An apprenticeship is a way of gaining real professional experience while continuing to learn. At EDF, we are firm believers in apprenticeships and are committed to helping our apprentices succeed.
Every year, we welcome more than 3 200 apprentices, studying for qualifications that range from secondary school certificates to master’s degrees. Why not join them?
EDF: guiding apprentices towards success
In addition to the many good reasons to choose an apprenticeship career path - experience, qualifications, a salary, learning about a profession, etc. - EDF has a structure in place that will help you integrate into our work teams:
a tutor will be at hand to offer guidance, answer questions, and provide support
you will join our apprentice community in the EDF social network where you can chat, share good practices, and help each other out
Your professional experience as an apprentice at EDF will be a bonus, initially as an applicant to the same Group.
On average, EDF recruited almost half of its apprentices, another third continued their studies, and we helped the rest to find work
An EDF apprenticeship: a good way to pay for your education
Undergoing apprenticeship at EDF means you will receive:
a salary ranging from 45-100% of the minimum wage depending on your age and level of education (link to pay scale)
school fees paid in full
access to our allowances for travel costs, accommodation, and dining, which take the individual circumstances of our apprentices into account
Apprenticeship at EDF : manual
apprentices across EDF
tutors dedicated to supporting our apprentices and seeing them succeed
of EDF apprentices pass their course
levels of qualification (*)
types of contract: apprenticeships or professionalization contract
(*) Secondary certificates, professional baccalaureate, technician’s certificates, various undergraduate programmes, master’s programmes at engineering or business schools
What kind of apprenticeship is right for you?
EDF proposes two types of contract for apprentices. We have opportunities for both kinds of apprentice:
an apprenticeship contract. This covers initial training and is available to young people aged 16-26 (unless age limit waived)
professionalization contract fall under career development. They are available to young people aged 16-26, jobseekers aged 26+, and those on benefits
Apprenticeship: the training who dynamizes the business (In French)
See a brighter future with the Ile-de-France Energy Industry Apprentice Training Centre
In 2011, EDF Group’s (EDF SA, ERDF, and RTE) apprentice training centre was opened to provide training specific to our work. In partnership with 9 training establishments across the Greater Paris area, every year the centre welcomes a hundred new apprentices, studying towards 5 qualifications (from level 3-5) in roles in production, transport, sales and distribution.
With individual support, you can gain a rewarding professional experience while also earning a recognised qualification.