Finance, Trading and Risk careers at EDF

Finance, Trading and Risk careers at EDF

Our Finance, Trading & Risk teams delivering value to our customers and push the boundaries of innovation within our industry. As one of the UK’s largest energy companies, we offer an exciting range of opportunities in Finance, Trading & Risk with business units including Customers, Nuclear Generation, Nuclear Development, Corporate and Renewables. Whatever team you join, you’ll learn how energy markets work, the challenges we face and how you can help us overcome them.

Becoming part of our team

We’re looking for people with a background in Finance, Trading & Risk.  It could be a relevant degree, equivalent experience or seasoned expertise, with the ambition and initiative to make a difference at our business.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re joining us a graduate or as an experienced professional: if you have the qualities we’re looking for, we can provide you with all the training you need to excel here. From supporting you towards professional certifications and specialist exams, to giving you the chance to complete development courses, there’s real opportunity to grow with us.

Our teams

Our Finance, Trading & Risk teams are spread across the country, with locations in Gloucester, East Kilbride, Hove, Exeter, Croydon and at power stations in the South East.


Generation Finance, Trading & Risk focuses on business partnering. It’s a dynamic, varied area, requiring swift adaptation to change to make sure operations are supported and targets are met. Other areas of focus include financial forecasting and planning, investment management and liaising with external bodies. 


Customers Finance, Trading & Risk teams operate on a business-partnering model. At its heart, it’s about understanding how to meet the needs of the business area being supported. Teams within Customers include Optimisation, Financial Control, Governance and Compliance, Energy Markets and Credit Risk, along with other business unit-facing teams. Typical roles include Analyst and Senior Analyst although there are some managerial roles as well, such as Director.


In Corporate Finance, Trading & Risk we have a range of specialist teams alongside more generalist areas such as finance business partnering and financial control. From Mergers & Acquisitions to Tax, Internal Audit to Risk & Control, they cover a broad and essential range of functions at EDF.

Rewards and benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, generous holiday allowance and annual company bonus when targets are met, we offer our employees a flexible benefits package that lets them select the benefits that best suit their lifestyle. Below are some of the benefits to choose from.

  • Holiday trading
  • Payroll giving
  • Dining cards
  • Travel insurance
  • Private healthcare insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Healthcare cash plan


We see finance as essential to our business success, so it’s not surprising that we offer plenty of useful and valuable ways to develop your career and skills. We may support your study towards formal financial qualifications – for example CIMA and ACCA as key to your development. As well as this, you’ll find a range of leadership development courses, aimed both at those with no leadership experience and those who join the business as a manager and want to develop further.

If you are already CIMA qualified (or equivalent), there’s an opportunity (if relevant to the role) to take specialist exams, for example within Tax or Insurance, or to become a qualified auditor. For finance professionals working in Generation Finance, we offer specific training covering some of the more complex aspects of this area, including training around operational features of the business, as well as financial elements.


Our Finance, Trading & Risk teams are spread across the country with key locations in the South East, South West and Scotland.

Generation Finance, Trading & Risk teams are currently based in Barnwood (Gloucester), East Kilbride (Scotland) and the South East.  Site Generation Finance teams are based at power stations.

Corporate teams are based in East Kilbride (Scotland) and Crawley (South East). Smaller Customers teams are based in Hove, Exeter and Croydon.

Central Function insights

We employ over 12,000 people in the UK and have a very diverse, multidisciplinary workforce. As we both produce AND supply energy, unlike other energy suppliers we are able to provide more varied opportunities for professionals interested in ‘central functions’.

This video shows three of our employees sharing their experiences in their day to day roles, their professional development and a career they can feel good about.

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