Apprenticeships with EDF Energy
The EDF Energy Apprenticeships scheme offers roles in Engineering and also Nuclear. EDF Energy is the largest producer of low-carbon electricity in the UK. The company currently operates several nuclear power plants in the UK. These include sites in Scotland, Somerset, the North West, the Lake District and Suffolk.
EDF Energy is also building a new generation of nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C in Somerset. Once complete, this new power station will produce enough electricity to power more than 6 million homes. EDF Energy is also working on proposals to build two more nuclear power stations in the UK. If approved, these would mean new reactors at existing EDF Energy sites at Sizewell in Suffolk and Bradwell in Essex.
EDF Energy is committed to take on 1000 new apprentices at the Hinkley Point C site. As of November 2019, EDF Energy had taken on more than 500 new apprentices at the Hinkley site. Large numbers of new apprentices will also be needed at the Sizewell C and Bradwell B sites when approved.
EDF Energy Apprenticeships
The EDF Energy Apprenticeships scheme offers three different roles for students
It takes 4 years to complete the Engineering Maintenance EDF Energy Apprenticeships. The first two years are spent at the National College for Nuclear in Somerset. This role is based at one of five EDF Energy sites: either Dungeness B, Hartlepool, Sizewell B, Torness, or Heysham.
In contrast, the Nuclear Business EDF Energy Apprenticeships role only takes 2 years to complete. This role is based at EDF’s Hinkley Point B power station in Somerset.
The highest EDF Energy Apprenticeships role on offer is the Nuclear Engineering Degree Level role. This takes 4 years to complete and is based at the Heysham 2 power plant. You will also spend time at the National College for Nuclear in Somerset.
Roles Available with EDF Energy
The EDF Energy Apprenticeships programme offers a wide range of roles at locations all across the UK:
- Engineering Maintenance
- Nuclear Business
- Nuclear Engineering (Degree Level)
For further details of these specific roles, please refer to the EDF Energy Apprenticeships website via the link below.
Education Requirements for EDF Energy
To apply for a place on the EDF Energy Apprenticeships scheme, you will need to have at least the following grades:
- 5 GCSEs, which must include Maths, English and two science or technical subjects.
- 2 GCSEs, which must include English and Maths at Grade 4 or above.
- 102 UCAS points – i.e. 3 A-Levels (at grade C or above), which must include maths as well as a science.
To check the grades needed for current roles on offer, please refer to the EDF Energy Apprenticeships website below.
When can I apply for an apprenticeship at EDF Energy?
The EDF Energy Apprenticeships scheme opens for applications in October each year. The closing date is the first week of January. For details of closing dates for current roles, please refer to the EDF Energy Apprenticeships website via the link below.