Commercial Graduate Scheme 2021

EDF Careers UK
United Kingdom
09 Sep 2020
07 Oct 2020
Start Date

EDF Energy is a core part of the EDF Group, one of the largest energy companies in Europe with key business operations in the UK, France, Italy and Belgium. We're the UK's largest producer of low-carbon electricity, the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain, the largest supplier to British businesses and we employ more than 13,000 people. We operate nuclear, coal and gas power stations, wind farms, and combined heat & power plants. We have a focus on safe, dependable energy generation and an ethos of service excellence. We are playing a leading role in new nuclear build in the UK to secure a bright future for the combined business and its employees.

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

As a graduate, you'll be looking to make an impact - using your skills, knowledge and passion to achieve great things. So how about taking on the challenge of beating climate change?

Being Britain's biggest generator of low carbon electricity, EDF are not only talking about climate change, we're doing something about it. We're committed to reducing carbon emissions to zero, generating power from clean sources like wind, nuclear and solar, leading the charge for electric vehicles and investing in new carbon cutting technologies.

We proudly work together to champion a low carbon lifestyle and collaborate widely in our search for innovations to achieve more. Build you future with us. Share our vision. Together we'll help Britain achieve net zero.

The Opportunity:

There has never been a more exciting time to join our company through our Commercial Graduate Programme across our EDF UK business areas. Placementsa will be within our Customers, Nuclear and Renewales business areas which have collaborated to deliver an inclusive prgoramme with inspiring opportunities. We're looking for talented graduates with influencing skills and a strong commercial focus to join us at this exciting point in our journey to achieve our collaborative ambition - to be the best at solving customers' energy needs. You'll have the opportunity to experience working across a wide range of areas while building both specialist and people skills.

The Training Programme:

On the COmmercial Graduate Programme you'll guide the way on this journey as you understand the energy business and develop the skills and knowledge to drive commercial results and future strategy for the business.

Following a week-long induction with the graduates from all of our schemes at our state of the art facility at Cannington Court (Somerset) in September 2021, you'll spend 6 months in four different assignments during this 2-year programme, where you'll develop the skills and expertise that are critical to our success and will be invaluable to you during your career with EDF Energy.

The Placements:

At the end of the graduate programme we'll support you in deciding how you want to progress your career within HPC or Renewables, and you'll head to that area for your final placement.

You won't be on your own during this journey as you'll have the support of your line manager, a recent graduate buddy and a career manager throughout the scheme.

We're passionate about your development during the graduate scheme and you'll have a tailored training path that will help develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours, both during the scheme and in your future careers. We place a particular focus on your soft skill development, with a range of learning interventions ranging from stakeholder management, leadership skills through to operatioal awareness. You'll be given time to invest in your development with the expectation that you will commit to both the training and implementing you learning post course back into the business. You'll have the chance to learn from others and build networks that will help you moving forward in your careers.

Visit our Commercial Graduate page to find out more about placements, training and development during the scheme.

The Future:

After a year, you could be managing projects, delivering marketing campaigns, providing key insights and evaluation in our HPC or Renewables business units. A little further down the line and you will have specialised in an area of your interest and built up the skill set to manage a team to deliver our company targets, lead oon high-profile projects or drive the strategy for the business.

The Skills:

  • 2:1 Bachelor's Degree or a 2:2 Postgraduate Degree (obtained or expected) in any discipline
  • Commercial understanding, analytical abilities, communication skills and a talent for leadership
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new challenges and thrive in fast-paced environments
  • Passion for working in a customer-focused environment
  • Flexibility to relocate

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Starting salary of GBP27,500 and regular pay reviews
  • 25 days' annual leave
  • Pension scheme
  • Annual performance bonus
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Wellbeing and support services
  • Relocation support for moving between attachments and into a new role after the programme.

Why EDF?

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. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we'll embrace the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed.

Build your future. Share our vision. Together, we can help Britain achieve net zero...... click apply for full job details

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