Ofgem Graduate Development Programme

About the programme

Applications for our 2024 Ofgem Graduate Programme are now open. You can apply for one of the two-year programmes:

  • Ofgem Graduate programme
  • Ofgem Digital Graduate programme

Why you should apply

Our 2024 Ofgem Graduate programmes are for those who want to make a lasting impact on the UK energy landscape and to help us reach Net Zero.

You will gain insights into the challenges and opportunities within the energy sector.

From day one, you’ll be part of a vibrant community of professionals and other graduates, working on projects that matter. Ofgem’s commitment to mentorship stands out. We will pair you with seasoned experts who are dedicated to guiding your journey and will provide you with a learning environment that is both supporting and challenging.

What truly differentiates these schemes are their emphasis on real-world impact. You’ll be involved in policies that protects consumers, encourage fair market competition, and promote green energy initiatives. You will also help with projects that affect millions of people’s lives which offers a sense of purpose and achievement unmatched by many other graduate programmes.

What we are looking for

You must have at least a 2:2 degree (obtained or expected) in a numerical, analytical, energy or business-related discipline. This includes but is not limited to:

  • economics
  • engineering
  • business
  • public policy
  • finance
  • geography
  • sciences
  • climate science
  • computer sciences
  • other energy or sustainability-related subjects

If you are applying for the performance management business analyst within the Digital Graduate programme you may well have studied humanities, social science or journalism.

About the programmes

If successful, you will be offered a two-year fixed term contract, starting from September 2024. During the two years, you will complete four rotations of six months, depending on which programme you have applied for.

During the Ofgem Graduate programme you will rotate across the different work areas:

  • policy and strategy
  • analysis
  • compliance and enforcement
  • operational delivery or project delivery professions

Successful Ofgem Digital Graduate programme applicants will only work within the Digital Delivery and Technology profession.

At the end of the programme you may be offered the opportunity to apply for a permanent position, dependent on your performance and the availability of a suitable role within the organisation.

You will be fully supported by your own development lead with the support of the Professions Leads, HR and all your colleagues. You will have access to a varied training programme – each rotation will include professions specific in addition to the central development programme which all graduates will undertake. To ensure that you develop a diverse set of skills and help you reach your full potential.


We offer an attractive package including a competitive starting salary of £32,500 for those based in London and £29,500 for those based in Glasgow or Cardiff alongside a range of other benefits.

How to apply 

Apply before 11:55pm, 7 April 2024.

You can get both the Ofgem Graduate programme application pack or the Ofgem Digital Graduate programme application pack on the Civil Service jobs website.

Application process 

Complete the online application form on the Ofgem career portal. You will also need to include your CV.

If successful you will be invited to a video interview. This will not be an interview with a panel, instead we have recorded the questions so that you can answer them at a time that is convenient for you. You can use your mobile, tablet or laptop.

Successful candidates at video interview stage will be invited to complete an online test. This stage helps us ensure our graduates demonstrate proficiency in numerical, logical and critical reasoning skills or for those applying for the Digital programme your technical skills.

Our final stage of the process is an assessment centre which will be held virtually from 6 May 2024. If you’re invited to attend, you will complete some exercises on the day. The types of exercises will include an interview and presentation as well as a scenario and group exercises. This is a great opportunity for you to meet us, find out more about our business and also ask questions to our previous graduates.

You can contact our recruitment team at any time during the application 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 

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive organisation that better reflects the community we serve. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Read how we’re improving equity, diversity and inclusion at Ofgem.

If you are interested in other roles with us, please see our current vacancies on the Civil Service jobs website.