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What current Graduates have to say

Caroline, 2018, Graduate analyst

Having spent a lot of my academic career focusing on energy, I was eager to use this opportunity at Energy Aspects to learn more about the effects of international trade flows on supply and demand, and the impact of geopolitical events on the market’s perceptions.

Not only have I been immersed in all aspects of the crude oil market, but I have been encouraged to explore other energy commodities―from oil products to carbon emissions―to deepen my understanding of energy markets.

A positive, go-getter attitude is encouraged throughout this learning process, which is enabled by my friendly colleagues. I never feel embarrassed approaching anyone with lengthy questions, no matter their seniority. Additionally, Energy Aspects endeavours to prepare its employees for any challenge by constantly providing training in many different fields (such as Excel, Python or oil trading). I know that this knowledge will be invaluable to my career.

However, the best part about Energy Aspects is undoubtedly the people. Coming from a diverse range of nationalities and academic backgrounds, my colleagues are all driven, enthusiastic and interesting people. This creates a professional yet welcoming atmosphere. From the many social activities (football and Friday drinks) to the company’s impressive reputation, I feel privileged to start my career in such an environment.

Stefan, 2018, Graduate analyst

My experience at Energy Aspects has simply exceeded my expectations. As promised, I have been given responsibility quickly and the freedom to work on my projects independently.

Due to the quality of the training I received, the support of the HR team and the general warm office environment, I haven’t felt overawed and so have been able to effectively overcome any challenges I have faced. For example, by now we have had insight sessions on most of what Energy Aspects does, from sales to the individual research areas. The opportunity to have hour-long conversations with the heads of the individual research desks or other senior researchers has been a fantastic opportunity. These conversations have meant that I feel I have quickly begun to be able to place my tasks in the context of the company, the research area I am working in but also the energy markets more generally.

I also have started developing my coding skills with Python and look forward to the training sessions I have signed up to later this year.

For me, a good indicator of my time here was how confidently I was able to speak to prospective graduates at the careers fairs we recently attended. As I said to many of the students I talked to, I feel I made the right decision to join Energy Aspects.

About Energy Aspects

We are an award-winning independent, international energy research consultancy specialising in global energy markets. Founded in 2012, the company has seen phenomenal growth and has become the gold standard in analysing energy market fundamentals and forecasting price movements. Our expert analysts provide in-depth research and forward-looking views on all major market trends, utilising our extensive data models and our network of high-level industry contacts.

We look at the issue from every angle: from OPEC dynamics and deep-water production, through to trade flows, the effect of vehicle fleet growth on gasoline demand, sulphur specifications on fuel imports, natural gas pipeline flows, plastics demand and how all this (and more) shapes the price of oil and gas. We examine how policy can influence the carbon price and the uptake of electric vehicles, and how the weather and deployment of renewable technologies shape natural gas demand and storage numbers. In short, we understand global energy markets.

Our client base spans the globe and includes producers, trading houses, hedge funds, fund managers, private equity firms, banks, refiners, government entities, utilities and industrial consumers.

Our analysts provide comments to major television, online and print media outlets including the Financial Times, the BBC, Reuters, Bloomberg, and CNBC.

Headquartered at brand new offices in Canary Wharf, London, we also have offices in New York’s One World Trade Center , Singapore’s Marina Bay Financial Centre and Houston's Downtown business Hub

About the Graduate Accelerator Programme

The Graduate Accelerator Programme is a two-year scheme designed to develop graduates with little to no commercial experience into outstanding energy market analysts. The scheme offers an introduction to energy markets, with a focus on global oil and gas markets. You will be exposed to a combination of tailored training and hands-on experience of working in two or more of our specialist areas (Crude oil, Oil products, LPG & NGLs, Natural gas and Emissions).

We will show you how to work with large data sets, build and manage robust models, and how to articulate informed views on the market. We will also encourage you to think critically about the limitations of data and ways to supplement purely quantitative approaches. You will learn to translate data into clear and concise views that will contribute to our written reports. You may also have the opportunity to interact directly with our clients and the media.

