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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  £27,500

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

Career Area:  Early Careers

Science and Engineering Graduate Scheme

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

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

“With energy demand on the rise, nuclear power is the clear choice to maintaining a stable, low carbon baseload which can be combined with renewable energy. EDF is shaping the UK’s future energy infrastructure with projects such as Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C.” 
Hemma Sangha, Engineering Graduate



The Science and Engineering Graduate Programme: 

Our 15-month programme offers the chance to experience placements across our nuclear generation and nuclear new build sites.  These opportunities could include working on:


  • Hinkley Point C, the largest construction project in Europe; 
  • Sizewell C, our second nuclear new build project and will further support the growth of the future low carbon economy and reduce the need for imported generation;
  • An existing operating power station, getting the chance to experience different areas within this like Technical and Safety, Operations and Engineering. 


On this programme you’ll learn from our experts, gain valuable experience and have the support of an assignment manager, mentor and buddy throughout the programme.  


Training, development and support for you: 

We’re passionate about your development and we offer each graduate a tailored training plan, relevant to your discipline, to develop your skills, knowledge and experience.

You’ll contribute to different projects throughout the programme and examples of work our recent graduates have completed includes:


  • Preparing a fire strategy for buildings at our power stations
  • Working in the Fuel Route, Outage and Investment Delivery team
  • Understanding of the preparations for operating HPC when complete
  • Working on site at a power station, supporting graphite inspections  


Our Science and Engineering Programme also includes protected training time for courses covering EPR (European Pressurised Reactor) systems, communications and health & safety.

Our scheme is accredited with a number of professional institutions and we’ll support you to gain chartership with the relevant professional body: 


  • Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) 
  • Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) 
  • Institute of Physics (IoP) 
  • The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) 
  • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Institute for Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA)
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)


Head to our Careers website for more information about the scheme and Graduate life at EDF.


Where you’ll work: 

Locations on scheme could include: Bristol, HPC Site (Bridgwater), Barnwood (Gloucester), London (Sizewell C project), or on stations in Heysham, Hartlepool, Torness, Hunterston, Hinkley Point B (Bridgwater), or Sizewell B (Suffolk). 

To get the most from our training during the programme you’ll be moving around our sites to experience our diverse business.  We’ll be on hand with practical and financial support when you relocate.


What you’ll need to apply: 


  • 2:1 Bachelor’s Degree or a 2:2 Postgraduate Degree (obtained or expected) in any STEM subject, with specific focus on any of the following disciplines: Maths, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation & Control, Physics, Health Physics, Physical Sciences, Human Factors, Psychology
  • A genuine interest in nuclear energy, the power generation industry and technology
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Keen to solve technical problems
  • Works well to deadlines in a time critical environment
  • Able to work well as part of a team and shows collaborative behaviours. 



What salary and benefits are we offering you?


  • Starting salary of £27,500 
  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • Market-leading pension scheme
  • Annual performance bonus
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Wellbeing and support services



Why EDF? 

If you’re passionate about tackling climate change, our Graduate programme offers 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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