Renewables Commercial Graduate 2021
As a graduate, you’ll be looking to make an impact – using your skills, knowledge and passion to achieve great things. So how about taking on the challenge of beating climate change?
New for 2021, we are launching a bespoke graduate scheme tailored specifically for our renewable energy business. At EDF Renewables, we’re big on supporting people as they set out on their career. Over 3 years you’ll learn from experts, gaining valuable experience within the renewable energy business.
You will be based out of our state of the art office in either Durham or Edinburgh with agile homeworking opportunities.
The Training Programme
During the 3 years on this Renewables scheme, you will spend time across the business, developing your commercial understanding of the renewable energy industry and undertaking assignments to support the provision of commercial, strategic and analytical advice to internal stakeholders.
In years 1 and 2, this will include placements within our Strategy and Analysis and our Development teams. This will offer you exposure to key aspects of project development such as origination, project management and valuation, all of which is geared toward reaching investment decisions on wind, battery and solar assets.
Our Strategy & Analysis function is at the heart of what we do. The team continually look for ways the organisation can make efficiencies to ensure competitiveness in the market to allow for project bids to be successful.
The Development function allows the business to realise its objectives. Driving forward ambitions created against the business strategy, the team is responsible for taking projects from concept through the development cycle to financial close and then acting as client throughout the construction phase.
Finally, in year 3, you will undertake an assignment which is tailored to your skills, knowledge and experience to ensure your transition post scheme is seamless into a role within the organisation.
To be successful in this role, you will need to have:
- 2:1 Bachelor’s Degree (obtained or expected) in any discipline
- An understanding and passion for the renewable energy industry
- Commercial understanding, analytical abilities, communication skills and a talent for leadership
- The ability to adapt quickly to new challenges and thrive in fast-paced environments
Compensation and Benefits
In return, you will receive excelllent benefits, including;
- Pension scheme
- 25 days’ paid holiday
- Wellbeing and support services
- Flexible benefits package
Once you’ve completed the scheme, you’ll have an abundance of skills, knowledge and experience. That means you’ll be in the best possible position to continue your career.
The future is yours for the taking, so take your next step and join us at EDF Renewables. We believe that generating and supplying electricity isn’t just about power; it’s about the power to transform lives and futures.
Why EDF Renewables?
EDF Renewables is part of one of the world’s largest electricity companies and our investment and innovation in the UK is bringing down costs for consumers and bringing significant benefits for communities.
With our operating portfolio of 35 wind farms and battery storage unit (almost 1GW) across the UK, from the Scottish Highlands to Northamptonshire, we are providing some of the much needed new affordable, low carbon electricity to the UK. Work is well underway on the 450 MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project which is in the Firth of Forth and we’ve extended our Edinburgh office to accommodate around 60 new team members.
We have more than 2 GW of renewables projects in planning and development and a quarter of those are consented. We also have offices in Rainton Bridge near Durham and in London. We know our people are our most valuable asset and we work hard to create a great place to work. This means we’re focused on creating an inclusive and fulfilling working environment, where everyone has a voice and the opportunity to thrive.