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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 carbon future, tackling climate change and helping Britain reach net zero. We're the UK’s largest producer of low carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand ... Read more

Mission: At EDF, we’re generating the right mix of low carbon electricity to power the nation today and building the low carbon infrastructure Britain will need tomorrow. From turbines to tariffs, electric cars to electric heating, we’re busy doing everything we can ... Read more


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Best Places to Interview: 2016 (#1)

Company Updates

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    At the end of 2020 our Hinkley Point C project achieved another key milestone!

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    We’re really proud that during 2020 we raised an incredible £177,602 from employee fundraising and donations for our charity partner Prostate Cancer UK. The challenges of the last year didn’t stop our employees from doing what they could to fundraise in the most imaginative ways. We've been running, walking, cycling, doing virtual quizzes, competitions and games, all to help fund vital life-saving research. #Menwearewithyou

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EDF – Why Work With Us?


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

Funny isn’t it, a big energy company talking about saving the planet? Everyone’s talking the talk these days. As Britain’s biggest generator of low-carbon electricity, we’re not just talking about it, we’re doing something about it.

That’s the EDF difference.

From our customer service agents to our engineers, our scientists to our smart meter installers, every single one of us is 100% committed to reducing the UK’s carbon emissions to nothing, nada, net zero.

We’re generating the right mix of low carbon electricity to power the nation today and building the low carbon infrastructure Britain will need tomorrow. From turbines to tariffs, electric cars to electric heating, we’re busy doing everything we can to help Britain achieve net zero. 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 career that will deliver change. Together, we can help Britain achieve net zero.

As an apprentice, 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 so come join our Generation, Renewables, New Nuclear, Customers or Corporate business areas.

Our 2021 Apprenticeships are being advertised now! We're offering the following opportunities:

  • Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship (locations across the UK)
  • Nuclear Engineering Degree Apprenticeship (South West and East of England)
  • Project Controls Apprenticeship (South West)
  • Chemistry Apprenticeship (East of England)
  • Nuclear Business Apprenticeship (South West)

Build your future with us. Share our vision. Together we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.

EDF Renewables is one of 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 help Britain achieve net zero.

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

We’re recruiting for people to join us on the next exciting phase of our journey.  We’re offering multiple opportunities across a range of disciplines for those who relish working in a commercially-driven environment, on major customer contracts.  You could be a seasoned project or programme management specialist working in the nuclear or non-nuclear industries, have skills in commercial management or finance, or are used to working as an intelligent customer for technical disciplines.

To apply for an opportunity within our Nuclear Decommissioning team please check out our jobs.

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.

EDF Reviews

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Team in Hove, England
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    I have been working at EDF part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy a fantastic flexible working pattern that allows me to have a fulfilling career and be present for my children.
    The Company purpose is very clear and everyone understands how they contribute to this
    The support during Covid-19 has been second to none and I feel extremely fortunate to work for a company where employee health and wellbeing is a priority

    Cons

    Being a large, corporate company there can be lots of people to involve in decision making.

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EDF Photos

EDF photo of: Hinkley Point C
EDF photo of: Cannington Court
EDF photo of: Wind Farm
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
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