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7 months ago
EDF Energy
Salary: 16500
Location: Manchester
Job type: Permanent
Category: General Engineering Jobs
R&D Modelling and Simulation Industrial Placement 2021

A career that will deliver change. Together, we can help Britain achieve net zero.

During your placement 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?

Being Britain’s biggest generator of low carbon electricity, EDF are not only talking about climate change, we’re doing something about it. We’re committed to reducing carbon emissions to zero, generating power from clean sources like wind, nuclear and solar, leading the charge for electric vehicles and investing in new carbon cutting technologies.

We proudly work together to champion a low carbon lifestyle and collaborate widely in our search for innovations to achieve more. Build your future with us. Share our vision. Together we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.

The Opportunity:

This placement offers the opportunity to work as part of our EDF R&D UK Centre which is an integral part of the EDF Group R&D international network. The strategy of the centre is to lead research and development for EDF, creating value, preparing for future challenges and unlocking opportunities for the business.

As part of our Modelling and Simulation team you’ll be contributing to the work on lifetime extensions of our current fleet of nuclear power plants. Specifically, the integrity of the graphite cores which is experiencing significant modifications with ageing due to oxidation and irradiation. As the graphite ages, the components are likely to crack. You’ll be working largely with models and simulations of the plant to ensure safe lifetime extensions.

It’s worth noting that we don’t offer relocation help for Industrial Placements. So if the placement you’re applying for isn’t in your local area, you’ll need to be able to cover the cost of moving to and living there yourself.

The Future:

After you’ve completed your industrial placement, you should know for sure whether you want to be part of the UK’s energy future. If all goes well, we hope to see you back at EDF after university, on one of our graduate programmes.

The Skills

* Studying towards a Mechanical Engineering or related degree.

* Good knowledge in either solid mechanics or fluid mechanics as well as some experience using CFD or finite element software.

* On track to achieve or will have already achieved a 2:1 undergraduate degree or 2:2 postgraduate qualification

* Technical and analytical skills

* Business acumen

* Lots of initiative and good people skills

* Desire to learn and develop

* Willingness to locate

Compensation & Benefits:

* £16,500 salary

* Generous holiday allowance

* Product and service discounts

* Wellbeing and support services

Why EDF:

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we’ll embrace the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed.

Build your future. Share our vision. Together, we can help Britain achieve net zero.

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