Commercial Graduate Programme

Programme Overview

Join our two-year Commercial Graduate Programme to enhance your knowledge and skills and gain real world experience working alongside industry leading traders and analysts. This is a unique opportunity to join a bespoke programme; rotating across commercial teams including Trading Desks, Analytics, Origination, Quant, Pricing, Data and Risk.

Each rotation will provide you with an opportunity to gain a deep understanding of how EDF Trading operates, 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 a senior mentor to offer support and guidance throughout the programme.

You will have regular opportunities to interact with our senior commercial leaders and to demonstrate your progress throughout the programme; ensuring that you gain valuable feedback and development points.

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, determined, 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, Computer Science)
  • Ideally you will have six months' work experience or internship experience in a relevant industry
  • A resilient, hardworking and proactive attitude
  • The right to work in the UK
Application Deadline 15 January, 2021
First Stage Telephone Interviews December 2020 - January 2021
Second Stage Assessment Centres January 2021 - February 2021
Commercial Graduate Programme Commences September 2021
Commercial Graduate Programme ends September 2023


How to apply:

Our application process is simple! We ask that you submit a copy of your CV along with your details via our careers website.