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Maths Graduate Scheme 2019

Scheme at EDF Energy

Maths Graduate Scheme 2019

Scheme at EDF Energy

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelScheme
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconApply by 02 Sep, 2019
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 02 Oct, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date: 01 Sep, 2019
  • CompetitiveCompetitive

Maths is one of the core skills in many areas of our nuclear business so it’s not surprising that our 16-month Maths Graduate Programme offers a uniquely rewarding science and engineering career and will allow you to gain experience in both Nuclear New Build and Generation business areas. We’re proud to say this programme is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (“IMA”) - a valuable seal of approval for your pathway to becoming a Chartered Mathematician.

Nature, Scope and Principal Accountabilities

There is no better time to join the scheme as progress is made on Hinkley Point C, the largest construction project in Europe, and plans to develop a second project at Sizewell C have commenced. We want to share this exciting journey with you as you start your life-long career with EDF Energy shaping the energy industry of the future.

Following a week-long induction with graduates from all of our schemes at our state of the art facility at Cannington Court (Somerset) in September 2019, you will spend the first 3 months of the scheme working on Hinkley Point C (“HPC”) projects in the South West. We want to develop you and ensure you have the right skills to do the role required of you so this time will be interspersed with periods of residential training at our training centre in Gloucester. The next 8 months of your programme will be spent rotating around some of our existing sites across the UK allowing you to see how our different departments in the Central Technical Organisation and Power Stations collaborate. During the rotations you could find yourself spending time with the Central Technical Organisation (“CTO”), Station Engineering, Operations, Maintenance and Technical & Safety functions. You won’t be on your own though, you will have the support of your line manager, a recent graduate buddy and a qualified Mathematician, Scientist or Engineer technical mentor throughout the scheme. Our Young Professionals (“YP”) Network will also welcome you to their network where they provide an effective platform to learn, lead and connect. It is a good opportunity for you to knowledge share with fellow graduates and trainees from our other Early Careers schemes.

During your attachment at CTO you will work with experienced Engineers on a variety of technical projects. You will quickly gain an understanding of the technical aspects of the work and with the help of your mentor/supervisor you will soon be making a real contribution and gaining knowledge and experience of how we make modifications to our nuclear power plants. At the end of the attachment you will have developed technical, nuclear safety and project management skills and experience that will support you throughout your career.

During your power station based attachments you will work with experienced site based engineers; this attachment will allow you to get ‘hands-on’ plant experience. You will work closely with skilled staff to carryout maintenance, testing and repair of power plant equipment. This attachment will give you a good understanding of the scale and complexity of equipment on a nuclear power station site.

The final 5 months of the programme will be spent working on HPC projects, gaining more experience and developing your skills as you prepare to interview for a permanent role to transition into at the end of the scheme in January 2021.

By the end of the programme, you’ll be ready to embark on a range of uniquely rewarding science and engineering careers which are likely to have an element of application and mathematics to them – and well on the way to Chartership with the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).

Skills and Qualifications

  • 2:1 Bachelor’s Degree or a 2:2 Postgraduate Degree (obtained or expected) in Mathematics or an associated subject with significant mathematical content
  • A genuine interest in nuclear energy
  • Desire to learn and develop your skills during and after the scheme
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Flexibility to relocate

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