Derivatives Trading Intern at EDF Trading

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London
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Roles
Banking/Finance Computer Science Energy Mathematics/Statistics

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4/5

The Role
4.3
The Company
4.2
The Culture
3.4

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

Really enjoyable experience, with bright people and interesting subject to work on. Great company culture. Made many friends among the other interns. Had to present my work in front of the top management and CEO, good opportunity.
5 /5

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

I felt that my ideas have been valued. I had the opportunity to test and implement many things by myself in Python, and given help and feedback to implement my own approach to the internship subject.
5 /5

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

A lot of support was provided by my colleagues and I felt included in the team right away. Some weeks the traders were really busy and did'nt have time to review my progression.
4 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Quite busy. My time was split between Lunch&Learn sessions, reading news, sending recap emails to the team on market prices and meteo predictions, studying some stochastic models, coding in python and helping the team with some pricing or position report
4 /5

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

Had to help on the PnL reports quite often, the numbers can't be wrong because they're sent to top management.
4 /5

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

Learnt a lot about the energy markets and financial products related to them. Incredible experience to kick-start a commodity trading career.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Dynamic and friendly. Sometimes stressful
5 /5

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

4 /5

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

Lunch & Learn sessions every week, to learn about a part of the business
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
4 /5

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

Great, have a great chance to come back through the Graduate Program
5 /5

The Culture

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

3 /5

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Expensive -> London
3 /5

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

London
4 /5

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

London
4 /5