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Forecasting Challenge

Our Forecasting challenge aims to secure students to join our summer internship programme in a commercial analyst role within our retail energy management business area. Retail energy management is the part of our business which is responsible for pricing and buying all the gas and electricity that our customers need, and managing the cost of getting it to where it’s needs to go

So what’s the challenge all about?

We are challenging you, the students of Britain, to beat our forecast. Over the course of 3 rounds, you and your team of up to 4 members will receive weather data. You will need to build a model and forecast the energy consumption in the missing fields.

Each week we will update the league table on this page so you can track how you are doing. The top 5 teams will be invited to the final at our offices to present their model and the chance to win £1000 and a paid summer internship at npower.

It’s a perfect opportunity for students studying analytical or numerate degrees to put their mathematical skills to the test, and try out some real life forecasting. To find out more about the challenge, have a read of the brochure.

It’s really easy to register, and best of all, you can do the whole thing in less than 5 minutes. All we need is your name and email addresses plus university details for your whole team. Registration closes on 1st November 2017, and we’ll be in contact then to send you the first round of data.

Supported by our partner My Kinda Future, we have a collection of mentors who have been part of the competition before, they will be able to answer any questions you might have about the competition and the application process.Click here to access our mentors through the connectr service.

Key Information:

Opening Date: October 2nd 2017
Registration Closes: November 2nd 2017
Challenge takes place: November 3rd – December 1st 2017
Final: December 13th 2017
Internship dates: July 2nd 2018– August 24th 2018
Internship salary: £16,000 pro-rata


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