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

Opportunity: 6-month returnship

Start Date: September/Early October 2024

Apply by: 2 June 2024

*Applications have now closed*

EDF is proud to partner with Career Returners once again to launch their 2024 Returners Programme. The programme will support individuals who have been out of the workplace to flexibly reignite their career and develop their skills and experience in a supportive environment.

The programme has opportunities in EDF’s Finance, Legal, Project Management, Software Engineering and Business Solutions teams.

About EDF

EDF is helping Britain achieve Net Zero by leading the transition to a cleaner, low-emission, electric future and helping prevent future energy crises.

EDF’s nuclear fleet has supplied low-carbon electricity to UK homes for more than 40 years.  They’re building a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C in Somerset, and supporting the development of another new nuclear station at Sizewell C in Suffolk.

And they’re not stopping there.

EDF is investing in wind, solar and battery storage technology to help customers to decarbonise their homes and businesses through low-carbon tech, such as heat pumps and electric vehicles.

Join EDF and help Britain achieve Net Zero, together.

What can you expect from the programme?

  • A 6-month paid employment opportunity with the aim of a permanent role at the end of the programme
  • Specialised return to work coaching from Career 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.

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
  • Commercial Management
  • Data Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Finance Business Partnering
  • Regulation & Compliance 

Who are they looking for?

  •  You will be an experienced professional who has had a career break of 18 months or more (as of Sept 2024). During your career break you may have been working around other commitments or have undertaken projects.
  • An interest in returning to or transferring into the energy sector

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK to be considered.

EDF’s Culture

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. They strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where they feel confident being themselves. They are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. Their aim for their future workforce is 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, and meet the minimum criteria for the role, they will guarantee you an interview.

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

Iuliana joined EDF Energy on their 2023 returner programme. You can read about her return to work story here.

Nivia De Freitas – who took part in the programme in 2023 – says My experience on the Returner Programme was great and I appreciate the support from everyone engaged.  The approach from Career Returners, together with support from HR, Managers and our ‘buddy’, provided us with the tools and a safe space to return with a great level of support”

How to Apply?

Please apply by using the relevant link below:

Closing date for applications is 2 June 2024.

Interviews will commence from 16 June onwards.

The interviews will be a mix of strength-based interviewing and competency/behavioural questions.

If you have any questions please email geoff.thorpe@edfenergy.com who will be able to help.