| || Commercial Graduate Scheme |
| || 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. |
| || At EDF Energy, we’re committed to helping our customers in any way we can. We are responsible for maximising the long term value of our residential and business customers; we create an integrated approach to energy sourcing, pricing strategy, and deliver to the needs of our customers. We sell electricity and gas to over 5.5 million residential and business customers, making us the largest supplier of electricity by volume. We also run customer facing activities including field sales and meter reading services. We’re committed to ‘getting it right first time’, making sure that service is continually improved & our approach to Customers is driven by our sustainability agenda, which means we behave as a socially and environmentally responsible company. We are the largest business unit within EDF Energy with over 8,000 employees spread across 50 locations. Working in a competitive marketplace means we need high performing people who have the skills, experience, systems knowledge and leadership abilities to provide support and guidance in line with our ‘right first time’ policy. |
| || This is an exciting time for the energy industry and as part of our Commercial Graduate Scheme you will be at the forefront of innovation as we build a sustainable future for our business and our customers.
At EDF Energy we want to be our customers’ energy partner of choice. We aim to deliver fair value and a great experience for our customers and, in an ever-changing world with new technologies; the opportunities to deliver this are endless.
On the Commercial Graduate Scheme you will lead the way on this journey as you learn about the energy business, and develop the skills and knowledge to drive commercial decisions and future strategy for our Customers business unit.
| || Our Customers business area is responsible for buying and managing the energy we need; developing and selling products and services; and delivering and managing the processes and channels needed to serve our customers.
This two-year Commercial programme is designed to help you develop the tools, skills and expertise needed to progress through EDF Energy. We have designed placements that give you experience in key areas across our Customers business and enable you to develop the skills that are critical to our success.
You will spend six months in four different assignments, where you will build up a broad set of skills, with the opportunity to specialise towards the end of the programme. Assignments could include:
Sales & Marketing:
The Sales & Marketing team is focused on understanding our 3 main customer types (residential, business and large commercial partnerships) to deliver energy, services and non-energy sales.
Opportunities range from getting involved in our commercial strategy or pricing policy, through to delivering a marketing campaign or exploring new revenue streams. You could be designing and launching new tariffs or creating our digital products and campaigns.
Wholesale Markets Optimisation:
This is where your commercial acumen and analytical skills will come to the fore as you help manage energy market risk and the non-operational costs for Customers.
Your responsibilities could include providing commercial support and challenge to the business, undertaking modelling and analysis, producing accurate demand forecasts, or helping to maximise the value of assets and minimise risks.
Within Customer Operations, you will deliver and manage the processes and channels needed to serve our customers.
In this business area you can get involved in some of our back office functions, such as billing and revenue collection or helping to drive the digital and data strategy and proposition for the Customers business.
You’ll be working on projects within our ‘Blue Lab’. Here we investigate, test and trial new and innovative ideas that could add real value to our customers and business. These could involve areas such as new low carbon technologies, energy generation solutions, smart technology, digital services and tools for customers to manage their own demand.
You will be leading the way when it comes to innovation, by harnessing brilliant ideas and transforming them into a reality that will change our customers’ relationship with energy.
Here is where you can gain hands-on experience of managing projects and business change across the Customers business.
Acting as an internal partner to the business, there will be opportunities to work on different types of project that impact our people, systems and ways of working. Working with various teams, it’s an excellent way to learn about the whole organisation.
Smart meters are the energy industry’s new technology designed to help consumers have more control over their energy consumption. Customers can see how much energy they’re using, what it’s costing and to top it off; they’ll receive accurate bills without having to read their meter.
With installations well underway, this is an opportunity to be involved in one of the company’s largest projects.
| || Towards the end of this two-year graduate programme, you’ll be supported in deciding what your next career move will be within EDF Energy. Our Customers business unit offers a wide range of opportunities as your next step.
The great thing about this Graduate Programme is that it opens doors to so many careers. A year after you’ve completed the programme, you could be providing key insights and analysis within a Commercial team, leading a project for Business Change, working on a Marketing campaign, or developing ideas within Blue Lab that will impact the market.
A little further down the line and you will have built up the skill set to manage a team to deliver our company targets, lead on high-profile projects or drive the strategy for the Customers business.
| || - At least a 2:1 degree (or be on track to get a 2:1 when you graduate), in any discipline. If you have a postgraduate degree, we'll accept a 2:2.
- You will demonstrate commercial acumen, excellent communication skills and an aptitude for leadership.
- You will thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; with the ability to adapt quickly to new challenges and opportunities.
- You will be passionate about working in a customer-focused environment and developing your skills and career at EDF Energy.
- You will be willing to relocate as required.
| || Full-Time |
| || Flexible |
| ||Barnwood, Gloucester |
| || £27,500 |
| || 17-Nov-2017|