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.
It’s time to start something amazing. If you’re looking to be part of a better energy future, this apprenticeship will give you the skills, confidence and qualifications to join our industry’s next generation.
The Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship Scheme is a four-year programme that focuses on skills required to maintain our power stations. As well as the technical side, we’ll help you develop the attitudes and behaviours essential to the safe operation of our power stations. Upon completion, you’ll be awarded a Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Certificate, you’ll also have attained a BTEC Level 3, with the potential for further education such as a HNC. The programme runs for four years, the first two of which are based at the National College for Nuclear, delivered through Bridgwater and Taunton College, Somerset. During this time you’ll undergo training in academic and workshop environments to ensure you gain an excellent introduction to engineering and develop a strong skills foundation. Part of this programme also covers the development of life skills, like confidence and communication.
The Training Programme:
Years One and Two: Based at the National College for Nuclear Southern Hub, Somerset, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art nuclear training facilities including: a virtual reality environment; a reactor simulator; computer-equipped training rooms; recreation and collaboration spaces; sports facilities and student accommodation. It’s here that you’ll get your introduction to engineering and develop those key skills. Towards the end of Year 1 you will be streamed into a specific discipline - Mechanical, Electrical or Control and Instrumentation.
Years Three and Four: You’ll return to your base location and join the Maintenance team at the power station you applied to around the UK. Here, you’ll work alongside and learn from fully qualified professionals, developing your knowledge and skills at the same time as completing your academic and vocational qualifications. You'll also have the support from a full time Station Apprentice Coordinator to offer guidance whilst you learn about working on a power station.
Upon completion of your apprenticeship, you’ll be awarded a Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Certificate. By this point, you’ll also have gained a BTEC Level 3 as well as an excellent selection of practical skills. It’s everything you need to start your career and, if you excel, there may also be the option to progress onto further education such as a HNC.
At the end of the four years, and as long as you fulfil all the requirements of the programme, we expect you to be appointed to a full time role within the organisation.
Before you head down to the National College for Nuclear, you'll have a week of team building, which will allow you to get to know the other apprentices and meet the people you'll be living and working with. The National College for Nuclear is designed for the needs of today's students. As well as state of the art training technology, there's a fully equipped restaurant area and communal spaces, including sports facilities. All meals and accommodation are provided during this time, along with a number of paid journeys home.
In years three and four, you'll be based at our Heysham 1 & 2 Power Stations in Morecambe.
At the end of your apprenticeship the doors will open to the larger organisation. If you want to progress up the career ladder, you can take on people management responsibilities and develop into a maintenance team leader. Or you can choose the technical route and take your first steps towards becoming an engineer. With hard work, there really are no limits to how far you can go – not just within EDF Energy, but within the worldwide EDF Group.
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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 a 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.
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