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Supply Chain Industrial Placement 2020 (REF: 14284-en_GB)

| Gloucester

Welcome to EDF Energy and welcome to Generation Electric!

We're proud to be Europe’s largest generator of sustainable, low carbon energy; committed to rolling out Electric mobility as standard, self-sufficiency and ownership of energy consumption through smart, innovative products which help decarbonise homes & businesses. We believe that, together, we can create a cleaner, low-carbon future.

Introducing Generation Electric: They are leading a quiet revolution shaping the future of sustainable living and working through low carbon electricity.  They are switching to low carbon energy sources, storing it in their homes and then selling it back to the grid and using electricity to power their movement. They are the pioneers of a better, more sustainable future for our planet.

And, at the forefront of the innovations supporting Generation Electric, you’ll find all of us: the people of EDF Energy

Take your next step and join us.  We believe that generating and supplying electricity isn’t just about power, it’s about the power to transform lives and futures.

The Opportunity:

The EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Supply Chain team is at the core of ensuring the correct goods and services are ordered, are delivered safely, are of high quality; arrive on site at the optimum time at the best price possible. 

On power stations, the supply chain teams are an integral part of the station's operation. These teams are responsible for the safe and efficient working of up to 1,000 contract personnel during outages. The materials management team runs up to a 24hr warehouse operation and expedites spares deliveries from suppliers to support on-site work. Other disciplines include procurement engineering, commercial buying, and corporate supply. 

For an idea of the type of work you could do, recent students have helped organise supplier conferences, tender to negotiate and place contracts, support strategy updates and work on nuclear power stations supporting supply chain teams during the delivery of major contracts. You will also get the opportunity to travel to suppliers' offices and our stations in order to support our key stakeholders and internal customers. 

This placement is available at our Barnwood Office, Gloucester.

It's worth noting that we don't offer relocation help for Industrial Placements. So if the placement you're applying for isn't in your local area, you'll need to be able to cover the cost of moving to and living there yourself.  

The Future:

After you've completed your industrial placements, you should know for sure whether you want to be part of the UK's energy future. If all goes well, we hope to see you back at EDF Energy after university, on one of our graduate programmes.

The Skills:

The successful candidate will be organised and have a strong desire to learn and share learning with others. They will have good communication skills. They will have an ability to interact within a team environment, display professionalism within a work setting and have both a questioning and challenging attitude. Of key importance is a willingness to get involved with various tasks, and provide support as required. 

On track to achieve or will have already achieved a 2:1 undergraduate degree or 2:2 postgraduate qualification in disciplines such as Business, Economics, Mathematics, Geography, Supply Chain and Logistics (although others may be considered for particularly strong candidates)

You'll have the professional outlook and commercial awareness to make the most of your time here

Self-motivated, analytical and cool under pressure, you'll combine technical knowledge (specifically MS Office) with great all-round people skills

Desire to learn and develop your skills 

Willingness to relocate

Compensation & Benefits:
  • £16,500
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Product and service discounts 
  • Wellbeing and support services
Why EDF Energy?

Take your next step and join us, we’re the UK’s largest creator of low-carbon electricity and we believe that generating and supplying electricity isn’t just about power, it’s about the power to transform lives and futures. 

We’re proud to be an inclusive, disability confident employer and recognise the importance of employee well-being, and although we advertise opportunities on a full-time/part-time basis as standard, flexible working arrangements will be considered. 

We’re about the people who work with us and we celebrate their diversities and embrace the value that their differences bring. We believe that a culture of inclusion forms the basis of truly sustainable business and is vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation, with a number of employee networks and benefits to suit your lifestyle.

Recruiting from the widest possible pool of talent, we assess every potential employee against our four key behaviours – Integrity, Inclusion, Inspiration 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 too.

Join us and be part of a better energy future. 

Closing date: 07 December 2019