🚀 Internship

R&D Natural Hazards and Environment Industrial Placement 2023

EDF (UK)

2mo ago

🚀 Placement Program

London

🤑 £21.1k
Rolling basis

Description

We’re recruiting for students to join our UK Research & Development (R&D) Centre for this 12-month Natural Hazards and Environment Programme Placement in South London. 

Our EDF R&D UK Centre 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.  

During this placement, you’ll contribute to the R&D programme which underpins the lifetime extension of our current fleet of nuclear power plants. 

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Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development

Responsibilities

This industrial placement will provide you with insight into the R&D challenges in the areas of environment and natural hazards including meteorology, ocean sciences, marine biology, space weather and climate change, gaining vital experience in how EDF applies research work to deliver solutions to the business units.  You’ll have the opportunity to work with key stakeholders to support the operations of our current fleet of nuclear power stations, our new build development projects, as well as offering support to renewable energy sites such as offshore wind farms. You’ll build both technical and non-technical skills, learn about a variety of natural hazards and how they can impact energy infrastructure, and develop skills in statistics, coding and technical report writing.  Previous students have been involved in working on statistical analysis of natural hazards; liaising with clients; technical reporting; R-script development; and been given the opportunity to present their work to different internal and external audiences.  This industrial placement will provide you with a better understanding about how academic research work and skills obtained throughout an undergraduate degree can be used within a major company. You will also gain important technical and report writing skills and have the chance to meet like-minded researchers within the EDF R&D UK Centre and practitioners from our various business units. 
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Requirements

On track to achieve or will have already achieved a 2:2 undergraduate degree or 2:2 postgraduate qualification in disciplines such as Environmental Science, statistics, geography, natural science or another related degree Strong technical and analytical skills Computational skills e.g. statistical programming and GIS tools. The desire to learn and develop Our work placements are designed to help you identify your strengths and develop your skills within a real-world organisation, an experience which is invaluable for your future career. We’re looking for people who are keen to learn more about our exciting industry and have a desire to develop skills such as communication, problem-solving, team-working and time-management, within a commercial environment.  
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