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RWE Finance Graduate Programme

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RWE Finance Graduates

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We would like to reassure students that, amidst the current Covid-19 Pandemic, we are still hiring for all our graduate programmes. Recruitment processes will be completed online during this unprecedented time and once you have applied, we will ensure you receive all relevant information regarding your application. For those who have been offered a role with us, or will soon be offered a role, we are committed to guaranteeing your employment and will keep in touch with you so you are still able to meet your colleagues before you join us. 

If you have any queries at all, please do not hesitate to contact our graduate recruitment team here.


Are you ready to make an impact in the finance functions across the RWE group? The RWE Finance Graduate Programme will equip you with an understanding of how we operate as a company, and lay the foundations for your future career. You’ll be given significant exposure to all aspects of our value chain as you undertake four rotations. 

You get to choose four rotations within these business areas: 

  • Controlling
  • Credit Risk
  • Accounting
  • Financing
  • Portfolio Management

You will have defined targets for each rotation so you can measure your success and ensure that you are performing to your full capability.

Key Facts



24 months


  • Successful completion of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering, economics or a similar field.
    a passion for finance 
  • a knowledge of IFRS/IAS and HGB (ideally) 
  • very strong analytical and numerical skills 
  • a highly motivated and proactive attitude, combined with the ability to work independently 
  • excellent communication skills, with fluent English 
  • the ability to learn quickly and take accountability 
  • strong team-working skills 
  • relevant experience or internships in the energy or finance sector (beneficial, not essential)

Number of rotations

Four, each lasting six months

Start of programme

September 2022


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Essen and Cologne, with the option to choose assignments in the UK or the Netherlands


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Application process

Application process starts at

Apply with CV & motivation letter

13.12.2021 - 17.01.2022

Numerical online test deadline

until 18.01.2022

Video interviews

until 28.01.2022

Assessment centre


Please note that the application deadline may be changed at short notice and we will no longer accept applications early on!


Learning, support and development

Whichever path you choose, we’ll guide and support you as you take on challenging and exciting projects. Learning will be a mixture of online education, face to face workshops and technical on-the-job training. You’ll learn from industry experts, and be exposed to every aspect of the energy value chain.

You’ll be assigned a buddy, a previous graduate who will share their experience and offer support. They are there for you even before your first day so you’ll feel supported from the outset. You’ll also be able to choose a senior mentor from a pool of many, to guide you through your graduate journey. They will advise you on rotations and introduce you to key people in the business. 

You’ll be given development opportunities, including networking events where you will meet senior managers and the board.

Why choose us?

The RWE Finance Graduate Programme is unique as it allows you to rotate through every company within RWE so you gain a broad and wide-ranging understanding of Finance from many different perspectives. Opportunities are far-reaching as you will have access to very senior mentors throughout the entire group. Within the programme you can also choose your rotations. This gives you the opportunity to find out which areas of Finance you enjoy and excel in most.

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What we offer

  • A wide network of support
  • Excellent development and growth opportunities
  • Various networking and employee events
  • Sports and social clubs
  • Free parking
  • Attractive pensions scheme

  • A wide network of support

  • Excellent development and growth opportunities

  • Various networking and employee events

  • Sports and social clubs

  • Free parking

  • Attractive pensions scheme

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Access our current vacancies for trainees here

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