graduate scheme

Analyst - Energy Marketing & Trading Graduate Programme

Centrica Plc
Time left to apply
25 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

The two-year Analyst Graduate Programme in energy marketing & trading is for graduates who can turn data into useful information and use high-calibre analysis to influence key commercial business decisions.

Energy Marketing & Trading is Centrica’s window to the global wholesale commodity market, executing procurement and risk management strategies for British Gas and hedging strategies for Centrica’s Power and Gas production businesses in the UK and Europe, as well as developing and executing its own trading strategies in response to market opportunities.

Energy Marketing & Trading has developed a robust and successful asset-backed trading business model and has ambitious plans to grow and diversify across commodities and geographies. The recent signing of our first US LNG export contract is a great example of step-out growth, providing us with the option to send cargoes all over the world.

Energy Marketing & Trading is a fast paced, entrepreneurial, innovative business which is heavily dependent on quality analytics to support commercial decision-making and risk management, either relating to the origination and structuring of commodity contracts with clients, or the development and execution of trading strategies. The Energy Marketing & Trading Analyst Programme is therefore central to Energy Marketing & Trading’s people development strategy.

The business is underpinned by its strong Trade Safe culture, which emphasises the importance of regulatory compliance, trading discipline, and personal wellbeing.

The Energy Marketing & Trading Analyst Programme could see you working within a diverse array of teams and functions across Energy Marketing & Trading. This could include working in Trading and Optimisation, Origination, Finance or Risk.

Each placement will be different with its own challenges, 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 this alone. Your on-the-job training will be supported by formal behavioural and technical training, together with a structured performance management process.

Wherever your Centrica career takes you, your time on the programme will ensure that you are prepared.

We need analysts who have a grounding in a numerical discipline or strong business qualifications where there is a strong quantitative element e.g. maths, statistics, economics, engineering, science or computer science.

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.

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

You could be informing and improving major decisions with your high calibre analysis. 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 within business and the ability to communicate and work effectively with your colleagues.

You will be matched to your first placement by your Graduate Talent Board based on your educational background and assessment centre performance. Each eight month placement will be a steep learning curve giving you a solid foundational knowledge of how the energy markets and our businesses operate. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside experienced analysts to learn how to go about approaching various challenges and business problems.

Each placement will be different with its own challenges 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. You’ll be afforded the support and encouragement you need to meet your individual goals because we want you to develop quickly, the rest is up to you.

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 degree, or a 2:2 combined with a post graduate degree, in a numerate discipline, such as maths, physics, statistics, applied economics, chemistry, or engineering.

Accepted degree subjects

physics · economics · engineering, electronic and electrical · mathematics · engineering, transport · chemistry · engineering, aerospace · engineering management · engineering, mechanical



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



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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