Placement Student Awards

Public sector

Kate Thompson – Ofgem

BA Politics with International Relations

Kate joined Ofgem’s Sustainable Energy Policy Team, and greatly impressed her colleagues.

Her remit spanned technical analysis, research, decision-support and stakeholder engagement, and she made significant contributions to a number of key regulatory projects.

Throughout, she demonstrated a remarkable breadth of skills – mastery of complex industry codes and licensing arrangements; project management; leadership; stakeholder relations; and a real capacity for assimilating complex technical concepts to prepare and deliver straightforward, insightful briefs to energy experts.

Her work on Licence Lite contributed directly to uptake of the scheme by the Greater London Authority, and she also made key contributions to a low carbon energy transmission incentive scheme.

Kate has secured a place on the Civil Service Fast Stream graduate programme.