International Graduate Programme (IGP)

Promotion for beginners: Where smart minds gain international experience!



The International Graduate Programme is a stepping stone in the careers of Europe’s best graduates.

Every year, the RWE Group awards graduates a limited number of the highly coveted slots – opening up a treasure trove of valuable international experience to young talents in Europe.



For over ten years, RWE has been offering the IGP to motivated graduates – giving them an enormous chance to put their theoretical knowledge into practice.

No. of participants:4
Duration:18 months
No. of project stations:5 to 6, at least one of which takes place abroad
Desired degree:masters, German diploma, postdoctoral, MBA
  • above-average exam results
  • awareness of other cultures
  • strong drive to achieve goals and outstanding
    analytical skills
  • highly proactive and with a high degree of team spirit
  • good English and German language skills
Accepting applications:April through May
Application process:
  1. Online applications via the application form
  2. Online test and phone interview
  3. Recruitment Days in Essen, Germany (including
Programme start:once a year, on 1 October

If you are able to convince RWE with your above-average accomplishments and extraordinary commitment, you will enjoy a whole world of new opportunities. The 18-month traineeship takes you through various steps in which you are able to face five to six challenging projects. Your personal mentor guides you along the way throughout the International Graduate Programme and is at your side for all the various projects.

A happy end for your career – it’s up to you!

Gain a behind-the-scenes glance and get to know the IGP trainees’ world, where plenty of opportunities are waiting for you.

You decide!

Where your traineeship takes place is up to you – and depends on your strengths and goals. Regardless of your path, your mentor supports you all along the way. And that’s just the beginning!

IGP in more detail

Always ready for a challenge – at any location

Find out where your traineeship may take you and learn about the diverse range of projects open to you.

View the interactive map

Got a question? We got the answer!

We deliver answers to our applicants’ most frequent questions.

To the FAQs

Insiders report: Our trainees give you an insight into their personal experiences at RWE. After all, we all like to share good times.

RWE AGDana GerdomOpernplatz 145128 EssenGermanyE-mail to Dana Gerdom


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