Market Risk (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 Market Risk do?

The Market Risk team provides an independent view of EDF Trading’s market risk exposure for all physical and financial energy trading activity. The team is responsible for the design of risk methodologies, implementation of a suitable risk control framework and providing quantitative and qualitative market risk analysis and control solutions.


What are my responsibilities?

You can expect to be given responsibility from the outset and opportunities to become involved with business-critical projects. This will require research, commercial awareness, interactivity with the business and the ability to ask the right questions. You will develop practical solutions, propose changes and present the results of your work to a panel of executives.


Day to day activities will include:


  • Preparing daily, weekly and monthly market risk reports including VaR, options and stress testing


  • Analysing the risk of the company’s portfolio across commodities and products


  • Preparing analysis as directed by manager for consideration by the Global Risk Committee


  • Providing support within the Market Risk team for the development and validation of risk models


  • Providing support within the Market Risk Team for system testing and development


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, Computing or Finance.

You will have be proficient in:

  • Excel
  • VBA
  • SQL
  • Matlab

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

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