Michael Rothwell-Williams

Energy Marketing & Trading Analyst Stream

"Work that I do daily is seen by people at all levels, and these people provide regular feedback."

Joined: September 2019

Stream: Energy Marketing and Trading Analyst

Studied: Chemical Engineering MEng at Manchester University

Current Placement: Credit Risk / Treasury EM&T

Why I chose Centrica: I wanted to work for a trading company to understand the fundamentals towards making money through trading. It was also important to me to work for a large company, which could develop me with structured training via events, conferences and on the job learning.

What I enjoy most about my work: I feel the work I am doing has actual business relevance, regularly working with senior leadership to support the wider business strategy. Work that I do daily is seen by people at all levels, and these people provide regular feedback.

Highlight of the graduate scheme so far: When Chris O’Shea (Current CFO) had lunch with me and the other graduates. It was clear from this event/the discussions that the senior leadership value their graduates / graduate pipeline.

Advice to applicants: For EM&T, ensure you understand how it connects to the wider business. Candidates often look at Centrica PLC and fail to gauge the relationship with the trading subsidiaries. Look for major headlines in the energy industry prior to the interviews and think about how this will affect supply/demand and therefore the commodity prices.

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