Data Engineering (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.



Internship for the Data team, either in the Data Engineering team or/and Market Data Team. These teams sit within the Front Office and are the centre of quantitative development capability for EDF Trading. They have direct responsibility over the development and maintenance of EDF Trading’s data infrastructure. The group also provides other front office analytical tools for both traders and structurers, with the support of the other quantitative teams.


Position Purpose

Develop to completion a small project to enrich the Data Analytics Platform.

Examples of previous projects have included:

  • An Arbitrage-Free model for a real-time Bid/Ask spread calculator
  • An model to derive market prices using linear algebra
  • Application of AI Clustering to predict weekend power prices
  • A GUI to manage real-time updates to live prices


Technical requirements

Essential Skills

•           Degree qualified, preferably in Computer Science, or Maths or Physics.

•           Knowledge of at least one structured programming language (preferably Python)


Nice to have skills

•           Some knowledge of algorithms and data structures

•           Knowledge of other programming languages (.Net, C#, C++)

•           An interest in web-based development (Angular)


Person Specification

•           A passionate and versatile technologist with

•           Hands-on approach, flexible with a positive outlook.

•           Attention to detail and strong focus on accuracy of information.

•           Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Hours of work   8.30am – 5.30pm / 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday


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