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Employment Type:  Full Time
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Salary:  Starting salary of 30,000 plus excellent benefits

Gloucester, GB

Career Area:  Early Careers

Nuclear Security Graduate

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

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

“Being part of the solution to combat climate change, which I think is the biggest crisis facing our planet. I wanted to work in an industry that I could absolutely throw myself into and realise my passions and for me this is one of the most critical, so I felt I could do that. We have a huge responsibility to deliver net zero for future generations and I want to dedicate my career to that.”
Rosie King - EDFR S&E Graduate

What is the Nuclear Security Graduate Scheme?

The Technical Client Organisation exists to tackle challenges that are varied and ever-changing in the pursuit of Net Zero. From supporting AGR defueling and existing fleet operations, through to design and construction of new nuclear plants, the TCO is a critical component of the UK nuclear industry. We encourage technical agility to further stretch your development potential; transferring knowledge and capabilities from one area to another helps us work together for the benefit of nuclear safety and the future of our industry.

Our 15-month programme offers the chance to experience life within the Nuclear Security Team, the team is made up of the following areas:


  • Security Design
  • Information Security and Cyber
  • Personal Security
  • Policing and Operational Support


Working within the centre of excellence, you will provide technical support and work on three different licences; Nuclear Generation, the mega project Sizewell C and HPC.

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.

This role will allow you to develop your coordination and stakeholder management skills with technical and non-technical leadership.

You’ll be involved in the following tasks:


  • Coordinating the branches input into Sizewell C from a security design perspective.
  • Protecting EDF's interests and security; including terrorist and sabotage threats.
  • Assessing cyber risk to key systems across the nuclear fleet and new build.
  • Supporting the new cyber security strategy that’s just been written.
  • You’ll get involved in visits to suppliers and auditing them from a cyber security point of view.
  • Involvement with regulatory activities and interventions whilst supporting the team.
  • Helping to develop operational technology cyber security improvements.


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


Where you’ll work:

You will be based out of our state of the art office in Gloucester.

Our teams work collaboratively in person and remotely within our teams and across our multiple clients, our hybrid working arrangements allow us to succeed in a way that works for you. We offer a great work/life balance to support people’s personal lives whilst giving them the opportunity to network and learn.


What you’ll need to apply:


  • 2:2 Bachelor’s or Postgraduate Degree (obtained or expected) in Cyber Security, Risk Management, Assurance Management, Security Management, Programme Management or Consultancy.
  • 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
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


We use a strengths-based selection process so that you can show us what you enjoy, as well as what you’re good at, because we believe that our individual strengths are at the heart of engagement and motivation to succeed and perform whilst at work. You’ll find tips and advice about the application process and assessment centre dates on our Graduate web pages.


Pay, benefits and culture:


  • Starting salary of £30,000
  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • Market-leading pension scheme
  • Annual performance bonus
  • 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.


If you’re passionate about tackling climate change, our Nuclear Security Graduate programme offers you the opportunity to develop an exciting career whilst helping progress the UK towards a Net Zero future.


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

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