• The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

10 weeks internship at EDF Trading, working on a project and presenting to exec at the end.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Pros: very interesting project + very insightful lunch and learn sessions Cons: low salary


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Pros: My manager took time to review my work, and explain concepts to me. What I was doing was of real value to the firm.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Pros: My manager took time to review my work, and explain concepts to me.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Usually working from 07.30 to 07.30.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • pros: built a model that was useful for a big project so quite some responsibility. cons: only worked on one project and did not have any insight in other projects


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Pros: used my CS + Maths skills and developed them even more


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Good atmosphere, nice people to talk to, even other teams.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Very well. Regular lunch and learn sessions, outings for interns, presentations, etc


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • NA


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • 3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • The firm did not seem to hire at the time. And not appealed because of low salary + very long waiting time before rising in the hierarchy.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Quite a good one, lunchs, diner and parties together.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • London, very expensive. 1hr to commute to my workplace. Expensive area in terms of restaurants, but kitchens to heat your own food.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Victoria, no nightlife.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Had the opportunity to participate in the JPM Corporate Challenge Race. And I was running to the office.


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Internship (1-4 Months)


1st August 2017

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