Tim

I got so much out of the graduate scheme, mainly because all the placements were so varied. Over the two years, I gained exposure to everything from the energy markets to technical accounting to investment analysis. That’s one of the great things about E.ON. It’s such a diverse business — you can try new things and discover your niche.

For instance, my first placement was in Hedging. This saw me provide analytical support to our buying teams and have an impact on £multimillion decisions. Then with the next placement, I did something completely different. I spent six months with our Wind, Biomass Risk & Investment team in Düsseldorf, developing financial models to assess biomass opportunities. Although I was using many of the same skills, the environment couldn’t have been more different.

This variety continued throughout my scheme. I spent my third placement in a technical accounting role, learning about the nuts and bolts of finance; while my fourth placement was for E.ON Gas Storage UK. This saw me work directly for the Financial Controller and gave me a real insight into the dynamics of what is essentially a standalone company within E.ON.

I’m now an Analyst for our Exploration & Production team in Norway.  I’m responsible for performing investment appraisals and economic evaluations of oil and gas assets. It’s an exciting division to work for. Despite only having 250 employees, we generate around €1billion of revenue for the Group. I always wanted to have an international career and so far everything’s panned out beautifully.