You will have the opportunity to work as part of a global and multidisciplinary team of experts and will be exposed to the complexities of the markets and the challenges of analysing them. You will gain an understanding of the drivers affecting supply and demand, and how to translate these fundamentals into insights that our clients value.

Important information

Application starting date: 19 November 2018

Application closing date: 4 January 2019

Duration: Two-year placement, commencing 9 September 2019

Compensation: £32,500 base salary, £2,500 joining bonus and discretionary annual bonus

Company benefits include: employer pension contributions, worldwide travel insurance, private healthcare (inc. dentist and optician cashback), 25 days holiday per year + public holidays, cycle to work scheme, subsidised gym membership and interest-free season ticket loan

Location: Canary Wharf, London

Available positions

What you'll do

From day one you will be a fully-fledged member of our research team. This means you will be working side by side and learning directly from industry leaders. You will also be held to a consistently high standard as your inputs help shape our views and your performance will contribute to the company’s success. You will need to have the drive to go beyond the core hours when needed and be able to manage multiple deadlines.

During the two-year programme, you will follow a structured path that includes:

Phase 1: Crack the basics. As a new analyst there will be plenty to learn, from data sources and core market concepts through to our internal systems. You will get plenty of training and support and a mixture of recurring and ad hoc tasks to put what you learn into practice.

Phase 2: The pace increases. Once up to speed on the core skills, it is time to accelerate your learning. We will expose you to a wider range of our research activities, which usually includes a rotation into another research team. The tasks you work on will become more complex, giving you a chance to deepen your understanding of market dynamics.

Phase 3: Begin to specialise. By now you will have a solid grounding in how energy markets operate and a set of ongoing analytical responsibilities. To continue your career trajectory, we will work with you to identify an area to become a specialist in—it might be a geographical region, a type of analysis or an energy market—that matches your skills and the business needs.

Special projects: We have several exciting themes and topics on our roadmap to delve into over the next few years. Top performers will be given the opportunity—and time alongside their other responsibilities—to select their own passion project and lead the research.

Throughout the scheme, you will receive regular feedback from your line manager and other analysts, together with a tailored programme of training covering technical skills and market knowledge. To achieve rapid progress, you will supplement this with your own independent learning (e.g. background reading, online tutorials, etc). With our support, and your hard work, we can achieve great things.

Requirements

  • First-class honours or an upper second-class honours (2:1) or international equivalent degree in a subject that requires high levels of numerical problem-solving ability (e.g. economics, mathematics, computer science, chemical engineering etc.)
  • An interest in research and analysis
  • Interest in the global energy industry
  • Competence in verbal and numerical reasoning
  • Technical expertise in Excel (e.g. SUMIF, INDEX MATCH, date/time functions and pivot tables)

Desirable skills

  • Experience of economic analysis
  • Technical expertise in SQL, Python or similar packages would be an advantage
  • Some previous energy sector experience

A typical working day

Your day-to-day responsibilities will vary, depending on work demands and the prevailing market situation, but will focus on statistical/econometric modelling, analysing and manipulating data, forecasting, and utilising Excel.

Whatever area of our business you’re involved in, we can guarantee an exciting learning curve that will stretch and challenge you.


What’s in it for you?

The Energy Aspects Graduate Accelerator Programme provides an invaluable work-learning experience, where Graduate Analysts are given high levels of responsibility, by working both independently and in close connection with our market-leading and highly regarded analytical team. This will provide you with a unique hands-on opportunity to gain experience and insight into the global oil & gas markets, through the modelling and analysis of market data, interactions with the markets and contribution to the written content that makes up our leading products.

Through our programme, you can expect to gain a combination of tailored training and hands-on experience of working in two or more of our specialist areas (Crude Oil, Oil Products, LPG & NGLs, Natural Gas and Emissions). This will include access to ongoing technical training such as Python online courses and Excel Modules, as well as a bespoke development plan to identify an area in which you will work towards becoming a specialist.

Applications for our 2019 Graduate Accelerator Programme have now closed. If you are interested in joining Energy Aspects via either our 2020 Graduate Accelerator Programme or 2020 Summer Internship Programme, please register your interest here.

Register Your Interest