Reporting, Governance and Assurance, Procurement of Contracts, Strategic Intervention, Supplier Relationship and Contract Management, Stakeholder Management and Shareholder engagement.   


For an idea of the type of work you could do, recent students have supported the development of Supply Chain’s data strategy, created automated reporting using PowerBI to support Executive and Board reporting, enhanced insight in Supply Relationship Management, supported with Regulatory engagement and helped deliver strategic and people updates.  


You’ll also get great exposure to the whole team, a good understanding of the procurement and contract management process, managing complex contractual interfaces, and the opportunity to network and develop stakeholder management and commercial and contractual skills. 


Head to our Careers website for more information about life at EDF. 

Where you’ll work


This placement is available at one of our offices: either Aztec West in Bristol or one of the Satellite Delivery Centres closer to site in Bridgwater.   

What you’ll need to apply


  • On track to achieve or will have already achieved a 2:1 undergraduate degree or 2:2 postgraduate qualification in disciplines such as Business, Economics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Geography, Supply Chain and Logistics (although others may be considered) 
  • Self-motivated and analytical 
  • Desire to learn and develop your skills 


Our work placements are designed to help you identify your strengths and develop your skills within a real-world organisation, an experience which is invaluable for your future career. 


We’re looking for people who are keen to learn more about our exciting industry and have a desire to develop skills such as communication, problem-solving, team-working and time-management, within a commercial environment.  

What salary and benefits are we offering you?


  • Starting salary of £18,329  
  • 25 days’ annual leave 
  • Flexible benefits package 
  • Wellbeing and support services 

Why EDF?


If you’re passionate about tackling climate change, our Industrial Placement programmes offer you the opportunity to develop an exciting career, whilst helping progress the UK towards a Net Zero future. 


Joining EDF means joining a company with a clear purpose to create a more sustainable energy future. We’re leading the charge for electric driving, investing in new carbon-cutting tech and innovating with Smart home technology; building Britain’s low carbon network and our nation’s low carbon economy. 


At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone has a voice and where they can feel confident being themselves. We’ll value the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed.  


We’re an equal opportunities and a disability confident employer. If you meet the minimum criteria for a role, share with us if you have a disability and we’ll guarantee you an interview.  


Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero. 

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