Centrica • Singapore

Commodity Trading Intern

Employment type:  Part time


A little flex time

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Job Description

Centrica Energy Trading is looking for competitive young talents who are motivated by responsibility, thrive in a fast-paced environment and do not back down from a challenge! We offer a work environment that builds on talent and will help you grow on a professional as well as a personal level.

Do you possess the DNA of top performance?

About the job

You will work in close collaboration with other traders and analysts at our Power & Gas Trading desk (based in Singapore, but in touch with traders located in Aalborg, Denmark).

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting trading activities in the European power & gas markets.

  • Monitoring trading activities to discover and eliminate operational risks.

  • Assisting traders with data validation and various ad hoc projects.

  • Assisting in trading/market analysis and identifying trading opportunities in established and emerging markets.

  • Helping to build quantitative models to capture market opportunities, improve understanding of supply/demand drivers.

About you

The ideal candidate is by nature interested in identifying and solving problems and has a strong and structured ability to acquire knowledge and develop new skills. Stressful situations excite and fuel your motivation for pushing further. You can work independently, but at the same time you are a strong team player. You are goal oriented and grow with responsibility.

An overall flair for numbers and logical reasoning is required, but your line of study is of less importance to us, as we do not want you only for who you are, but who you can and want to become!

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a degree in Finance/Economics or STEM (preferred)

  • Is proficient in Excel, programming skills (VBA/Python/R)

  • Can work as a team player and on your own – the members of our team depend on each other

  • Is focused on details and have a result-orientated mindset

Previous experience in trading is a plus.

About Centrica

Centrica is one of Europe’s leading trading companies and this job as an intern is aiming at finding the future talents of Centrica and can be a fast track to testing yourself through practical experience. We dream big and aim high when setting new goals, and we deliver on that through honesty, proactiveness and responsibility.

The internship was challenging, yet profoundly rewarding for me. I am appreciative and privileged to have collaborated with the best traders in the industry, where they generously shared insights into the European commodity markets. Additionally, I was entrusted with a substantial level of responsibility with trading, a rare opportunity not often found in other companies. I would highly recommend this to individuals who thrive in a demanding and dynamic work environment as this is an exceptional opportunity to push boundaries and learn from the best.” – Marcus, Student Assistant, Centrica trading desk

Tell us why you share our DNA

We love passionate people and would love to hear about your talents and what has made you the person that you are. Talent comes in many forms, and if you can demonstrate potential, we can build on that.

To make sure we see your personal traits through the application, please emphasize and exemplify why your person, character and skills make a good candidate in relation to the job description.

We recognize that you might not have directly related experience, which makes the CV and application your chance to show how you match the profile.

We look forward to receiving an application that proves effort and how you best bring your skills and your personality into the job.


Practical information

Penultimate year students preferred

Start date: Winter 2023 Full-Time (Dec 2023-Jan 2024) + Part-Time Q1-Q2 2024 (2-3 days). Start date is flexible.
Please state in your cover letter / cv your availability.

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button.

This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car

We asked employees of Centrica how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring
Working at Centrica

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom