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

London, GB Hove, GB

Career Area:  Early Careers

Communications Industrial Placement 2022

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


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


“This programme exposes me to things I don’t experience on my degree… I’m learning how to create and target communications towards all sorts of stakeholders that I’d previously never even thought about. At the same time, I’m using skills I’ve learnt from my degree, such as digital and social media marketing, and applying them in new contexts.” 

Melissa Cobb, Communications Executive Placement 

The Communications Industrial Placement Programme


We’re recruiting for students to join us on our Communications Programme within our Corporate Affairs team.  


Your time will be shared between our Strategy and Corporate Affairs team, which looks after the political, stakeholder and media engagement for companywide issues; and our Editorial, Content and Channels Digital team who are responsible for our corporate digital and social channels.  

Training, development and support for you


Over this 12-month programme, we’ll offer you an opportunity to get involved in the planning and coordination of the development of public affairs materials, and to work on a range of different platforms and technologies; planning, developing, implementing and analysing campaigns to drive brand awareness and traffic. 


Throughout the course of the placement, you will gain: 

  • Good understanding of how communications contribute to the business success of the company 
  • Understanding of corporate communications 
  • Knowledge of the various businesses and key topics for EDF 


The skills and experience gained on such a varied industrial placement will look great on any job application and place you in a very marketable position within the jobs market or, where opportunities exist, in any application to join EDF Energy in the future. 


For an idea of the type of work you could do, recent students have been involved in junior planning (ministerial meetings, MPs appointments, coordination of letters writing etc…); coordination of the development of public affairs materials; and creation (including writing), publication and measurement of digital content on these channels. 


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


Where you’ll work


This placement will be available in London, Croydon or Hove

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 marketing, communications or business management. 
  • Strong technical and analytical skills  
  • Desire to learn and develop 


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 - £20,933, depending on location 
  • 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. 

Job Segment: Sustainability, Business Manager, Energy, Management

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