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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  £27,500

Flexible, GB London, GB Edinburgh, GB Sunderland, GB

Career Area:  Early Careers

Renewables Science & Engineering Graduate Scheme

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

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

“Working in the renewables industry is really exciting for me especially being able to use my technical skills in this area.  Working together with a such a wide network of people who are all focussed on a common goal is one of the things I have loved – there’s a lot of passion and like-minded individuals, which has made it an inspiring place to work.” 
Rosie King, Renewables Engineering Graduate



The Renewables Science & Engineering Programme:

Our 15-month Renewables Science & Engineering training programme gives graduates a chance to be part of our journey towards achieving net zero.  You will experience different areas of the business across 5 assignments.  These opportunities could include working with:


  • Our technical competency centres within our Central Technical Organisation
  • Project Engineering, supporting our Operational Portfolio
  • Offshore Wind Construction Projects
  • Assignments across EDF Group including Hynamics (EDF’s dedicated subsidiary for green hydrogen production) in France


On this programme you’ll learn from our experts, gain valuable experience and have the support of an assignment manager, mentor and buddy throughout the programme.  You will then spend your final assignment working towards your substantive position.  


Training, development and support for you: 

We’re passionate about your development and we offer each graduate tailored training plan based on your discipline that will help develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours, both during the scheme and in your future careers.

Previous projects graduates have been involved in have contributed to the development and operational phases of our renewable assets, which directly enable our Britain’s ambitious net zero targets, and they have had the opportunity to work on our operational wind farms, understanding the kind of maintenance that is required to keep them functioning and analysing data to see how performance can be improved.  Previous graduates have also had the opportunity to become part of the Young Professionals and Growth Networks, which is a great opportunity for professional development; organising events and supporting the business, and connecting with people from across the business.

Head to our Careers website for more information about the scheme and Graduate life at EDF.


Where you’ll work: 

Locations on scheme could include: Edinburgh, Newcastle, Eyemouth, Ireland and our UK onshore and offshore sites. 

To get the most from our training during the programme you’ll be moving around our sites to experience our diverse business.  We’ll be on hand with practical and financial support when you relocate.



What you’ll need to apply: 


  • 2:1 Bachelor’s Degree or a 2:2 Postgraduate Degree (obtained or expected) in a Engineering subject, with specific focus on any of the following disciplines: Electrical Engineering, Controls, Instrumentation, Control & SCADA, Renewable Energy Engineering
  • A genuine interest in the renewable energy sector
  • Desire to learn and develop your skills during and after the scheme
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Keen to solve technical problems;
  • Operates with high quality standards / eye for detail;
  • Works well to deadlines / in a time critical environment;
  • Able to work well as part of a team and shows collaborative behaviours. 


What salary and benefits are we offering you?


  • Starting salary of £27,500 
  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • Market-leading pension scheme
  • Annual performance bonus
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Wellbeing and support services



Why EDF Renewables UK & Ireland? 

At EDF Renewables UK and Ireland our goal is to combat climate change. We believe that clean energy technologies have the potential to power our daily lives: from generating and storing low carbon electricity to heating and lighting our homes or travelling to work by electric bus or car. 

At EDF Renewables UK and Ireland we want to make renewable energy accessible and affordable for everyone and we want to do it soon by building a business that attracts and retains the best talent.

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


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