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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period: 
Salary:  35,000

Hartlepool, GB

Career Area:  Early Careers

Science and Engineering Graduate - Hartlepool - 2024

A career that will deliver change. Together, we’ll 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, Engineering Graduate

What is the Science & Engineering Graduate Scheme?


You will embark on a 15-month programme that offers the chance to experience different placements across our Nuclear Power Station, Hartlepool.

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


Our previous graduates have gone on to become; Technical Managers, Senior Leaders and Heads of Function.


Pay, culture and benefits:


  • Starting salary of £35,000, market-leading pension scheme and annual performance bonus 
  • 28 days’ annual leave
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Wellbeing, physical and mental health support services


At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself.  We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.  We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility.   


We’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need.   


We’ll value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed.  



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, build your confidence, 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
  • 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)


You’ll have mentors and industry experts to give you advice along the way and help you with decisions about your future career path.


Head to for more information about the scheme structure, our culture and Graduate life at EDF.


Where you’ll work:


Get ready for an incredible training experience! Throughout the programme, you’ll have the chance to explore our Hartlepool site, immersing yourself in the diversity of our business. We’ve got you covered with practical and financial support every step of the way. You’ll have the opportunity to make amazing memories!


We value work-life balance and understand the importance of personal lives, which is why we offer a supportive environment that allows you to thrive both personally and professionally. With ample opportunities to network and learn, this journey promises to be one you'll cherish.


To join our team you’ll need:  


  • 2:2 Bachelor’s Degree or a 2:2 Postgraduate Degree (obtained or expected) in Nuclear Safety, Environmental, Engineering, Electrical & CI.
  • 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
  • Please note that you will need to be eligible to obtain Security Clearance in order to be considered for this role.


Our selection process is designed to bring out the best in you! We use a strengths-based approach to let you shine and showcase your skills and what truly brings you joy. We believe that embracing our individual strengths lies at the heart of engagement and the motivation to succeed and excel in our at work. We’re here to guide you and you’ll find helpful tips and advice about the application process and assessment centre dates on our graduate web pages.


The closing date for applications is Monday 9th October. We advise you to apply as early as possible.


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

Developing your career with us means you’re powering the nation today while helping to build a sustainable energy future for tomorrow.

Here at EDF, everyone’s welcome. We’re striving to create an inclusive environment where everyone has a voice and where you can feel confident being yourself. We value the difference you bring and here you can search for opportunities to thrive and succeed.    

Together we’re helping Britain achieve Net Zero.   

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