Digital Designer Industrial Placement

22 Sep 2016
22 Oct 2016
EDF Energy
Contract Type
Full Time

EDF Energy is a core part of the EDF Group and is one of the largest energy companies in Europe with key business operations in France, the UK, Germany and Italy. In the UK we have approximately 15,000 employees. We are the UK's leading generator and supplier of low carbon energy. We produce about one-fifth of the nation's electricity from our nuclear, coal and gas power stations, wind farms, and combined heat and power plants. We have a focus on safe, dependable energy generation and an ethos of service excellence. We intend to play a leading role in new nuclear build in the UK and secure a 'bright' future for the combined business and its employees.

The teams that make up our central functions do so to form the very heart of our business. From the HR team looking after the interests of our people, to the property services team providing the great working environment that our employees enjoy every day, our central function teams ensure we're fully supported in building a better energy future. It also includes areas such as Strategy & Corporate Affairs, Chief Information Office, Research & Development and Supply Chain who all provide critical support to the business units across the company.

We're looking for a Digital Designer to join our Digital Innovation team on an industrial placement. We're in the process of creating a digital culture which promotes growth and efficiency for our business, and transforms the level of trust, transparency and engagement we can achieve with our customers, stakeholders and employees. Based between Brighton and London, EDF Energy R&D UK Centre assists EDF Energy in the investigation and deployment of innovative Digital technologies. By leveraging the strength of the UK's digital industry, the UK Centre aims to eventually share effective digital practices with the rest of the group.

Taking on a real job at a junior level, you'll have the chance to get hands on experience designing innovative new products for customers and businesses. During this placement, you will: *Work with team members to create production ready web site and mobile application user interfaces and user experience. *Create new designs and propose ideas to better communicate and express complex concepts through new prototypes and marketing presentations. *Create designs to differentiate and enhance our communication materials, and help us to produce inspiring, motivating and engaging products stories. *Be accountable for brand consistency across the produced assets, and work with the internal Brand team to meet the company's digital guidelines. *Provide creative and out-of-the-box thinking. *Research and create innovative new data visualisation techniques.

- Studying Graphic Design, or a related degree relevant to the placement - Creative flair and high attention to detailAble to juggle multiple projects and respect corporate requirements for consumer products - Keen on progressing graphical skills and learning about digital innovations - Innovative and able to work in a team - Interest in energy industry desirable - Indepth knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop software, and good skills in the rest of Adobe CS suite - Knowledge of javascript HTML5/CSS d3.js would be an advantage - Experience working with Sketch and InVision would be an advantage - Photography skills desirable The job will be based between Brighton and London.