Ofgem Graduate Development Programme

The Ofgem Graduate Development Programme is designed to provide you with the opportunity to gain a breadth of knowledge about our organisation. You’ll get to work in many of our major divisions and enjoy access to some of the most senior and experienced professionals in the regulatory field.

What we look for

You must have at least a 2:1 (obtained or expected) in a numerical, analytical, energy or business related discipline. This includes (but is not limited to) economics, engineering, business, finance, geography and other energy or sustainability-related subjects. You must have no more than two years’ post-graduate work experience.

The programme

You will be supported by a line manager, a learning & development manager and mentor. You will have access to a varied training programme, which includes modules on presentation skills and project management, and an introduction to our management development programme.

You will also spend time studying alongside European energy experts at the prestigious Florence School of Regulation in Italy, and immersing yourself in pan-European issues and perspectives. 

The programme is for 18 months and will be offered on a fixed term contract.

At the end of the programme, you may be offered a permanent position, dependent on your performance and the availability of a suitable position


We offer an attractive package including a competitive starting salary of £28,000 (with the possibility of performance-related increases), alongside a range of other benefits. As a graduate on the development programme, you will attend the Florence School of Regulation and complete an internationally recognised course. This is a unique opportunity to network with other regulators, as well as, help you develop your knowledge of the gas and power industries.

How to apply

The 2019 programme is now live. The closing date is midnight Sunday 3 March 2019.

Apply here to submit your application via the Ofgem / Ofwat portal.

The application process

The first stage of our application process is for you to complete an online application form, this enables us to capture information about your motivation, skills and strengths. In addition, you will also be asked to attach your CV.   

On successful review of your online application form, you will be invited to complete a video interview, which is a great way for us to get to know you better! It's not a live interview, instead we have pre-recorded the questions so that you can answer them at a time that is convenient for you (from your smartphone, tablet or laptop). 

Candidates who are successful at video interview stage will be invited to complete online testing. This stage helps us ensure our graduates demonstrate proficiency in verbal and numerical skills. 

Our final stage of the process is an Assessment Centre which will be held on 26th March 2019 in London. If you’re invited to attend, you will complete a variety of exercises on the day – including an interview and presentation as well as written and group exercises. This is a great opportunity for you to meet us, find out more about our business and also ask questions about our existing Graduates on the programme. 

Our recruitment team will be on hand throughout the process to answer any questions you may have. You will also be sent practice tests, links, hints and tips to help you through each of the stages. 

Our commitment to diversity

Ofgem is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive organisation that better reflects the community we serve. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

You can read about some of our current and previous Graduate Development Programme participants in our Graduate profiles section.

If you are interested in other roles with us, please see our current vacancies.

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Download a Suitability Statement template, to be completed and submitted with applications for the Ofgem Graduate Development Programme.