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Employment Type:  Full Time
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Salary:  Salary of £21,200 plus excellent benefits

Morecambe, GB

Career Area:  Early Careers

Cyber Security Industrial Placement


A career that will deliver change. Together, we can help Britain achieve net zero. 
Join our Cyber Security 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, Science & Engineering Industrial Placement 

What is the Industrial Placement Programme? 
We’re recruiting for students to join us on our 12-month Cyber Security Programme, working at our Heysham 1 Nuclear Power station.


You’ll be joining the Engineering department to drive plant computing security governance through the implementation of company policy, technical standards and regulatory requirements.


Heysham uses programmable and configurable microprocessor based systems for monitoring and control. The security of these systems or devices is important for the continued safe and reliable operation of site processes involved in nuclear power generation, supporting the nation’s critical infrastructure.


What salary and benefits are we offering you?  


  • Starting salary of £21,200 
  • 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:  
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.


You will have the opportunity to:


  • Gain experience implementing cyber security policy to safeguard critical infrastructure in line with industry best practices.
  • Have exposure to a wide variety of computing systems ranging from old to new across enterprise IT and industrial OT environments.
  • Work with cross functional teams to participate in security threat monitoring, incident response and risk management activities.
  • Receive training as required to stay abreast of emerging cyber threats and technologies to support a nuclear plant’s security posture.


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Where you’ll work:  
You will work on Heysham 1, one of EDF’s operating Nuclear Power Stations located in Morecambe.



What you’ll need to join the team:


  • On track to achieve or will have already achieved a 2:2 undergraduate degree or 2:2 postgraduate qualification in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cyber Security or a related field.
  • Technical and analytical skills 
  • Desire to learn and develop new skills 
  • To be appointed to this role, you will need to meet the criteria for Security Vetting which will, require you to have been a resident of the UK for the last 5 years. 


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 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.
We will be closing this advert when we have our desired number of candidates.
Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero. 



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