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

Nr Bridgwater, GB Bristol, GB

Career Area:  Early Careers

Supply Chain Industrial Placement HPC

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


Join our Commercial Management (Supply Chain Directorate) Industrial Placement programme and you can make an immediate impact, powering the nation today, whilst helping to build a sustainable energy future for tomorrow.


“Having spent the last 12 months as an Industrial placement in the HPC Supply Chain Team, I’ve enjoyed a range of challenges, expanding my skills and experience. I’ve been able to grow my skills in data management and strategic planning which has facilitated involving myself in very exciting projects around innovation and sustainability. I’ve very much enjoyed being a part of the collaborative forward-thinking culture.” 

Paul, Supply Chain Industrial Placement 



What is the Commercial Management (Supply Chain Directorate) Industrial Placement Programme? 


Join our Commercial Management (Supply Chain Directorate) Industrial Placement programme and you’ll contribute to EDF’s ambition to help Britain achieve Net Zero, by helping us drive positive social and environmental change throughout our supply chain.


This Hinkley Point C placement will be based at Aztec West in Bristol, the Satellite Delivery Centres in Bridgwater, or the HPC Site or a combination of the three. We are building the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK providing low-carbon electricity for around six million homes, 7% of the country’s total electricity needs helping Britain achieve net-zero. The Nuclear New Build Supply Chain Directorate team is at the core of supporting the delivery of the power station, currently under construction in Somerset. 



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, you’ll gain an understanding of the operation of a large energy company, the way a business works, the skills required to be successful in a professional career and gain a strong insight into commercial and supply chain management. 


The key role of the Supply Chain teams is to:


  • Support the Project Delivery Teams in the robust management of contracts and the integration of the Hinkley Point C entire contract portfolio by balancing collaboration and commercial tensions ensuring the project is delivered successfully; 
  • Perform Client Function duties – Insight and Reporting, Governance and Assurance, Procurement of Contracts, Strategic Intervention, Supplier Relationship and Contract Management, Stakeholder Management and Shareholder engagement.   
  • Organise and attend important supplier conferences, supporting the development of supply chain strategies, and actively participating in tendering, negotiating, and placing contracts while learning the value of governance arrangements. 


For an idea of the type of work you could do, recent students have supported; 


  • The development of the Supply Chain’s data strategy 
  • Created automated reporting using PowerBI to support Executive and Board reporting 
  • Enhanced insight in Supply Relationship Management and supported with Regulatory engagement and helped deliver strategic and people updates.  


You’ll also get great exposure to the whole team, a good understanding of the procurement and contract management process, managing complex contractual interfaces, and the opportunity to network and develop stakeholder management and commercial and contractual skills.


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Where you’ll work:


Depending on your skill set and development ambitions you will be offered a placement in the client team, or the Commercial Delivery Programmes located at either Aztec West in Bristol, the Satellite Delivery Centres in Bridgwater or HPC Site or a combination of the three (Transport to HPC site will be provided from a number of collection points).   



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 disciplines such as Business, Economics, Mathematics, Engineering, Geography, Sciences, Supply Chain and Logistics (although others may be considered) 
  • Self-motivated and analytical 
  • Desire to learn and develop your skills 
  • To be appointed to this role, you will need to meet the criteria for Security Vetting which will, ordinarily, require you to have been a resident of the UK for at least 3 of 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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