Developer Industrial Placement

Brighton, England
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.

Leading hi-tech, innovative projects such as developing apps that depict future wind farms, to working on how to display SMART meter data, it's an exciting area to work in. And one which we're currently expanding.

More detail: Taking on a real developer job at a junior level, you'll get hands on experience developing innovative new products for customers and businesses from scratch. You'll work on front end development, back office development, systems administration and innovation and technology monitoring - all under the eagle eyes of an enthusiastic team of experts. Where it could take you: At the end of your industrial placement Once your industrial placement is over, you should have a good idea of whether or not you'd like to be a part of the EDF Energy's digital future. If all goes well, you'll be well-placed to apply to join the Research and Development team in a permanent Developer position. Alternatively, you could apply for one of our many graduate programmes. After graduating: If you successfully applied to join either the R&D team or one of our graduate programmes, you'll start to build your feel better future at EDF Energy. One year later: After just one year, you'll have gained a mountain of experience. If you joined the R&D team, you'll have benefited from extensive on-the-job training and be ready to take on more experience and bigger and better projects. And if you joined a graduate programme, you'll be ready to apply for a full-time role within the business. Five years later: By this point you'll have worked your way up to a senior position in your chosen field, whether this is within the Digital Innovation team or elsewhere. Plus, you'll have the experience (and potentially the qualifications) to keep on moving up.

*You'll be studying Computer Science, or a related degree relevant to the placement *Java, python, php, javascript, titanium, optionally d3.js *Experience in programming, mobile development and HTML5 responsive design *Relational and/or NoSQL databases knowledge *UNIX-like, Debian/Ubunti systems administration *Highly organised and able to meet deadlines