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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Fixed Term
Salary:  £18,329

Nr Bridgwater, GB

Career Area:  Early Careers

Education, Skills and Employment Industrial Placement

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

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

“The Employment Affairs Unit within the HPC project draws together all people related aspects of project delivery; from workforce mobilisation and compliance to the delivery of all skills and employment commitments that the project has made to leave a positive legacy in the local area. This role provides an opportunity to positively contribute to external engagement events with schools, and colleges to help shape skills interventions and outreach activity. No two days are the same………..”
Sharon Dommett – Head of Employment Affairs Unit


The Education, Skills & Employment Industrial Placement Programme: 

Hinkley Point C is offering an Education, Skills and Employment Industrial Placement opportunity within the Employment Affairs Unit that supports our nuclear new build project within the local area. 

The construction of HPC will create thousands of employment and apprenticeship opportunities, in a broad range of occupations, as we work alongside our contract partners to create a legacy of skills for the future. As part of the Employment Affairs Unit (EAU), you’ll work predominantly with our Education, Skills and Job Service teams to develop and deliver initiatives to support local people who live around Hinkley Point C to access career opportunities with all employers on the Project.    


Training, development and support for you: 

During the 12-month placement you’ll experience all aspects of the Employment Affairs Unit and contribute to various community and education outreach programmes, skills interventions and employment events in order to reach as many people as possible in the local area. You’ll collaborate with a range of employers, from smaller local businesses to international project contractors in order to deliver interventions that support individuals that live locally to access job opportunities on the HPC Project.
The skills and experience you’ll have the opportunity to gain on this unique industrial placement will set you up for a successful career and you’ll build a great network of stakeholders, should you apply to EDF after your graduation.

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


Where you’ll work: 

This placement will be based at Hinkley Point C (HPC) Site, and in our offices in Bridgwater.


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 business, HR or another related degree 
  • Good analytical skills 
  • An interest in commercial aspects of an organisation
  • 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 
  • 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: Nuclear, Sustainability, Energy

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