Flexibility Optimisation (Derivatives 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 Derivatives Trading do?

Our Derivatives Trading team help EDF Group Companies and our customers to optimize the output of their assets and manage market exposure by using quantitative analysis and bespoke software.

The team also helps to enhance revenue streams by evaluating and hedging physical risks over the short, medium and long term.


What are my responsibilities?

You will have the opportunity to work on a long-term project which will aid the trading desks in pricing and trading decisions.


The nature of Derivatives Trading will provide versatility and no day will be the same. You will provide assistance to traders using quantitative analysis and offering support on daily and weekly processes.


You will gain an invaluable insight into the Derivatives by processing large amounts of information and learning terminology.


What do I need to qualify for this internship?

You will be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program in a statistical, mathematical or quantitative subject (Maths, Engineering, Physics).

You will be proficient in Excel and VBA skills.

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