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Trading and Optimisation Analyst Graduate Selby 2024

Our graduates can expect an incredible amount of support, development, and responsibility. From day one you’ll have a graduate buddy, exposure to senior leaders, access to a mentor programme, internal and external learning, involvement in really interesting project work…the list goes on. You won’t be on your own – you’ll be one of over 30 graduates joining the business in 2024, so you’ll have a huge amount of peer support and collaboration. And your development doesn’t just stop at the end of the scheme – we’re big on internal mobility so there’ll be plenty of opportunity to continue your progression within the business.

About the role

The duration of the programme is 24 months, with the option to choose from some of our core and optional rotations throughout, based on your career aspirations and development, and transitioning into a permanent role upon completion of the programme. As a T&O Analyst Graduate, you’ll be involved in seeing how global commodity markets operate and analysing fundamental drivers to help drive decisions and add value. You’ll be working across the Trading and Optimisation function involved in the supply chain all the way through to seeing trade execution. Areas of opportunities during your three 8month rotations include:

  • UK Prompt Trading and Ancillary Services - Analysing the short-term market fundamental driving UK power marketswhere volatility increases as you react to short term uncertainty.
  • UK Forward Trading - Driving longer term fundamental market modelling to consider uncertaintyand develop scenarios in the power market out 3 years to help drive decisions.
  • European Power - Assessinghow the Increasing interconnection between the UK and volatile European marketsimpacts UK power markets
  • Optimisation and Logistics - Working across the business to optimise the supply chain and generationplan to maximise value whilst managing constraints

About you

Our placement offers are based on certain conditions, specifically your results. We're hoping that you have achieved, or are expecting to achieve, a 2:1 or 2:2 with a masters in a relevant subject. For this program, we believe that numerical and analytical skills are incredibly important. Along with that, having an exceptional attention to detail and the ability to handle complexity will definitely come in handy. We want you to know that there will be a lot of collaboration in each rotation of the program. So, having strong communication skills and the ability to tell a story through your work and data will definitely be a major advantage for you!

About Drax

Drax Group is at the forefront of renewable energy – we’re working exceptionally hard to enable a zero carbon, lower cost energy future which is changing the way energy is generated, supplied, and used. Our world-leading ambitions are to be a global leader in carbon removals, to be a global leader in sustainable biomass pellets, to be a UK leader in dispatchable, renewable energy generation, and ultimately be carbon negative by 2030. No small task! We operate globally – four power generation sites in the UK, manufacturing facilities across the US and Canada, and supplying biomass customers across Europe and Asia.

We’re big on providing opportunities for growth – which is why we heavily invest in early careers. From work experience programmes to graduate schemes, developing future talent is hugely important to us. Our graduate opportunities will give you exposure to key areas of our business, developing your understanding of not only your specialist area, but of the wider renewable energy sector and its drive to tackle climate change head on.

About our recruitment process

We pride ourselves on creating a great experience for anyone who applies to join Drax, so you can expect clear and timely communication throughout. You’ll start with sending us your application, which we’ll read and review with interest, and if we’ve got any questions we’ll be in touch. Then it’s some online reasoning tests – we appreciate they’re not everyone’s cup of tea, but they help us determine if you’ll be able to deliver in our graduate roles. Your main activity will be an assessment centre where not only will we get to see you in action over a number of exercises, you’ll also get chance to meet some our current graduates, managers and leaders, and get a real sense of our culture and environment. We’re a people led business, so if talking through your application works best for you, please contact

DEADLINE 9th January 2024