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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Fixed Term
Salary:  £18,329 - £20,933, depending on location

Bridgwater, GB Flexible, GB Morecambe, GB Gloucester, GB Romney Marsh, GB Dunbar, GB Bristol, GB Hartlepool, GB Nr Bridgwater, GB Morecambe, GB Near Leiston, GB

Career Area:  Early Careers

Science & Engineering Industrial Placements 2022


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


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


"Electricity is such a vital component in everyone’s lives.  It powers schools, businesses and hospitals, so I knew that if I did my placement within EDF then I would have a really large impact on society, and that made my placement a lot more fulfilling.”  

Priyanka Jayakurma, Science & Engineering Industrial Placement 

The Science and Engineering Industrial Placement Proramme


We’re recruiting for students to join us our Science and Engineering Programme, working at one of our key sites:  


  • Hinkley Point C (HPC), the largest construction project in Europe  
  • At an existing operating nuclear power station 
  • Technical Client Organisation (TCO), EDF’s centre of technical and licensing excellence supporting the new, future and existing fleet of nuclear power stations. 


Taking on a real job at a junior level, you'll have the opportunity to learn through hands-on experience under the guidance of highly skilled and experienced colleagues. 

Training, development and support for you


Over this 12-month programme, most of what you learn will be on the job, with support from your mentor and the teams you work in. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your academic training to genuine problems that are faced in the energy industry and complete modules that contribute to your degree. 


Previous students on a Science and Engineering Industrial Placement have been involved in projects such as: 


  • Supporting improvements to safety through communications campaigns, training and other improvement projects 
  • Looking at how radiation protection supports the building and operational life of new power stations; developing the skills necessary to support a wide range of teams in order to provide advice on radiation protection. 
  • Assisting in running, maintaining and developing the condition monitoring programme throughout a plant 


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

Where you'll work


Towards the end of the recruitment process you’ll be able to feedback your three location preferences from the below opportunities. We’ll match successful applicants to placements taking location preference in to consideration, together with your degree discipline and business needs.  


Locations available include: 


  • Hinkley Point C (HPC) construction site or Satellite Delivery Centre, both in Bridgwater 
  • Barnwood office, Gloucester, or Gloucester Business Park  
  • Hartlepool power station, County Durham     
  • Heysham 1 & 2 power stations, Lancashire 
  • Sizewell B power station, Suffolk 
  • Torness power station, Scotland 
  • Aztec West office, Bristol 
  • Dungeness B power station, Kent

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 a variety of Science and Engineering degree disciplines, including: Physics, Maths, Environmental Science, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Science, Chemistry, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Process Automation, Business Studies, Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation & Control, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Materials Science, Project Management or Construction Management  
  • Technical and analytical skills 
  • Desire to learn and develop new 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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