Risk Analyst Review

by RWE Supply & Trading


  • Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Risk are responsible for quantifying, managing and reporting risk within the trading side of the business. Day-to-day responsibilities are: • Daily reporting of profit and loss (P&L), exposure and associated risk metrics • Analysis of market movements relevant to current trading strategies • Reviews of limits and safeguards • Bi-weekly, monthly and quarterly presentations to senior management detailing trading strategies and performance • Automation of reporting processes to ensure timeliness and robustness • Regular stress testing of current trading strategies


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have developed and built upon my existing Python skills and have developed new VBA skills. I have also greatly developed my professional skills whilst in the role. This development was aided by regular feedback which was encouraging and constructive.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes. You are not viewed as a 'placement student'. You are given as much responsibility as you are able to handle and deliver on.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 4/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • I received encouraging and constrictive feedback continuously throughout my placement which greatly aided my professional and technical development.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 4/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Flat company structure, stressful at times (especially during busy periods), friendly but driven atmosphere among most colleagues.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • Greatly enjoyed it despite the limitations imposed by COVID-19 restrictions which caused much colleague-to-colleague interaction to move online. My manager's guidance and instruction really allowed me to make the most of my placement.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at RWE Supply & Trading
  • 4/5

  • 7. Would you recommend RWE Supply & Trading to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to RWE Supply & Trading
  • - Ensure you have at least a basic understanding of the RWEST's commercial activities - Follow big commodity market news stories and have a general understanding of how a trading business works - Show interest, initiative and a keenness to learn

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Placement (10 Months+)


South West

September 2021

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