Analyst - Energy Marketing & Trading
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.
Duration: 2 years
Location: London, UK
Starting salary: £38,000 plus £3,000 starting bonus
Minimum requirements: 2:1 degree or Master's (with minimum 2:2 degree) in a numerical subject
What does it involve?
Centrica’s energy marketing & trading team is our window to the global wholesale commodity market. As well as executing procurement and risk management strategies for British Gas, and hedging strategies for our Power and Gas production businesses in the UK and Europe, it develops and executes its own trading strategies in response to market opportunities. We’ve developed a robust and successful asset-backed trading business model and have 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.
This is a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, innovative business which is heavily dependent on quality analytics to support commercial decision-making and risk management. This either relates to the origination and structuring of commodity contracts with clients, or the development and execution of trading strategies. The EMT Analyst Graduate Programme is therefore central to our 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 EMT Analyst Graduate Programme could see you working within a diverse array of teams and functions, including Trading and Optimisation, Origination, Finance and Risk.
We need analysts who have a grounding in a numerical discipline or 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’ll be expected to use your initiative and entrepreneurship to identify opportunities for innovation and growth as part of an ever-evolving function.
What do EMT Analysts do?
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 strong interest in the practical application of analytical techniques within business and the ability to communicate and work effectively with your colleagues.
How does the two-year programme work?
You’ll be matched with 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 foundation in how the energy markets and our businesses operate. You’ll 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 on your own. Formal behavioural and technical training and a structured performance management process will 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.
Over the last two years I have worked with industry experts in a variety of interesting and challenging roles across a growing trading organisation. The programme’s focus on training and development has given me the opportunity to gain skills and experience while making a meaningful contribution to the business.- James Pollock, , EMT Analyst Graduate