Risk Analyst (Placement Year) 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.
  • Managing the risk which traders can put on at one time. This involved: - Analysing trading limits - Analysing and reporting daily P&L swings - Understanding and evaluating the trading positions and new deals of the desk - Presenting Daily, Bi-Weekly and monthly P&L summaries to the Head of Risk and other senior stakeholders.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have developed my analysis, problem solving, critical thinking and presenting skills during this placement.

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

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

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

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


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • I found at RWE I was treated as a full member of staff. I was given all the usual tasks and responsibilities of someone in my roles.

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

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • We had a mentor and a buddy within our team to help with any queries or issues we were having. Additionally, there was always constant on the job training and training courses offered to help you in your role.

  • 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?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The company culture is unlike other large firms, there is a strong focus on work-life balance, inclusivity and diversity. Everyone is really friendly and willing to speak to you.

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

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

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

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

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I had an amazing time at RWE and enjoyed the meaningful work that I did. I also hope to return there in the future.

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

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

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

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

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to RWE Supply & Trading
  • Research the company and the different branches of it. Try to learn as much as you can about the energy industry before interviews and be yourself. They want someone that fits their culture more than anything else.

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Placement (10 Months+)

Insurance & Risk Management

South West

November 2022

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