EDF Energy is the UK’s biggest producer of electricity, providing power to 25% of the country’s homes. The business supplies gas and electricity from nuclear, coal and gas power stations, combined heat and power plants, and wind farms. It employees almost 20,000 people at locations throughout the UK.
In line with the latest trends towards energy efficiency and caring for the environment, the business has made a commitment to reduce the intensity of CO2 emissions from electricity production to 60% by 2020, to help the UK meet its target of 80% reductions in CO2 by 2050.
Graduate schemes at EDF Energy include engineering, business and customer management, energy analysts, commercial, legal, finance, business improvement and technology, internal audit, HR, and nuclear. All disciplines require a 2:1 bachelor degree. Recruits are required to move around the business by carrying out several different placements as part of the scheme, with a focus on developing positive working relationships.
There is a £25,000 starting salary, as well as other benefits, including a final salary pension scheme and a healthcare scheme. EDF Energy also encourages staff to achieve a healthy work-life balance, and all graduates have the right to request flexible working hours.
EDF recently bought the naming rights of the London eye from British Airways.
Benefits of working for EDF Energy
The opportunity to join a final salary pension scheme
The opportunity to join a healthcare scheme
Discounts on some products and services.
Flexible working arrangements.
Achieving professional accreditation from the relevant institute is expected and fully supported.