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Risk & Independent Control Graduate Programme


London (UK)

What does the programme involve?

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.

This programme is focused on the risk, finance and control functions within EM&T. Applicants should have a strong interest in energy trading and want to pursue a career in Risk or Finance. All three rotations will be in the trading business. This programme also involves the study for a relevant professional qualification (ACA, CIMA, CFA etc). 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. 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.

How does the 2 Year programme work?

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.

Programme information

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

Duration: 2 years (3 x 8 month placements)

Location: London, UK with possibility of rotations in Aalborg, Denmark

Minimum requirements: 2:1 degree or Master's (with minimum 2:2 degree) in a numerical subject such as maths, physics, finance, statistics, applied economics, chemistry, or engineering.