I enjoyed my internship thoroughly. I found that the work I was completing to be new, challenging but also interesting and relevant. I took in a lot of new information regarding the energy markets and feel more comfortable working in this field. I think the best part of the internship was the support from colleagues if I did not understand something straight away. They always pointed out helpful resources or explained the concept.
My work was highly enjoyable. This focused around simulating reactor conditions from first principles in many cases and help solve complex problems within the control systems of the plants. The fact my colleagues were flexible with the project also allowed for my own specific interests to be accommodated in some aspects of the project.
I really enjoyed my summer internship. I consider that I have learned a lot about all aspects of trading and I was trusted to develop new tools that would help the team. During my internship I was able to broaden my knowledge and also put the new information into practice.
When I was set work to do I really enjoyed it, as the work set was interesting and the right level. Also I could see the work I was doing was making a difference and helping the team in a meaningful way. However, there were often periods were I had nothing to do, which was quite boring. Although other interns in other departments did not have the same experience.
The main goal of my presence in the team I was assigned was to complete and correct all the dirty works the former interns or current assistant didn't want to finish or to touch at all. I struggled to get other assignment and ended up doing some research for me (related to the work) on my spare time. I asked to be working on another project, which took effect three weeks before the end of the internship. The project was interesting but lacked direction. I am almost sure that all the work I have done there has been thrown away now.
The placement was overall enjoyable since it combined learning activities with practical experience. Learning activities included lunch and learn session, introduction to commodities course and presentations from other teams. The social activities organised by HR and charity events also made the programme more enjoyable - hence the overall positive feedback.
My internship was a very enjoyable experience where I encountered great people who had a multitude of experience. I came into the Credit Risk team with minimal knowledge about the credit risk process, and feel I am leaving with a significant amount of information regarding the function. It has been valuable in the sense that it has given me a narrower view of what I want to do in my career, since there were certain aspects which I very much enjoyed.
Internship in EDF Trading was my first internship in a real, professional environment and I can't recommend it enough. It really boosted my skills development and allowed me to experience how the work in such place looks like which only reinforced my fascination about this field. The only thing that I'm sad about is the length, I'd love to stay there for longer than just 10 weeks. Up to this time I was strongly discouraged about corporate work, being told that you are brushed under the carpet and quickly burn out doing same tasks over and over. That's not the case here where everyday I was faced with new challenges.
The work I did during my internship was very relevant and important to the company. This gave the work much context and meaning which in turn resulted in the work being very enjoyable. The other factor that made my particular line of work enjoyable was that I learned a lot. My previous knowledge on the commodities trading industry was not very high but only after a couple of weeks I understood a considerable amount about the industry and the markets.
I really enjoyed working for EDF trading, I was involved in projects that were running in my department and was given my own project to work on throughout the time I spent there that was useful for the business (rather than one made up just for the internship) , I was able to work with other departments to gain the most from the internship and was able to put into practice what I had learnt in the 'classroom' into the business world.
I had a great time while working as an IT Development Summer intern at EDF Trading, having done a pervious internship with another company I was curious to see what EDF Trading has to offer and I’m glad to say I wasn’t disappointed. I would recommend this internship for both second years and graduates.