We're searching the best universities in the UK to find the outstanding mathematics, economics and finance undergraduate. We're looking for a winning mix of personal skills, career motivation and an excellent academic record.
To enter you must:
- be in your second year of a 3 or 4 year, or a penultimate year undergraduate at a UK university.
- study mathematics, finance, economics or a business management related degree.
- be expecting at least a 2.1.
- have the right to work in the UK after graduation.
Closing date for entries is 4 February 2015.
Awards ceremony takes place on 24 April 2015 at Canary Wharf, London.
How do I win?
It’s not easy to win an Undergraduate of the Year Award and competition will be fierce. The process is demanding and only the truly outstanding and committed will make it to the last ten. There are three stages that you’ll have to get through.
Register online to submit your personal data and answer three special questions posed by Gazprom.
Once you have completed Stage 1 and submitted your application, you will be invited to complete three online tests designed exclusively by our partners SHL, the world’s leading assessment provider. The online assessment will take you around two hours to complete (although you don’t have to complete it in one visit) and will include a situational judgement test, OPQ test and a numerical test. We will then invite up to 40 candidates to the next stage after the closing date on 4 February 2015.
The best-matched students (according to the results of the online tests) make it through to the second stage. This will involve an assessment centre led by Gazprom which will include group and individual exercises, as well as an interview with HR and hiring managers. Gazprom will then decide on a shortlist of ten from the undergraduates who pass the first and second stages.
The final shortlist of ten is invited to the Undergraduate of the Year Awards in Canary Wharf, London on 24 April, 2015 where the winner will be announced.
Gazprom Marketing & Trading and the Mathematics, Economics and Finance Undergraduate of the Year
Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T) aims to attract the brightest and the best graduates who can make a positive impact on the company and contribute to its growing success. Although strong academics and relevant work experience help, being able to demonstrate aligning behaviours and skills is just as important. As well as a passion for working in the energy industry, successful applicants will also be able to support and demonstrate our values and behaviours, whilst striving for excellence and results in everything they do.
We are looking for driven, talented individuals whose skills, imagination and ‘can do’ attitude matches our own ambitions. These skills include areas such as problem solving, being independent, innovative and critical thinkers, and thriving under pressure. The winner will be able to demonstrate drive, ambition, tenacity and resilience, alongside a collaborative working style. In addition, showing a commitment to self-development, self-management, and learning from mistakes is also sought, to ultimately develop their emerging leadership skills.
What makes an award winner?
Headquartered in London, we're already a truly global organization with offices in the USA, Asia and across Europe with over 950 staff from more than 40 countries. With the ambition to become the world’s number one energy trading firm we need to continue to attract the very best talent. In the last three years we have put in place a graduate development programme that has seen us hire 70 exceptional graduates. Many have completed their first year with us and are already making highly valued contributions to our growth. Sponsoring the Undergraduate of the Year Award for Maths, Economics and Finance helps us identify the very brightest minds and in return give them a challenging yet truly rewarding experience as a GM&T intern.
We’re proud to say that our people genuinely enjoy working for us, and we’re committed to helping them develop their careers. Everyone within GM&T is given real freedom to think for themselves and showcase their talents. Our purpose is to give people the energy to succeed and we look forward to playing a role in helping you realise your potential.
Find out more about us and our graduate programmes at: www.gazprom-mt.com/CareersWithUs/GraduateCentre/Pages/Home.aspx
Mark Devine, Finance (with year in industry), Queen’s University Belfast
As a keen musician and entrepreneur, Mark began an entertainment business at the age of 16 which he ran until 2012. He is currently studying Finance at Queen’s University, Belfast with a predicted first class honours and during his second year he worked at Morgan Stanley within the Global Position Control - Equity Dividends workspace. Alongside extra-curricular commitments such as being part of the Queen’s Symphony Orchestra he aims to complete the Chartered Financial Analyst level one exam in June 2014 having won an awareness scholarship from the institute.