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EDF Overview

London, England
10000+ employees
1946
Company - Public (EDF)
Energy
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
EDF in the UK is leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future, tackling climate change and helping Britain reach net zero. It is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and ... Read more

Mission: At EDF we believe passionately in a cleaner electric world. We know that generating and supplying electricity isn’t just about power – it’s about the power to transform lives and futures. We want to lead the transition to a sustainable electric ... Read more


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Best Places to Interview: 2016 (#1)

Company Updates

  • Read more about how our latest Hinkley Point C milestone was delivered on time and more efficiently than ever...

  • We're excited to sponsor this year's Bristol Pride and on behalf of everyone at EDF we'd like to wish you a very Happy Pride!

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EDF – Why Work With Us?


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

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.

 

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

Recruiting from the widest possible pool of talent, we assess every potential employee against our four key behaviours – integrityinclusioninspiration and impact. We make sure that our workforce is a true reflection of our communities and customers. Their unique perspectives not only give us a better understanding of customers from all walks of life, but bring fresh ideas on nuclear safety too. 

Employee networks

Our attitude towards diversity is reinforced by our various employee networks:

  • Women’s Network
  • LGBT Supporters Network
  • Disability and Carers Network
  • BAME Network
  • Working Parents’ Network
  • Forces Support Network 
  • Young Professionals Network 
  • Cancer Support Network 
  • Mental Health Network

These networks provide a platform for employees to share views, tell us what we’re doing well and recommend improvements. This creates a real sense of community and a workforce who feel that their opinions are valued. It also helps us address business challenges and get closer to our goal of becoming a truly inclusive employer. One that encourages inspiration, innovation and employee commitment to a better energy future.

Our Charity Partnership:

Our partnership with Prostate Cancer UK is helping to support men and their families across the UK, now and for future generations. 

Force for Good

We encourage all employees to be a force for good by supporting our communities where we work and live. All employees are given two days every year to take part in volunteering activities – it builds skills, helps great teams become even greater and makes a positive difference to our workplaces and local communities.

STEM Ambassadors

The STEM Ambassador programme is a national volunteering programme lead by STEM Learning, an external charitable organisation funded by the government and through sponsorship. There are over 30,000 STEM Ambassadors from 2,500 employers in the UK. EDF has over 200 active Ambassadors. 

Education programmes

Inspiring young people is at the heart of our Educational strategy, and it is through a number of Educational Programmes we help children understand that a low carbon, secure and affordable energy supply is vital for the future.

Plan a visit

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an operational power station? EDF has eight purpose-built visitor centres across the UK, each exploring how electricity is created in a fun and interactive way.

Generation Electric. Powering the Nation.

At EDF we're proud to be the UK's largest producer of low-carbon electricity. We believe that, together, we can create a cleaner, low-carbon future.

We welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds and experience. You could be completing your GCSEs, A Levels or degree; starting your career journey following school, college or university.  You could be returning to work after a career break or looking to change career or industry sector. 

Wherever you are in your journey, here at EDF, you’ll find a variety of exciting and inspiring opportunities to join our Graduate, Apprenticeship, Industrial Placement or Intern schemes.

We believe that generating and supplying electricity isn’t just about power, it’s about the power to transform lives and futures.

Come join our Generation, Renewables, New Nuclear, Customers or Corporate business areas. Generation Electric. Everyone's Welcome.

Our 2021 Training Programmes will open for advertising this autumn!  We'll be starting by opening our Graduate Schemes for applications on 9th September, followed by our Industrial Placements and Apprenticeships in November.

EDF Renewables is one of the UK and the UK and Ireland’s leading renewable energy companies, specialising in wind power, solar and battery storage technology.

We develop, build, operate and maintain wind farms and other renewable technologies throughout their lifetime.

We have an operational portfolio of 36 wind farms – including two offshore wind farms – and one of the largest operational battery storage units in Europe.

Our business is exciting, diverse and accessible to all. And, wherever you are in your career, we offer a range of exciting opportunities:

  • We recruit engineers, technicians and developers to design, build, maintain and manage the sites. 
  • Operation and maintenance specialists monitor and maintain our sites on a daily basis. 
  • We need everyone from lawyers and accountants to communicators and HR professionals to support what we do.
  • Our Apprenticeship scheme offers the chance to gain valuable experience whilst studying and learning from Renewables experts.
  • We also have roles in our support teams based in our four office locations.

Join us on our mission to lead the transition to a sustainable energy future.

Our EDF Tech Community

The engineering community within our Customers business delivers and manages the solutions that power our: customer channel services, core back-end CRM and billing operations, our forecasting and optimisation of energy markets and our smart home & electric vehicle solutions.

We’ve been on a cloud transformation journey for a couple of years and we recognise the power and agility of an internal engineering capability that is deployed within our business / product teams.

Join us on this journey as we migrate and evolve our IT landscape into the cloud - We’re looking for great engineers to help us do this.

Our core values are based around trust, openness, curiosity and a collaborative / contribution mindset. We base ourselves across a number of sites in London and South East/West alongside our product teams.

We balance this with a sense of belonging, with our Software Guild, that brings together the community to meet up and share experiences, ideas, best practises and problems!

Our EDF Tech Stack

Our stack comprises of a mixture of on-premise legacy, cloud native and hybrid architectures. Our goal is a landscape mixture of SaaS and serverless microservices build around AWS components and utilising strong CI/CD pipelines and test automation.

The key focus of our engineering capability is to build out from this target architecture and help us evolve a set of products and services that broadly comprise of:

  • API enabled back-end services
  • Web and mobile app UI’s (React, ReactNative, Swift/Java)
  • Data services from data lakes and ML models
  • Interactive channel components like bots
  • RPA and process automation

 Our EDF Data & Technology Opportunities

Some of the roles we recruit for: Software Engineers, UX Designers, CRO Executives, UX/UI & Product Managers

EDF Reviews

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    "Highly supportive and forward thinking company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Executive in Hove, England
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Executive in Hove, England
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EDF full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to develop and has strong ambitions in terms of being low-carbon.

    Cons

    Can get bogged down in corporate silos

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EDF Photos

EDF photo of: Hinkley Point C
EDF photo of: Cannington Court
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EDF photo of: Heysham 2 Turbine Hall
EDF photo of: Young Professionals Network Conference
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EDF Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at EDF (London, England) in March 2020.

    Interview

    It lasted about an hour, had 5 or 6 competency based questions, followed by me asking the hiring managers questions. The questions weren’t too taxing if you prepare in advance and the managers hiring were really lovely and easy to chat to!

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where you’ve used communication skills to influence?   Answer Question
    • How have you helped implement a strategy into the company?   Answer Question
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