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Summer Internship Programme - European Power Trading

Internship in London, United Kingdom

Degree level


Job function


Required language

English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 1 years

Start date

June 29, 2020


Jan 17, 2020 10:59 PM

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Our interns learn from experts, present to senior people and have real exposure to the business from day one. On this 10-week programme you will be based in a department that you feel best suits your abilities and ambitions, and working alongside some of the most talented people in the field. It’s a paid internship like no other.

The Programme

In 2020, we are inviting the most talented students to join us for our Summer Internship Programme in London. During your summer with us, you will be immersed in our business and given real exposure to our daily operations and activities. If you’re selected, you can look forward to a programme tailored to make the most of your talents, as well as a fixed salary.

Our programme allows you to apply for one of our departments that you feel best suits your interests and skill set, when you join us on your internship you will be working on real business projects and to help you settle in, you will have a full induction, and be allocated a buddy and provided with a full training plan. Over the course of the internship you will also have the opportunity to attend ‘lunch and learn’ sessions held by business managers on various commodities as well as business skills. 

At the end of your internship, you will deliver a presentation on your assigned project to a business panel. Impress here and you could receive an offer to return to EDF Trading on the completion of your studies. 

The programme will run for 10 weeks from July to September.

Application Process

In order to apply for a Summer Internship with EDF Trading you will need to:

  • Be in your penultimate or final year of study
  • Be on track to achieve a minimum of a 2:1 degree or equivalent in the UK
  • Have the right to work in the UK
  • Ensure you are available during our recruitment process and for the dates of the internship itself

Application Deadline

17 January, 2020

First Stage Telephone Interviews

November 2019 - January 2020

Second Stage Assessment Centres

January 2020 - February 2020

Internship Commences

29 June 2020

Internship Ends

4 September 2020

European Power 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 our 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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About EDF Trading
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EDF Trading is a leader in the international wholesale energy markets. The company manages a portfolio of assets which give it the ability to source, supply, transport, store, blend and convert physical commodities around the world. These capabilities enable EDF Trading to deliver essential asset optimisation services, risk management and wholesale market access to the EDF Group and its third party customers, helping them to realise the value inherent in their asset portfolios.

500 employees