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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period: 
Salary:  Salary of £35,000 plus excellent benefits

London, GB

Career Area:  Early Careers

Trading Graduate Scheme

A career that will deliver change. Together, we can help Britain achieve net zero.

Join our Trading focused Graduate programme and help drive positive social and environmental change through our business. Make an immediate impact, powering the nation today, whilst helping to build a sustainable energy future for tomorrow.

In the Short Term Trading team we work towards the highest standards in everything we do. This includes how members are supported and valued. The development I’ve received over the past few years in the team has been incredible with more opportunities to learn happening every day – Ellie, Shift Trader



What is the Graduate Scheme?

As a Wholesale Market Services (WMS) - Trading Graduate, you’ll be joining our Customers business unit, where we’re on a mission to help our customers save energy, reduce their bills and their carbon footprint. 

On this 2-year programme you’ll learn from our experts, gain valuable experience, build your confidence, and develop your trading knowledge; helping you to decide where you’d like to specialise in the future for a career in and around Wholesale Market trading activities.

You will be responsible for managing the optimisation of the country’s largest portfolio of zero-carbon generation, with EDF’s ever-growing fleet of net-zero supporting Grid-scale batteries, wind & solar, as well as being the sole operator of the nation’s Nuclear generation.

The capacity for further personal development, both personally and from a skills & knowledge perspective, is also immense, as optimisation within the electricity trading market increasingly relies upon the right blend of automation, algorithms & human experience. Hence, you will also have the opportunity to influence the future development of the Team’s suite of operational & market analysis IT applications.



Pay, benefits and culture:


  • Starting salary of £35,000 with a market-leading pension and bonus scheme
  • Shift allowance (whilst on shift)
  • 28 days’ annual leave
  • Annual performance bonus
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Wellbeing, physical and mental health support services


At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself.  We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.  We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility.   
We’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need.


We’ll value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed.



Training, development and support for you:

We’re passionate about your development and offer a tailored training path that will help develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours, both during the scheme and in your future career.

During this Graduate scheme you will get exposure to the following:


  • Trading on our Shift Desk
  • Market Analysis
  • Market Risk
  • Market Compliance function
  • Retail Cost Stack and Pricing
  • Portfolio Analytics 
  • Market Development and Reporting


For the first 8 months of your placement, you will be working exclusively with the Shift Trading team and will go through the training and authorization process to attain the first step of Shift Trader trading rights. 


This team operates 24hrs a day 7 days a week - optimizing assets and trading EDF’s position happens every day of the year.


It is important that you are comfortable working shifts, a typical shift pattern could look something like this:


  • Day and night shifts 
  • 5 days on, 5 days off 
  • 4 night shifts followed by 5 days off 
  • 2 day shifts and 3 night shifts followed by 2 weeks off 


The aim will be for you to authorize in month 4 or 5 then you will continue to work as an authorized trader following a rota pattern or performing analysis and project work. 


For the following 12 months you will perform placements in areas that will further develop your knowledge of the energy industry and how trading is one integral part of this. Throughout your program you will be rotating around WMS and have exposure to various areas. 


The final 4 months will be with the Shift Trading team once more giving you a chance to again authorize as a trader or to consolidate your learning should you have authorized in your initial placement.


You’ll also have mentors and industry experts to give you advice along the way and help you with decisions about your future career path. 


Head to for more information about the scheme structure, our culture and Graduate life at EDF.



Where you’ll work: 

As a Shift Trader there will be a requirement for you to work from our London office. For the other placements you will be able to work flexibly, but travel may be required to our Gloucester office.



To join our team you’ll need:


  • 2:2 Bachelor’s Degree or a 2:2 Postgraduate Degree (obtained or expected) in either Maths, any Science related subject, Economics or business.
  • Proven ability to operate with integrity and confidence, interpreting complex/incomplete information and able to make considered commercial decisions under tight deadlines
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new challenges and thrive in fast-paced environments
  • Passion for working in a customer-focused environment


Our selection process is designed to bring out the best in you! We use a strengths-based approach to let you shine and showcase your skills and what truly brings you joy. We believe that embracing our   individual strengths lies at the heart of engagement and the motivation to succeed and excel at work. We’re here to guide you and you’ll find helpful tips and advice about the application process and assessment centre dates on our graduate web pages.  


The closing date for applications is Friday 29th September. We advise you to apply as early as possible.

Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.


Job Segment: Sustainability, Nuclear, Energy

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