Location: UK-wide: London, Exeter, Hove, Doxford (Sunderland) and Glasgow with hybrid working.

Opportunity: 6-month returnship

Start Date: Late September/Early October 2023

Apply by: 2 July 2023

*Applications have now closed*

EDF is proud to partner with Women Returners to launch their new Returner Programme. The programme will support individuals who have been out of the workplace to flexibly re-start their career and develop their skills and experience in a progressive environment.

The programme has opportunities in EDF’s Finance, Corporate Communications and Business Solutions teams.

About EDF

EDF in the UK & Ireland is leading the transition to a cleaner, low carbon future, tackling climate change and helping Britain reach net zero.

EDF is the UK’s largest producer of low carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers with electricity and gas. They are generating a mix of low carbon electricity to power the nation today and build the low carbon infrastructure Britain will need tomorrow. From turbines to tariffs, electric cars to electric heating, EDF are busy doing everything they can to help Britain achieve net zero.

Join EDF and help Britain achieve Net Zero.

What can you expect from the programme?

  • A 6-month paid employment opportunity with aim of a permanent role at the end of the programme
  • Specialised return to work coaching from Women Returners to support your transition back into the workplace
  • You’ll be joining a cohort of other returners giving you the opportunity to be part of a supportive peer group of like-minded individuals
  • A buddy to assist you in learning the ropes
  • A mentor to help you navigate your return
  • Access to a suite of training and learning opportunities
  • An opportunity to revamp your skills, gain new experiences and grow your network

EDF is open to flexible working hours so whether you’re looking for full time, part time, job sharing or looking for flexible start/finish times, just let them know on your application. For hybrid working, EDF will work with you and the business area to find the right balance of home and office time.

Opportunities on the Programme

EDF is looking for individuals with either a background in, or a passion for, the following:

  • Business Analysis
  • Project or Programme Management
  • Business Development
  • Finance
  • Internal or External Communications
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Sustainability

Who are they looking for?

  •  You will be an experienced professional who has had a career break of 18 months or more (as at September 2023). During your career break you may have been working small-scale around other commitments or not have done any paid work.
  • An interest in returning or transferring into the energy sector
  • The right to work in the UK

EDF Culture

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. They strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself. They are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion. They like their future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility.

EDF is an equal opportunity and disability confident employer. If you feel comfortable sharing with them that you have a disability, if you meet the minimum criteria for the role, they will guarantee you an interview.

EDF value the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed and to feel you belong.

How to Apply?

Find out more and apply using this link here. You must have the right to work in the UK to apply.

Closing date for applications is 2 July 2023 and interviews will take place during the week commencing 10 July.

The recruitment process will start with your online application. If there is potentially a good fit with the programme, EDF will invite you to a virtual interview. If successful you will be invited to a final interview. The interviews will assess your fit with the EDF Behaviours through a mix of strength-based interviewing and competency/behavioural questions.

If you have any questions on the EDF Returner Programme, please email geoff.thorpe@edfenergy.com