Oxford Graduate Modeller Programme

Amelia Adcroft - Graduate Modeller

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

We support strategy, policy and investment decisions for a spectrum of energy market participants through analysis and insights based on cutting-edge modelling of energy markets. We’ve developed strong relationships with hundreds of clients, including energy companies, investment funds, banks, network operators and governments.

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 field.

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 through insights derived from our in-house models developed by our modelling team.

Your work towards our model development 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 some of Europe's most advanced energy system modelling

Our modelling team produces sophisticated and flexible forecasting of energy markets through in-house models that set us apart from other companies. As a modeller at Aurora, you will contribute to our modelling efforts by enhancing our modelling methodology, developing analytical and computational tools, and supporting project work with a strong understanding of our modelling ability.

You will be the technical expert on our model in a variety of projects and offer insight and support to our analytical teams. 

Our Graduate Modellers opportunity is now open - click here to learn more and apply.

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, our modelling is used directly to create the insights used for reports for our clients through consulting projects and subscriber meetings 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.

Develop your problem solving and analytical skills to enhancing our modelling suite

At Aurora, you will apply the skills to solve some of our clients’ most interesting and intricate problems. We will help you raise your abilities to the next level, preparing you to contribute to projects, communicate complex ideas across the company and push our modelling capabilities to meet client and internal needs.

Our Graduate Modelling Programme

For recent graduates joining Aurora’s Oxford modelling team, in your first year you can expect to:

  • Undergo rigorous training on our modelling methodology and the energy markets we are modelling 
  • Contribute to some of the most advanced energy market models in the industry
  • Have close involvement in live client projects as the technical modelling expert 

A modeller's role is highly varied depending on ongoing projects, and your responsibilities can include:

  • Contributions to the long term development of our modelling suite to improve the quality and value of our modelling results
  • Liaising internally with analysts and other stakeholders across the company to ensure that our modelling is meeting project requirements
  • Developing analytical and computational tools, formatting recommendations on future trends, and conveying these insights to enhance clients’ decision making 
  • Building analytical and computational tools, formatting recommendations on future trends, and conveying these insights to enhance clients’ decision making

As a graduate modeller you will work on a variety of projects, working closely with the following departments:

  • Advisory: executing bespoke consulting projects for clients, involving complex project-specific model developments to meet client needs
  • Research: developing market forecast reports and original in-depth research on the future of energy markets, with a modelling focus on the accuracy of the market behaviour being modelled and the quality of results
  • Software Solutions: developing new services for our clients which directly use our models or modelling results

Aurora’s Analyst and Modelling Graduate Programmes are two unique paths, both roles having distinct responsibilities and expectations:

  • Analysts develop our market research reports and help solve client problems through consulting projects. They design and execute analysis to address clients’ questions, working with the modelling team to apply Aurora’s models and draw out the most useful insights from our results
  • Modellers build and maintain our in-house modelling suite, working closely with analysts to meet clients’ needs. The modelling role involves programming and problem solving, requiring modellers to understand analyst needs as well as clearly communicate
    complex modelling topics across the team

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 arrange to speak with you on Microsoft Teams for just under an hour. We will want to learn more about how you have shown your abilities in your past experiences, and quantitative questions where you can demonstrate how you think through and solve problems.

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 a second interview lasting about an hour.

The second interview builds on the first, exploring the role and your motivations, followed by some quantitive questions and a case study.


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 office.

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.

"Aurora’s strength lies not only in the talented group of individuals but also in its close-knit culture. Together, we unravel complex problems, with every achievement celebrated as a collective effort." Elliot O’Sullivan, Graduate Analyst

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