Graduate Programme

Apply now for EDF Trading's 2020 Graduate Programme

Programme Overview

Join our two year Graduate Programme for a unique opportunity to rotate across commercial teams including Trading Desks, Pricing, Risk and Operations.

Each rotation will provide you with an opportunity to work alongside specialist traders and analysts, enabling you to build a solid foundation in the energy commodity markets.

Our Culture

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.

We employ the brightest minds and the best skills in every position.  We have people from all over the world working together and such diversity is our strength and a critical factor in our ability to deliver.

Learning & Development

Alongside practical on-the-job training, we will provide a comprehensive learning and development plan to support your progress over the two-year programme.

Our structured curriculum will improve your personal and technical skills.  Additionally, you will be assigned a business buddy and an executive mentor to offer support and guidance throughout the two-year programme.

Your next step on the ladder

Upon successful completion of the programme it is expected that you will be offered a permanent position in one of the departments you undertook a rotation in.

You will be expected to put into practice the skills learned and developed on the programme in order to make a positive contribution to EDF Trading.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for bright graduates 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.


  • Minimum 2:1 in an analytical/numerical subject (Maths, Engineering, Science, Finance)
  • At least six months' work experience in a relevant industry
  • A resilient, hardworking and proactive attitude
  • The right to work in the UK
Application Deadline 17 January, 2020
First Stage Telephone Interviews November 2019 - January 2020
Second Stage Assessment Centres January 2020 - February 2020
Graduate Placement Commences September 2020
Graduate Placement ends September 2022


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