Industrial Placements

Join our Industrial Work Placements and spend 12 months embedded in our business, contributing to meaningful projects that directly impact our ambition to help Britain achieve Net Zero.

Our schemes will be open for applications in October 2023. In the meantime, you can read advice from our trainees to help you prepare for your application. 

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  • Our programmes include Engineering, Research & Development and HR

  • Gain an insight into the energy sector

  • Competitive salary and benefits

Our energy sector Industrial Placements

Our application process is designed
to bring out the best in you

Find out top tips from our graduate trainees to succeed during the selection process

Life at EDF

What does day-to-day working life at EDF on a placement really look like?

Find out why James chose to complete his Creative Content placement with EDF and what Duwane is enjoying most about his HR Resourcing placement.  

Learn about the skills they're developing and the support offered by our teams.

Why complete an EDF industrial placement?

Gain an insight into the world of work

You’ll discover what it’s like to work in your area of expertise and what’s expected of you in return! It’s a chance to trial a career, discover jobs you didn’t know existed and decide if it’s the future for you.

Get ahead in your field

You’ll finish your studies with a better understanding of your subject and the energy sector, and experience of applying your theoretical knowledge in a practical work environment – a marketable attribute with employers. You might even apply to work at EDF after you graduate!

Practice applying for jobs

Going through a recruitment process offers the opportunity to refine your CV, think about your transferable skills and identify areas of development for future selection processes.

Apply your learning

You’ll be able to put into practice what you’ve learned in the classroom and supplement your degree with professional development. You’ll develop a range of useful skills to use in your final year at university and beyond!

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Diversity and Inclusion

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours.

At EDF we will not tolerate any behaviour that does not uphold our Everyone’s Welcome vision.

Read more about diversity and inclusion at EDF.

Experienced hire opportunities

Access a list of all vacancies and register to receive email alerts about future opportunities.

Did you find everything you’re looking for?

If not please visit our FAQ page, where you'll find information about Right to Work in the UK and our selection process.

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