Year in Industry with EDF

Year in Industry with EDF Energy

The Lancaster University and EDF Energy Placement programme is a collaboration between the University and Heysham 2 nuclear power station. 

The aim of the programme is to provide students with a unique opportunity that builds on the relationship between our two organisations and in so doing, circumvents the need for individuals to enter national recruitment processes. The programme will appeal to students who have a desire to work in the energy sector on exciting and rewarding projects.

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The programme consists of four discipline areas. Click on the link below for further details and application instructions on your chosen discipline:

Previous Scheme Participants

Former Year in Industry students tell us about their great experiences

What are the timings and key dates?

  • 4th December 2018: Introduction to the scheme
  • 31st December 2018: Deadline for submission of applications
  • 22nd/23rd/24th January 2019: First stage interviews on campus
  • 28th January 2019: Applicants notified of outcome of interview
  • 28th January-13th February 2019: Shortlisted candidates offered support from Careers
  • 15th February 2019: Shortlisted applications are sent to EDR Energy Heysham
  • March/April 2019: Second stage interviews at Heysham 2

Who is eligible to apply?

Any student or former student of Lancaster University is eligible to apply. For current students, this can be taken as a year-out, through what is known as intercalation. Intercalation allows a temporary suspension of student status for a number of reasons. If your academic department offers a sandwich course, this may fulfil that element. For those who are about to or have already graduated, this could provide a step into working in the energy sector.

What will I be paid?

Salary is in the range of £15K.

How to Apply

To apply for the programme, please visit the relevant page on your chosen discipline: 

The deadline for submissions is 31st December 2018

The central Careers team is available for you to arrange expert feedback on your application and provide mock interviews. We would encourage all applicants to make full use of the Careers resource to be in with the best possible chance of succeeding in your application. Please visit their web pages to see details on the full range of resources available.

Further Information and Networking Event

We are hosting an informal event for students to find out more information, with the opportunity to learn more about the company and the roles, including talks from successful members of the 2017/18 scheme. This is a great opportunity to understand how to make a strong application as well as what EDF are looking for in their future workforce. It will take place on the lunchtime of Tuesday 4th December at 12:00hrs in the Training Rooms in the Faculty of Science and Technology. We are also offering Q&As to the audience with refreshments and informal networking. For this reason, only students who have registered on Target Connect before the event will be eligible to attend (registration closes at noon on Friday 30th November). Due to high interest at previous events, early booking is strongly advised.

Register for the EDF Energy Year in Industry information and launch event