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RWE Generation UK Engineering Graduate Programme

Are you excited to kick start your engineering career in a dynamic organisation, focused on securing the UK’s energy supply?

Power your future with our engineering graduate programme

Our IET & IMechE accredited programme provides the perfect blend of development; including the technical, practical and business skills needed to be an engineer of today and tomorrow.

Engineers are essential to our power generation business. During the scheme you will shape your career through delivering on key engineering projects across a variety of functions such as:

  • Power station maintenance shutdown – eg. day-day management of contractors on a multi-million pound maintenance activity, management of Non Destructive Testing activities on an HRSG 4 yearly pressure parts inspection
  • Engineering support – working in our internationally recognised Centre of Engineering Excellence eg. a pressure system life extension analysis in Steam Raising engineering, a Gas Turbine inspection in Turbine Engineering or a Safety Critical System plant modification evaluation in Electrical, Control & Instrumentation
  • Power station operations - eg. a shift cycle in the control room of a 2100MW CCGT power station, optimising the thermal efficiency of a forced draft hybrid cooling tower, maintenance planning on a new Bio-mass fired boiler
  • Commercial – Supporting a Thermal Performance Test on a 500MW Coal Fired Unit, or to evaluate the optimum time to take a CCGT Power Station maintenance shutdown with our Performance and Commercial Team.

Spread over the two years, your training will include: Specialist Technical skills courses, CMI Diploma in Team Leading, IOSH Managing Safely and Environmental & Chemistry skills courses.

Key Facts


24 months


  • any engineering, technology, science or mathematics disciplines
  • Outstanding analytical and problem solving skills 
  • A desire to learn, and further develop your skills
  • A highly motivated can-do attitude which enables you to work independently
  • A fantastic team-player with exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative, be conscientious and committed
  • A passion for the energy industry

Start of programme



RWE Generation UK


any of our power stations UK wide, head office in Swindon or our engineering workshop and training centre at Ferrybridge

Starting Salary

£30,300 + £2500 joining bonus


Your base location will typically be where you start and finish, and during the two year programme you will have the opportunity to complete placements (from 4 weeks to 6 months) at a number of our locations. On successful completion of the programme, we look forward to your application for an engineering role in one of our power stations or support centres.

What our graduates say:

“Outage work is the best part of my job, I have just moved into a commissioning role which suits me perfectly as I like seeing the machine come to pieces and then when we put it back together I manage the testing and checks to ensure the machine is safe to run.” Zoe Minnett, C&I graduate

“These are exciting times and the change in generation sources is having real world impacts on how we operate and maintain our equipment” Jordan Gillies, Mechanical graduate

“Engaging with internal and external networks enabled me to meet engineers internationally from RWE Group, and also the chance to learn best practise from outside the organisation.” Sholan Pillay, Mechanical graduate

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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