Energy Trading & Risk Intern

Company Overview

The Optimised Group of companies deliver quantifiable business outcomes to our clients through a comprehensive suite of energy/property services and technologies while driving a net-zero carbon agenda. With a combined team of highly trained analysts, engineers and technologists, the Group operates from four office locations in Blackpool, Bristol, Ashby, Sittingbourne, and Dumfries, providing national coverage.

Job Overview

The Optimised Group is looking for an Energy Trading & Risk Intern, to join our full service, energy solutions business. They will be supporting the Procurement and Trading team in Energy Market Reporting, Fundamental and Technical Analysis, Market Risk, Data Analysis and Trading. This internship would be suitable for a newly qualified graduate who has a background in Mathematics, Economics, or another numerical/analytical focused degree.


Optimised Energy

Employment Type:

6-month Fixed-term contract




Up to £22k

Reporting To:

Section Head - Procurement & Trading

Principle Accountabilities

  • Developing fundamental and technical market views to understand prompt and curve market risk

  • Assisting in the development of, and using internal tools to monitor market developments and deliver information to both internal and external stakeholders

  • Preparing daily, weekly, and monthly market reporting

  • Analysing client portfolios and performance reporting

  • Assisting the team in trading decisions and portfolio hedging

Person Specification

  • You will be proficient in MS Office packages, specifically Excel

  • You will possess strong analytical skills, with a passion for problem solving

  • You will have an excellent ability to communicate your views and findings

  • You will have excellent organisational skills and be capable of working with large amounts of data

  • You will show a commitment and willingness to learn

  • It is essential that you work well under pressure and make quick and rational decisions

Experience & Qualifications


  • No experience in the energy industry is required, however experience in statistical or economical based modules is desired.


  • 2:1 degree or higher in a Mathematics, Economics, or other numerical/analytical focused degree

Our Aspirational Values

Customer Intimate

Willing to create deep and long-lasting client partnerships built on mutual benefit.


Do the right thing

Will uphold the highest standards of integrity even in the face of adversity.

Own the outcome

Will maintain quality standards, with the aim of improving service levels and customer value.


Willing to be part of an organisation big enough to be accountable and small enough to care. 


Willing to embrace change and constantly seek improvement.

Continuous improvement

Constantly aim to reduce clients’ impact on the environment, as we strive towards greater well-being and a better world.

What we offer you

  • Competitive salary

  • Company pension scheme

  • Private medical insurance

  • 25 days annual leave increasing to 28 with length of service

  • Option to buy or sell up to 3 days’ holiday per year

  • 1 day to volunteer for a charity of your choice

  • Opportunity for progression, including a designated training budget

  • Friendly, flexible, and dynamic team working environment

  • Opportunities to work with people at all levels of the organisation


Our office locations

Please apply by attaching a copy of your current CV and a covering letter detailing why you feel you would be suitable for this role.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity.


Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective are proven to be better companies.


More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work is the right thing to do.