graduate scheme

Analyst - British Gas Graduate Programme

Centrica Plc
East Midlands · East of Englandand 9 others
Time left to apply
25 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

The two-year Analyst Programme equips graduates with the expertise to assess and mitigate major risks.

What role can you play in making a difference to the things that matter?

Some products and processes are quite straightforward to analyse. Not here. The demands of the energy market are huge and often complex and for our businesses to succeed we need the most talented and exceptional analysts.

British Gas is the largest energy supplier in the UK so our decisions matter. Customers are always foremost in our thoughts. Evaluating customer behaviour in highly competitive retail markets, predicting how much energy they will need, analysis of current and future markets and making major investment and hedging decisions to secure future supplies of gas and electricity requires sophisticated analysis.

As a graduate analyst, your work will be fundamental to ensuring that our commercial strategy is right, that we deliver improvements in critical areas, such as pricing, and that we’re profitable. You’ll be supported by industry-leading analytics and insight tools, and work together with dynamic colleagues to identify the biggest opportunities or risks that we might face. We are looking for highly numerate, business-focused and driven individuals who appreciate that energy businesses are driven by many factors, and that these are changing every minute.

The Analyst Graduate Programme could see you working within a diverse array of teams and functions across the British Gas business. The ability to work with models, make and test hypotheses and turn data into useful information constitute critical skills throughout the business. Equally important is a very strong interest in the practical application of analytical techniques and the ability to communicate and work effectively with your colleagues.

Relationship management is vital as you’ll be communicating with a variety of audiences including technical experts, senior management, as well as external parties. You will be expected to utilise your initiative and entrepreneurship to identify opportunities for innovation and growth as part of an ever-evolving function

Join us and you’ll benefit from analyst-specific development opportunities that are built on a carefully devised Core Development Programme. A personal coach and a senior mentor will support and stretch you in equal measure. Plus, we’ll supply all of the sophisticated analysis tools you need to progress – including SAS (database), Emblem (linear modelling) and @Risk (stochastic modelling) – but it will be up to you to make the most of them.

Company information

Centrica are an energy and services company, we deliver every day to 28 million customers worldwide, and everything we do is focused on satisfying the changing needs of our customers. Serving our customers is what we are known for, what we are good at and where we have distinctive capabilities. We want to make people’s lives easier, simpler and more connected.

We’re one of the top 50 companies in the FTSE 100, with 28 million customer accounts, an adjusted operating profit of £1.6 billion and around 39,000 employees worldwide. Centrica is the parent company for a range of global brands, including British Gas, Bord Gáis, Centrica Storage, Direct Energy, Dyno and Hive.

Person requirements

The scheme runs for 2 years with three 8 month placements. Your first placement will be a steep learning curve giving you a solid foundational knowledge of how the energy markets and our businesses operate and will provide exposure to more experienced analysts to learn how to go about approaching various challenges and business problems

Your second and third placements will stretch and challenge you to work with diverse data sets utilise different analytical skills, so adapting to change is fundamental to success. You’ll need to develop a transferable skill set as you’ll be expected to deliver real results from the outset although you won’t be expected to do all this alone. Formal behavioural and technical training and a structured performance management process support your on-the-job learning, as well as access to a Graduate Talent Manager and the Analyst Talent board.

If you give us drive, tenacity and passion, we’ll give you the support and foundation to build an exceptional career in British Gas.

Qualifications and experience requirements

In order to apply for this stream you must already have, or be expecting to achieve a minimum 2:1 undergraduate or post graduate degree, in a numerate discipline, such as maths, physics, statistics, applied economics, chemistry, or engineering.

Accepted degree subjects

physics · economics · mathematics · engineering, transport · chemistry · engineering, aerospace · engineering management · engineering, mechanical



£3,000 starting bonus, 25 days holiday, ShareSave schemes etc


East Midlands · East of England · London · North East England · North West England · Scotland · South East England · South West England · Wales · West Midlands · Yorkshire and the Humber

UK-wide, flexibility required

Contract and working hours


How to apply

The advertised closing date for this position is 4th January 2017, however we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible as should all vacancies be filled before this date, the position may close earlier than expected.

Closing date: 04/01/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 04/01/2017

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