Power 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 Power Trading do?

Our Power Trading department is responsible for optimizing group assets, hedging and taking speculative risk on the power market. The desk trades both short and long-term power for the UK and Continental markets, managing cross-border interconnector capacities as well as intraday and day-ahead optimization activities for the EDF Group in the wholesale electricity market.


What are my responsibilities?

You will gain exposure to the day to day activities of our power desk by providing support to the traders as needed, predominantly by maintaining and developing models and tools.


Your main tasks may include:

  • Tool and model building
  • Model maintenance
  • Validation and back testing of models
  • Collecting data which are relevant to the European electricity markets
  • Power trading analysis.


You will liaise with various teams within front office and support traders on a day to day basis


What do I need to qualify for this internship?

You will be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program in Maths, Engineering, Economics and Physics.

You will have experience in a general-purpose programming language, ideally python. You will be proficient in VBA and Matlab.

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


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