Gas Trading (10 week summer internship)

Location: London
Department: UK


About EDF Trading

Employing approximately 800 people globally, with key offices in London, Paris, Houston and Singapore, EDF Trading is a leader in the international wholesale energy markets.

EDF Trading is active in the electricity, natural gas, LPG, oil and environmental products markets.  It is also active in the LNG and coal and freight markets via JERA Global Markets.  EDF Trading is one of the largest wholesale market traders in Europe for power and gas. In North America, EDF is one of the leading marketers of gas and power, one of the main providers of generation services for power generation companies and a leading energy retailer for large commercial and industrial customers.

EDF Trading is looking for undergraduates who are motivated to succeed in a fast-paced trading environment. You will be commercially astute, have strong analytical skills and a genuine interest in learning about energy commodities and the financial markets. Join us and you will be encouraged to critically assess processes, test your ideas in a rapidly evolving market and have responsibility for real business projects.

Join us for a unique 10-week paid internship that will be the envy of your fellow students and friends. At the end of your internship you will be invited to deliver a presentation on your business project findings to a panel of executives.  Impress here and you could receive an offer to return to EDF Trading on the completion of your studies.

We are proud of our work ethic and cultural diversity. We are high performing people working together to achieve common goals. We are innovative and flexible in our thinking, enabling us to adapt and change, which is critical to the success of EDF Trading.


What does Gas Trading do?

Our Gas Trading department is responsible for developing trading strategies and managing the execution of those positions covering the North West European Central and South Eastern European Markets.

The team is responsible for utilizing strategy management techniques such as Stop Loss Limits, VAR and other analytical tools, assisting with processes to maintain effective coordination between trading and origination and provide commercial solutions for EDF Group and co-controlled entities consistent with maximizing value for the EDF Group.

The team also works with a 24-hour operations team to increase commercial knowledge and out of hours trading opportunities. 


What are my responsibilities?

You will have a unique opportunity to learn about storage and transport optimization, option theory, FX trading and exposure to oil and US gas trading. You will gain an understanding of the global nature of the commodities we trade. You will have exposure to proprietary trading strategies based upon technology and the fundamentals of the market.


You will liaise with various teams within front office and support traders on a day to day basis. Your main tasks may include fundamental analysis; position reporting; projects to improve efficiency of the desk; and forming trade ideas which could be implemented by the traders.



What do I need to qualify for this internship?

You will be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program in Risk Management, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Economics or Finance.

You will have experience in a general-purpose programming language, ideally python.

You will also be expected to have some knowledge of the global energy markets.

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