Oxford Graduate Analyst Programme

Niklas Edler - Graduate Analyst

At Aurora Energy Research, we develop intelligent and influential research and publications and offer advisory services that are vital to the global energy transformation.

Through analysis and insights based on leading energy market modelling, we support strategy, policy, and investment decisions for a spectrum of energy market participants. We’ve developed trusting relationships with hundreds of clients, ranging from energy companies, network operators, and government officials to investment funds and banks.

Our success is built on a supportive team culture that helps talented people to develop their skills and expertise, excel in their work, and make a difference in the world.

From our offices across the globe, we cover the energy markets of a growing list of countries across Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and North America.

Opportunities at Aurora

Have an impact on the global transition to a cleaner, more efficient energy system

In countries around the world, the energy system is decarbonising, decentralising and digitalising. At Aurora, you will help companies and governments make better decisions to navigate this transition by providing independent analysis and insights.

Your thinking will contribute to tackling some of the biggest energy challenges, including climate change, access to electricity, and the cost and security of energy supplies.

Develop and apply your problem-solving, communication, and analytical skills

At Aurora, you will apply the skills you have developed through your studies to solving some of our clients’ most interesting and intricate problems.

Through a mix of structured training programmes and on-the-job learning, we will help you raise your abilities to the next level, preparing you to build trusting relationships with clients, develop new business opportunities, nurture teams, and communicate complex ideas with crystal clarity.

Join a diverse, ambitious, friendly and supportive team

We’re committed to building a company where everyone can achieve their potential in an inclusive and welcoming environment. Aurora brings together people from over 30 countries around the world, and with a broad range of professional and life experiences. We seek to provide further support and opportunities for groups under-represented in the energy sector.

Help build a rapidly growing and innovative company

Founded in 2013, Aurora has grown rapidly to around 250 people but retains the entrepreneurial atmosphere of a start-up. We continue to seek opportunities from new markets, new modelling approaches and new ways of thinking. At Aurora, you will learn from leading experts on the energy markets, develop your own ideas and help map out the future course for our business.

Influence the public debate and inform the strategy of high-profile clients

At Aurora, you will contribute to reports for our clients and help us run conferences that regularly attract hundreds of delegates from across the energy sector. Aurora’s work is covered extensively in the media, and has been influential in changing the course of policy decisions in our key markets.

Work with some of Europe’s most advanced energy system modelling

Our modelling team produces sophisticated and flexible proprietary forecasting of the energy market that sets us apart from other companies. As an analyst at Aurora, you will use the findings of the modelling team’s work to understand the energy system more clearly and with more impact.

Our Graduate Analyst Programme

For recent graduates joining Aurora’s Oxford office, we offer a 21-month programme of experience and development designed to provide:

  • Accelerated training in how energy markets work
  • Involvement in live client projects
  • An opportunity to contribute to some of the most influential reports in the industry
  • A chance to build up your toolkit of analytical, teamwork and communication skills
  • An understanding of how Aurora fits together and of the opportunities in the company

Over the 21 months, you will take part in two placements in teams within our UK business. The teams included in the programme are part of two departments:

  • Advisory: executing bespoke consulting projects for clients
  • Research: developing market forecast reports and original in-depth research on the future of energy systems
  • Software Solutions: developing and adopting new software products and features for our clients and maximising existing client satisfaction
  • Commercial: bringing our subscription services to market

All graduates will rotate through both Advisory and Research plus a third placement in either Software Solutions or Commercial, with the option to partake in a different type of role in Advisory/Research. Placements will be assigned collaboratively, based on both your interests and the needs of the business at the time.

At the end of the last placement, you will be offered a permanent position with one of our teams.

Our application process

CV screening

Our screening team will review your CV and cover letter and agree whether to invite you to an interview.

First round interview

We will speak with you by telephone or video call for just under an hour. We will want to learn more about your motivations and experiences, and we will ask some “case study”- style questions to give you a chance to show your problem-solving and quantitative skills.

Final round interviews

If you are successful in our first round interview, we will invite you to visit our Oxford office. During the visit, you will have two face-to-face interviews, each lasting 45 minutes. You will also be asked to complete a written exercise lasting about 40 minutes. You will have a chance to meet more people from our teams and see what it would be like to work at Aurora.

As in the first round, the interviews will include a mixture of questions about how you have shown your abilities in your past experiences, and case study exercises where you can demonstrate how you think through and solve problems.


If you are successful in our final round interview, we will make you an offer of a position at Aurora, to begin work in our Oxford.

Kickstart your career in the energy industry

Join Aurora Energy Research, the largest dedicated power market analytics company in Europe, providing data-driven intelligence for strategic decisions in the global energy transformation.

We work with world-leading organisations to provide comprehensive market intelligence, bespoke analytic and advisory services, and cutting-edge software.

"After just one rotation at Aurora, I’ve gained a wealth of knowledge about the energy sector. I’ve taken charge of my own workstreams and delivered presentations to key players in the energy market. My experience spans a range of projects, from solar and battery technologies to pumped hydro and electrolysers. This diverse exposure has provided me with a comprehensive outlook on how to navigate the energy transition effectively." Jasmine Shao, Graduate Analyst

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